I’m working for a client new to the world of software development and unencumbered by familiarity with development lifecycles and environments. (Not their fault; it just places the onus on us to teach them.) I’m not sure how long my company has been working with them; I just joined the project a couple of months ago.

Somewhere in the past, some percentage of the developers on the project acquiesced to doing development work in their production environment, probably because they were asked to do so to help them with some tight deadlines or urgent requirements. The short term effect was that it helped the client meet whatever deadlines or requirements they had; the long term effect is… disastrous.

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K2 has released a statement announcing the immediate end to security updates or technical support for Microsoft Internet Explorer versions earlier than IE 11.

On Tuesday, January 12th, Microsoft ends support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10. The end of support means that these older versions of Internet Explorer will no longer receive security updates or technical support.

As such, K2 will also no longer release fixes or patches for these older versions of Internet Explorer. You may continue using the older browser versions with K2 products, but if any issues arise K2 will not release fixes or patches for unsupported browser versions. You will be required to upgrade to a supported version or use a different supported browser.

Endgaget reports that these older versions still have an estimated 20% market share.


I was recently asked if one can determine whether a specific person has a specific process instance in his/her worklist. The answer is yes — an administrator can do this from the K2 Workspace if some attributes about the process instance are known.

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K2 establishes their general guidelines for environment and application software support in their K2 blackpearl 4.6 Compatibility Matrix, under their Microsoft Product Support Plan.

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