What SharePoint 2010 looks like with Internet Explorer 6

Update July 2010: I created another entry regarding what can work, albeit unsupported, with IE6 : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/maximeb/archive/2010/07/30/what-can-work-with-internet-explorer-6-and-sharepoint-2010.aspx.

We all know that IE 6 is not supported with SharePoint 2010.  But we also know that there are still large companies with IE6 deployed in the field.  I had access to a workstation with 2 screens, one of them shows the result with IE6, the other with IE7.

While we knew that the Server Ribbon bar would likely not work with IE6, I didn’t expect it to be that bad Wink.

 

Note: All pictures were taken with the SharePoint 2010 Beta 2 release.

 

Image #1 shows the an OOB Team Site:

IE6 vs IE7 - Collaboration Team Site 1

 

Image #2 shows a Document Library :

IE6 vs IE7 - Collaboration Team Site 2 (Document Library)

 

Image #3 shows the breadcrumb :

IE6 vs IE7 - Collaboration Team Site 3

 

Image #4 shows the Ribbon Bar in a Document Library :

IE6 vs IE7 - Collaboration Team Site 4 (Document Library)

 

Image #5 shows an OOB Publishing Portal (with more than Visitor permissions) :

IE6 vs IE7 - Publishing Portal 1

 

Image #6 shows an OOB Publishing Portal with the Site Actions :

IE6 vs IE7 - Publishing Portal 2

 

Image #7 and #8 shows an OOB Publishing Portal when editing the default page :

IE6 vs IE7 - Publishing Portal 3
IE6 vs IE7 - Publishing Portal 4

 

So as you can see, definitely plan your upgrade to Internet Explorer 7+!

 

UPDATE: April 27th:

Image #9 : 2007 Team site upgraded to 2010, no visual upgrade, IE6

IE6 vs IE7 - Team Site NO Visual Upgrade

Image #10 : 2007 Document Library upgraded to 2010, no visual upgrade, IE6

IE6 vs IE7 - Team Site NO Visual Upgrade 2

 

Maxime