Internet Explorer 6 usage in the US has now officially dropped below 1% according to a blog post on Exploring IE, The US Says Goodbye to IE6.
Roger Capriotti, Director, Internet Explorer Marketing, writes, “IE6 has been the punch line of browser jokes for a while, and we’ve been as eager as anyone to see it go away. In fact, we launched the IE6 Countdown site last March to help accelerate the process. Less than a year later, I’m thrilled to say that the United States has joined the ranks of Austria, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway in dropping below 1% usage of IE6. In addition, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Ukraine, Portugal and the Philippines are also entering the Champions’ Circle.”
For ISVs, the means you and your IT Pros can consider IE6 a “low-priority” at this point and stop spending your time supporting such an outdated browser.
You can end IE6 and move to a modern browser like IE8 or IE9.
You can find additional details and resources on how to achieve this at IE6Countdown.com.
Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation