Most importantly, it not just me whingeing now... Everyone is doing it.. Nothing like being first on the complain train...
You can have a look here: http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=10/10/29/149218
and also here: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9193901/IE6_addiction_throws_monkey_wrench_into_Windows_7_migration
So, here are some thoughts on the IE6 compatibilitz problem space, and how it affects organizations moving to Windows 7;
1. Percentage of web apps within the organisations - now equal with native installed apps. Five years ago with the XP migration it was more likely to a ration of 1:4 native versus web based apps forming the application portfolio. The number of web based apps today is totally unknown to the orgs as the chances are they have not assessed their web apps prior to planning the Win7 migration. And when they do come to carry out their due diligence the results are a bit of a shock.
2. Secondly, it's not just the web apps that won't migrate easily. URL's intranets, extranets and portals will have difficulty migrating as well. In many instances, organisations have not considered this factor into their migration plans and this can delay a migration by months.
- Hardware Support for 64-bit
- Virtualization Layer support (App-V)
- Office Updates for inter-dependent applications
- and.. the Browser (specifically IE6)
The fun never stops...