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    Microsoft Ends Official Support For Internet Explorer In 2022

    Internet Explorer was once the most widely used web browser, reaching a peak share of about 95 percent in 2003.

    Internet Explorer (IE) by Microsoft is set to be retired in June of 2022. The browser launched back in 1995 has evolved in the years since its launch.

    With the launch of Firefox (2004) and Google Chrome (2008), and with the growing popularity of mobile operating systems like Android and iOS that don't support Internet Explorer, its share of web usage has declined.

    Microsoft recommends that home users who use Internet Explorer before June 15, 2022, switch to Microsoft Edge to enjoy a more fast, safer, and modern browsing experience.

    Microsoft shifted its focus towards Microsoft Edge with the launching of Windows 10. Microsoft is moving away from Internet Explorer support, announcing that its 365 online services would stop supporting Internet Explorer in the coming months.

    If your organization uses Internet Explorer, you probably have a lot of legacy apps and websites. Microsoft found that enterprises have, on average, 1,678 legacy apps.

    By moving to Microsoft Edge, "you can extend the life of legacy websites and apps well beyond the Internet Explorer 11 desktop application retirement date by using Internet Explorer mode. Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge will be supported through at least 2029," the company explained.

    Based on user needs, Microsoft urged web developers to plan an orderly transition to end Internet Explorer support.

    "Microsoft Edge not only provides a faster, more secure and more modern browsing experience than Internet Explorer, but it also addresses a key issue: compatibility with legacy websites and applications."


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