After more than 25 years, Microsoft has finally decided to retire Internet Explorer next year, that is, in 2022. The Internet Explorer web browser has largely been left unused by many consumers, for years now. But, Microsoft has now finally announced that the browser will be unavailable right from June 15th, 2022.
According to what Sean Lyndersay, a Microsoft Edge program manager said on the official Microsoft Windows Blog, we would be bidding goodbyes to Internet Explorer in lieu of the advanced Microsoft Edge – a much faster, secure, and modern browser.
“We are announcing that the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge.”– Sean Lyndersay, a Microsoft Edge program manager
All the consumer versions will end their support of the browser. However, the Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) of Windows 10 will still stand to include Internet Explorer. As per the timeline mentioned on August 17, 2021, we’d be witnessing Microsoft 365 and other apps end their support for Internet Explorer 11. Thus, Microsoft’s online services like Office 365, OneDrive, Outlook, will not be supporting the services of Internet Explorer 11.
“The future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge.” Well, for businesses, Microsoft created IE mode a couple of years back. This Microsoft Edge with IE mode allows certain businesses to adopt a Chromium-based browser. This support is for older legacy websites. In the recent announcements, Microsoft also promised to support the IE mode in Edge at least till 2029.
Since the appearance of Microsoft Edge in 2015, Microsoft has been trying to stop people from using Internet Explorer. The introduction of Edge was made with the intention to kick off the Internet Explorer web browser. This was particularly done to encourage people to favor Edge and its IE mode.
Is Microsoft Edge really the future?
That being said, Microsoft is trying to refurbish and meet the needs of people’s homes and work. The change was necessary for a more comprehensive browsing experience, which is why they are providing some stunning features like improved compatibility, streamlined productivity, and better browser security.
Hello! Microsoft Edge.