On January 15, 2013, users accessing Google Apps using Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) will see the following changes:
- Gmail will automatically forward users to basic HTML view (http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=15049). Users will have the option to revert to regular view for each login session.
- Users on IE8 can only compose email in Gmail using basic HTML. Features such as the new compose experience in Gmail will not work in IE8.
- Google Calendar will provide read-only access (http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=33864).
- Google Slides and Drawings will not be available (as has been the case since early 2011) .
Google Apps support for Microsoft IE8 was discontinued on November 15th, 2012, per the list of supported browsers (http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=33864). Google Apps continues to fully support Microsoft IE9 and IE10 browsers.