Updated: February 2017
Upgrading web applications to modern standards is the best long-term solution to ensure compatibility with today’s web browsers, but using backward compatibility can save time and money. Internet Explorer 11 has features that can ease your browser and operating system upgrades, reducing web application testing and remediation costs. On Windows 10, you can standardize on Microsoft Edge for faster, safer browsing and fall back to Internet Explorer 11 just for sites that need backward compatibility.
The Web Application Compatibility Lab Kit is a primer for the features and techniques used to provide web application compatibility during a typical enterprise migration to Microsoft Edge. It walks you through how to configure and set up Enterprise Mode, leverage Enterprise Site Discovery, test web apps using the F12 developer tools, and manage the Enterprise Mode Site List.
The Web Application Compatibility Lab Kit* includes:
Depending on your environment, your web apps may "just work” using the methods described below. For additional technical documentation, see
Plan for Internet Explorer 11, or visit
Modern.IE for tools and guidance for web developers.
There are two versions of the lab kit available:
The Web Application Compatibility Lab Kit is also available in: