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Internet Explorer is retiring June 15th, 2022 

Microsoft announced the retirement of the Internet Explorer (IE) browser. Microsoft Edge will officially replace the IE 11 desktop app in Windows 10. This app will go out of support starting June 15th, 2022, and here are a few things you must know. 

Which platforms will be affected by this retirement? 

  • IE 11 desktop application delivered via the Semi-Annual Channel (SAC): 
  • Windows 10 client SKUs (version 20H2 and later) 
  • Windows 10 IoT (version 20H2 and later) 

 

What does this mean for my organization? 

If you already have Microsoft Edge installed, you’re a few steps ahead on your migration process. If your organization has legacy browser dependencies, the next step in this process is to enable legacy browser support in Microsoft Edge. 

To learn how to enable Internet Explorer webpage mode for Microsoft Edge, read this guide. 

Also, to notify about these changes to leaders and users on your organization, here’s an Adoption Kit for IE’s retirement. This kit has ready-made content for notifying and migrating to Microsoft Edge. 

What does this mean for end users? 

This change will bring a more secure and modern browsing experience. A growing number of websites will no longer support IE, after its retirement on June 15th, 2022. If a user tries to access it after said date, it’ll automatically redirect them to Microsoft Edge. 

However, Internet Explorer mode will be supported until 2029, which means you’ll be able to access Internet Explorer supported sites through Microsoft Edge. 

The IE desktop app will not be removed, as it is needed to support the IE mode. However, after June 15th, 2022, it’ll be permanently disabled. 

If you want to know more details about this retirement, read this Microsoft FAQ article. 

If you have any questions or want support for your Microsoft Technologies, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

 

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