Microsoft has today started rolling out a new update for its Internet Explorer 10 web browser for its Windows 8 and Windows RT operating systems, bringing with it the ability to enable Flash content to run by default.
On Microsoft’s latest Windows 8 operating system all Flash content continues to be enabled for IE on the desktop, and Microsoft has now confirmed that a majority of websites with Flash content are now compatible with Windows 8 and their Internet Explorer 10 browser.
Microsoft explains :
“We believe having more sites “just work” in IE10 improves the experience for consumers, businesses, and developers. As a practical matter, the primary device you walk around with should give you access to all the Web content on the sites you rely on. Otherwise, the device is just a companion to a PC. Because some popular Web sites require Adobe Flash and do not offer HTML5 alternatives, Adobe and Microsoft continue to work together closely to deliver a Flash Player optimized for the Windows experience.”
“This updates the immersive IE experience on Windows 8, and both the immersive and desktop IE experiences on Windows RT. The update will be made available to customers with Windows Update. The curated CV list applies to IE on the desktop for Windows RT since the most common reason to block Flash is that the site relies on other plug-ins that are not available on Windows RT.”
For more information on the new Windows 8 update for Internet Explorer 10 visit the MSDN website for full details regards compatibility and installing a new update.