With Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft introduced a very useful feature for enterprises – support for Enterprise Site Discovery. Unfortunately though, IE8, IE9 and IE10 didn’t support the Enterprise Site Discovery feature. However, Microsoft today announced Enterprise Site Discovery support for IE8, IE9 and IE10 on its blog. Microsoft states:
Enterprise Site Discovery provides a way for an IT Pro to better understand how their users are browsing with Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, & 11 and discover Web applications that they may not be aware of. This toolkit enables collecting information from Internet Explorer about sites that are visited by Enterprise users. The sites included in this collection can be scoped by zone or domain. This information will help IT Pros prioritize applications, focusing app compatibility testing to facilitate faster upgrades. This is particularly important as customers upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer before January 2016. This feature also provides additional information on how the site is designed and used by Internet Explorer; that information can then be used to populate the Enterprise Mode site list, mitigating compatibility issues of critical sites.
Alongside support for Enterprise Site Directory, Microsoft has also added new privacy enhancements to IE8, IE9 and IE10. Head over to this link to find out more about the latest additions.