Now that the Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge has reached its maturity, Microsoft can continue its long-term browsing strategy, using the next step coming down to the demise of Ie.
Already bundled with Microsoft Edge like a dedicated mode, Ie now makes little sense as a desktop application, which is the main reason Microsoft now plans to retire it.
Quite simply, Internet Explorer is going away like a stand-alone application, and also the browser would carry on living on exclusively as a feature of Microsoft Edge.
The Redmond-based software giant says Ie 11 could be retired on June 15, 2022, consider then, the applying continues to get updates and security patches. After this date, however, Internet Explorer is going to be considered obsolete, without any further security updates to be released to users staying with it.
“Microsoft Edge has Internet Explorer mode (“IE mode”) built-in, so that you can access those legacy Internet Explorer-based websites and applications straight from Microsoft Edge. With Microsoft Edge capable of assuming this responsibility and much more, the web Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and walk out support on June 15, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10,” Microsoft explains.
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Worthwhile to learn, however, is that Internet Explorer will still be supported separately on Windows 10 versions that are a part of LTSC.
“If you’re someone using Ie at home, we recommend you transition to Microsoft Edge before June 15, 2022, to begin having a faster, more secure and more modern browsing experience. The good news: you most likely have diabetes already in your device,” Microsoft continues.
As far as enterprises are worried, Microsoft recommends everybody to help make the switch to Microsoft Edge, which features these IE mode and for that reason enables them to access company apps with no compatibility concerns.
IE mode in Microsoft Edge will be supported until at least 2029.