Things have been quiet around here recently! Have you missed the Bonza Blog?
I’ve been in Melbourne and in The Long Paddock (Deniliquin, NSW) on a much needed break.
Because web technology moves so quickly, having those few days off means having to catch up on changes coming from Google which may impact on the way your business processes function if you’re using Google Apps.
Google announced they will only be supporting the current and prior major release of Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer on a rolling basis. Or as Google put it “each time a new browser version is released we’ll begin supporting the update and stop supporting the third-oldest version.”
As of August 1st, Google will discontinue support for the following browsers and their predecessors: Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 7, and Safari 3.
In these older browsers you may have trouble using certain features in Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Google Docs and Google Sites, and eventually these apps may stop working entirely.
So if it’s been a a while since you updated your browser we encourage you to get the latest version of your favorite browser before the end of this month.
To download the latest version of a new web browser or update your current web browser, please visit the distributor’s main website.
Google says it’s making the change because newer technologies like HTML5 are required for new features in Google Apps, and that older browser just “don’t have the chops.” Culling support for older browsers also means that Google doesn’t have to do as much testing when it releases new features.
If you need help to update your browser call 1800 280 440.