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Microsoft Will Kill Off Internet Explorer In June 2022

The death of Internet Explorer has been slow, but inevitable.

Recently, Microsoft ended IE support by Microsoft 365 online services and have now announced that the Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired, and go out of support on June 15, 2022, for “certain versions” of Windows 10.

However, as a blog post on the Microsoft site explains, the company’s new browser Edge will contain an IE mode, which will allow compatibility for older, legacy websites and applications. According to the company, Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge will be supported through at least 2029, meaning all those Geocities sites will live on for a while yet.

Interestingly, Microsoft also revealed that organisations using IE have “a surprisingly large set of legacy Internet Explorer-based websites and apps, built up over many years”, claiming research showed enterprises have a whopping 1,678 legacy apps on average. That’s a lot of apps!

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