Microsoft announced this week that internet explorer is nearing the end of long and slow death. It will be officially retired on June 15, 2022. The company will replace Internet Explorer 11 with Microsoft Edge. The Internet Explorer browser is in its final days before it is completely shut down. The company has already announced that its 365 online will no longer support Internet Explorer. The browser was launched in August 1995 and is more than 25 years old now. According to the company, Microsoft Edge will be compatible with older, legacy websites and applications.
Through a post on the Windows Blog, the announcement about the end of the Internet Explorer was made. It says, “Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and go out of support on June 15, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10”. The company has given three reasons why Microsoft Edge is suitable for Internet Explorer for office use and home.
Microsoft Edge has improved browser security. The company claims every second that more than roughly 579 password attacks are attempted, and its Chromium-based Edge browser provides reasonable protection against malware and phishing attacks on Windows 10 with its Microsoft Defender SmartScreen. Microsoft says that “Microsoft Edge browser can issue security patches for immediate vulnerabilities within days, if not hours.”
Due to to the new browser’s streamlined productivity, the company wants Internet Explorer users to migrate to Edge. Microsoft introduced a Sleeping tabs feature that it claims uses 26 percent less CPU usage, 16 percent less memory, and increases the devices’ battery life. It also has a feature to sort all tabs vertically on the left side of the screen. It is compatible with both legacy and modern websites.
IE Mode is there in the Microsoft Edge browser that users can access websites that require Internet Explorer to open. According to the company, this mode will be supported on Microsoft Edge through at least 2029. The company suggests users migrate from Internet Explorer to its Edge browser before June 15, 2022.