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Breaking News! #Java still Java…

September 13, 2014

breaking newsI’m not sure this is really “non-breaking” news like the breathless CNN updates to tell us searchers still have not found that Malaysian Airlines jet, but it is “news” and you may have missed it.

Anyway, I’ve written quite a bit on desktop Java here because it’s apparently a real pain to our customers having to use it, and recently a Microsoft Internet Explorer update impacted (or could) Oracle JRE and Workforce Central.

So, the breaking news… Yesterday, our Technical Advisory was updated to read,

“Please note – Microsoft states that sites in the intranet and trusted sites are exempt from the checks.

It specifically states that out-of-date ActiveX control blocking feature works with:

  • Internet Explorer 8 through Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 SP1 and up
  • Internet Explorer 8 through Internet Explorer 11 on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and up
  • All Security Zones except the Local Intranet Zone and the Trusted Sites Zone”

Since I had no idea what any of that meant, I asked a source and received this response:

“Some WFC customers can adjust trusted site settings and low security settings and get by.”

That’s a little obtuse, so I’d recommend reading our technical advisory and Microsoft’s to understand your options.

The Working Smarter Café – Breaking news as it happens… or a little later.

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