Microsoft has announced that they will be retiring the Internet Explorer desktop app on 15 June 2022. They believe that ‘the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge’.
What will happen?
On 15 June 2022 the Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) desktop application will no longer be supported. As a result, any attempt to access IE11 will be redirected to Microsoft Edge.
What should you do?
Firstly, anyone still using Internet Explorer should make the transition to Edge. The new Edge is based on Chromium coding, well-known for the coding behind Google Chrome. You can read more about our favourite features in Edge in our previous insight here.
Secondly, Internet Explorer mode continues to provide legacy support within Microsoft Edge. If you have legacy Internet Explorer-based sites and apps, you will need to set up Internet Explorer mode so they can be accessed via Edge. By using dual engines, Edge will be able to support both legacy and modern sites and apps.
It’s also important to note that Microsoft 365 and other apps will end support for IE11 on 17 August 2021.
If you need support or advice on the transition to Edge, get in touch for a chat.