Microsoft will truly, finally kill off Internet Explorer in June 2022

It was foreseeable for a long time. Microsoft has finally announced when it will pull the plug on Internet Explorer. The company will be retiring the IE 11 desktop app on June 15, 2022 for most versions of Windows 10.

The move does not affect the Windows 10 long-term maintenance channel, which is used for devices that stay the same over time, such as: B. MRI machines and air traffic control systems. The decommissioning does not affect Server Internet Explorer 11 desktop applications or the MSHTML (Trident) engine. For the most part, however, Internet Explorer will be put into the pasture in less than 13 months.

Internet Explorer has been part of the Windows fabric for over a quarter of a century. Since the introduction of Edge in 2015, Microsoft has slowly shut down the old browser. Support for earlier versions ended in 2016. Microsoft 365 and other apps will no longer support IE 11 on August 17th.

Microsoft has urged users still clinging to IE 11 to switch to Edge (or another browser if you prefer) before support ends next June. Edge has a built-in Internet Explorer mode for websites that still need IE. Many companies are still using old apps and websites that don’t really work with modern browsers, so this mode is useful. Microsoft says it will support Edge’s IE mode at least until the end of 2029, so organizations and IT departments have a few more years to deviate from these legacy web apps.

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