Microsoft is now putting an end to the Internet Explorer era, the reason being its futility among the people around the world. It will finally be bid goodbye by the tech giant on June 15th, 2022. The web browser has been in service for 25 years and is on the verge of departing forever, in the favor of another web browser, Microsoft Edge.
Sean Lyndersay, the program manager at Microsoft Edge proclaims that Internet Explorer’s future on Windows 10 is in the hands of Microsoft Edge, once the Internet Explorer 11 desktop application gets retired for the versions of Windows 10.
According to the company, the Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) of Windows 10 will continue the Internet Explorer as an app till next year; whereas, the consumer-versions will no more support it. The departure of Internet Explorer is yet to be confirmed officially by Microsoft. However, some of the speculations suggest the retirement of the browser to be seen either in June 2022 or later.
Microsoft has come up with its IE mode for Edge a few years back that enabled the businesses to get to a new chromium-based browser for the old websites. The IE mode in Microsoft Edge supports older ActiveX controls and websites are still being continued to be used in the various businesses throughout. Also, Microsoft has given a word to keep the IE mode in Edge until 2029.
It’s been more than five years since Microsoft asking people to stop using Internet Explorer. The launch of Microsoft Edge in 2015 laid the foundation of discontinuity for the Internet Explorer’s further use. Therefore, Internet Explorer has since been referred to as a “compatibility solution” by Microsoft. The company has been persuading businesses to stop using the Internet Explorer as one of the browsers, and start using Microsoft Edge.
Last year, Microsoft gave up on support for the Internet Explorer 11 for the Microsoft Teams web app.