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Microsoft is finally retiring Internet Explorer in 2022

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Microsoft is finally retiring Internet Explorer next year after more than 25 years. The old web browser has not been used for years by most consumers, but Microsoft is putting the final nail in Internet Explorer’s coffin on June 15, 2022 in favor of Microsoft Edge.

“We announce that the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge,” said Sean Lyndersay, Microsoft Edge program manager. “The Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be discontinued on June 15, 2022, and some versions of Windows 10 will no longer be supported.”

While Windows 10’s long-term servicing channel (LTSC) will still include Internet Explorer next year, all consumer editions will end support for the browser. 

Microsoft does not make it clear and we are investigating,, but it is likely that we will eventually see Internet Explorer bundled into Windows in June 2022 or shortly thereafter.

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Internet Explorer

Most businesses will have the option Microsoft Edge with IE mode. Microsoft created its IE mode for Edge a few years ago, and has allowed businesses to adopt the new Chromium-based browser for older legacy websites.

IE mode upholds more seasoned ActiveX controls and heritage locales, which are shockingly still utilized by numerous organizations. Microsoft is promising to support this IE mode in Edge at least until 2029.

It’s been a long time since Internet Explorer ended. Microsoft ended support for the Microsoft Team web app for Internet Explorer 11 last year, and it plans to cut it from accessing Microsoft 365 services later this year. 

Internet Explorer 11 will no longer be supported on August 17 for Microsoft’s online services such as Office 365, OneDrive, Outlook, and others.

Microsoft has been trying to prevent people from using Internet Explorer for more than five years. Microsoft Edge first appeared in 2015, and marked the beginning of the end of the Internet Explorer brand.

Microsoft has since labeled Internet Explorer as a “compatibility solution” rather than a browser and encouraged businesses to stop using aging browsers in favor of Edge and its IE mode.

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