Microsoft browser support

Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH) is dedicated to supporting our resources on a wide range of browsers and devices. We are also dedicated to continually improving navigation and presentation by taking advantage of new practices and browser functionalities.

Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 – no longer supported by Microsoft

In 2014 Microsoft announced that Windows XP and the associated Internet Explorer (IE) 6 and 7 browsers would no longer be supported with software and security updates.

In January 2016, Microsoft announced that they would only support IE11 and Microsoft Edge. This means that IE8, IE9 and IE10 will also no longer receive software and security updates.

AMH online products and IE6, IE7 and IE8

Following Microsoft’s announcements and because of concerns with loss of navigational and functional elements, AMH decided to remove support for IE6, IE7 and IE8 browsers. By doing this, AMH is able to dedicate more time to continuing to provide a quality resource for our users now and into the future.

We strongly recommend upgrading as soon as possible so that you will continue to receive Microsoft security updates, and continue to get the best experience from the AMH Online and Companion websites, and other websites in general.

If you are using these browsers due to compatibility issues with some intranet or other websites, contact your IT administrator for assistance.








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AMH online products and IE9 and IE10

As Microsoft’s announcement to no longer support these browsers is recent, AMH will continue to support them for now. Our ability to continue to provide support for these browsers will be reviewed every 6 months.

Please read our current recommendations for desktop browser compatibility.

Already using IE11 but receiving messages in AMH online products about older browsers?

For institutional users, IE11 may be set up by your IT administrator to use Enterprise Mode (this compatibility view allows some older applications to be used in newer browsers).

In some cases, Enterprise Mode may be able to be turned off by going to Tools in your browser and then unticking Enterprise Mode. This will improve the appearance and functionality of AMH online products. If this is not an option, contact your IT administrator for assistance.