Do I need to use a Windows PC with Microsoft Internet Explorer?

YorkLive Frequently Asked Questions

No. All the Web-based services included in Microsoft Live@edu can be accessed from Windows, Mac, or Linux using Internet Explorer or Firefox. Safari and other browsers are also supported. Microsoft has an Open Standards mentality with this product and will continue to have the philosophy of offering flexibility to users. For Safari users, Microsoft offers a lighter version of Windows Live Hotmail with minimal reliance on JavaScript, but with the same 5 GB of storage that everyone else gets. Firefox 1.5 users that use a Mac will experience heavy use of JavaScript, as will users of Internet Explorer®.

Microsoft tests against a variety of Web browsers and supports the major browsers across a variety of operating system platforms.Internet Explorer from 7.0 down to 5.5 versions, the leading versions of Firefox (cross platform) and Safari (cross platform) are supported as well as Opera.  Basically, any browser supported by MSN® or Windows Live in general is supported for Microsoft Live@edu.  We also do browser detection to tune the experience the end user receives based on the browser’s capabilities.

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