So it looks like the end of days is coming for older IE versions in over a year and a bit time.

This really isn't as big of a song and dance that Microsoft is making it out to be. That's great your killing older generations of IE but by 2016 do you really think that IE 11 wont be as much as a problem that IE 8 is now compared to other browsers.

We'll see what happens, maybe they will switch to the way their competitors work were only the very latest is supported. In this day and age I don't think people degrudge updating even in a corperate setting.