Friday, 8 January 2010

Edit Office Document from SharePoint in IE8 64 bit version

Have you ever tried to open a Word document from a SharePoint 2007 document library using Internet Explorer 8 64 bit edition? Today I tried, because I am running a 64 bit Windows 7 edition.
Guess what, next message was shown:

So I tried also to open a Word document from a SharePoint 2010 document library in IE8 x64. Of course, it doesn't work either. Only the message was a bit different:

Oh, by the way, I am using Office 2007 SP2. I didn't try it with Office 2010 (not installed yet). Maybe that will work? I guess not, but I let you know.
Thanks Microsoft! :(


I read on technet that the IE8 64 is a so called Level 2 brower. According to Microsoft, Web browser support is divided into two levels: level 1 and level 2. Although administrative tasks on SharePoint sites are optimized for level 1 browsers, SharePoint Server 2010 also provides support for other browsers that are frequently used. To ensure that you have complete access to all functionality, we recommend that you use a level 1 browser for administrative tasks.

So it seems that editing a Word document from SharePoint is administrative task. In SharePoint it is called 'contribution'... do you follow it?

Read more at Microsoft Technet:

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