It’s official – Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer will retire on June 15, 2022. This marks the end of an era for the web browser that once dominated the internet. While IE has declined for many years, it still has a loyal following among some users. In this article, we’ll look at IE’s history and what its retirement means for the future of web browsers.
Microsoft is releasing the new browser in July 2022 for most windows versions. This day has come closer, and while several users and businesses have moved to other browser systems, some haven hasn’t changed their browsers.
What is Internet Explorer?
Internet Explorer (IE) is a web browser developed by Microsoft. It was first released in 1995 and quickly became the most popular web browser in the world. IE was bundled with Microsoft Windows and came pre-installed on every new PC.
IE was known for its simplicity and reliability. It was also packed with features, including support for ActiveX controls, which allowed developers to create rich internet applications (RIAs). However, IE also had its share of security vulnerabilities, making it a target for hackers.
In recent years, IE has lost market share to web browsers such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. In 2015, Microsoft announced that IE would be replaced by Microsoft Edge, a new web browser designed for Windows 10. However, IE will still be available for users who need it.
On June 15, 2021, IE will officially retire. This marks the end of an era for Microsoft and the web browser industry.
The History of Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer was first released in 1995, making it one of the oldest web browsers still in use today. Microsoft created it as a way to access the internet on Windows devices.
Over the years, Internet Explorer has undergone many changes and updates. The most recent version, Internet Explorer 11, was released in 2013. However, Microsoft has announced that they will be retiring Internet Explorer on June 15, 2022.
While Internet Explorer was once the most popular web browser, it has surpassed other browsers in recent years. Google Chrome is currently the most popular browser, followed by Firefox and Safari.
Why is Internet Explorer Retiring?
Internet Explorer is retiring because it is no longer the most popular web browser. In recent years, browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox have become more popular than Internet Explorer. As a result, Microsoft has decided to focus its efforts on developing new versions of Edge, its web browser.
Internet Explorer was first released in 1995 and quickly became the most popular web browser. However, its popularity declined in the early 2000s as new competitors emerged. In recent years, Internet Explorer’sExplorer’s market share has been steadily declining. As of May 2020, it accounted for less than 5% of global web browser usage.
Microsoft has announced that the last version of Internet Explorer will be released on June 15, 2020. After that date, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for the browser.
Although Internet Explorer is retiring, it will always be the first major web browser in history.
What are the Alternatives to Internet Explorer?
There are a few alternatives to Internet Explorer that people can use. One popular option is Microsoft Edge. Edge is a web browser that is designed for Windows 10. It is faster and more secure than Internet Explorer.
Another popular option is Google Chrome. Chrome is a web browser that is available for all major operating systems. It is fast, secure, and has various features that people can use.
Finally, there is Mozilla Firefox. Firefox is a web browser that is available for all major operating systems. It has a variety of features, including security and privacy tools.
How to Migrate from Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer will be retired on June 15, 2021. This marks the end of an era for the once-popular web browser. Microsoft will no longer support Internet Explorer, and it will no longer receive security updates.
If you’re still using Internet Explorer, now is the time to migrate to a new web browser. There are many different browsers, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.
Migrating from Internet Explorer is easy:
- You’ll need to choose a new browser and download it.
- You can export your bookmarks from Internet Explorer and import them into your new browser.
- You’ll need to update any software that relies on Internet Explorer, such as web apps or plugins.
You can easily migrate from Internet Explorer to a new web browser with a few simple steps.
Inform your users and have them import their data
As of June, Internet Explorer will no longer be supported. This means that any security vulnerabilities will not be fixed, and users may experience issues with website compatibility.
It is important to inform users of this change and help them export their data from Internet Explorer. There are a few different ways to do this, depending on the data type. For example, you can export bookmarks, history, and cookies by going to the “Import/Export” settings in Internet Explorer. Using a third-party tool, you can also export passwords, forms, and autocomplete data. Once you have exported the data, you can import it into a different browser, such as Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.
By taking these steps, you can help your users transition to a different browser before Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Make sure IE mode is set up!
If you’re still using Internet Explorer, now is the time to switch to a different browser. Microsoft was ending support for Internet Explorer on June 15, 2020. This means there will be no more security updates or technical support for the browser.
IE mode is a feature in Microsoft Edge that lets you view websites in IE mode. This is useful if you need to use a website that only works in IE. To set up IE mode, open Microsoft Edge and go to Settings > Advanced > Site Settings. Under “Compatibility View settings,” select “Allow sites to open windows using Internet Explorer.”
If you’re using IE mode in Microsoft Edge, make sure you update your browser regularly. Microsoft Edge will continue to receive security updates even after IE mode is no longer supported.
Broadly deploy the Disable IE policy on your internal retirement date.
As of June, Internet Explorer will no longer be supported by Microsoft. This means that it will no longer receive security updates or other patches. This is a serious security risk, as Internet Explorer is now vulnerable to exploitation by malicious software.
To protect your network, you should broadly deploy the Disable IE policy on your internal retirement date. This will ensure that Internet Explorer is no longer used on your network, preventing any potential exploitation.
After deploying the Disable IE policy, you should also remove Internet Explorer from any computers that still have it installed. This will further reduce the risk of exploitation.
Schedule your internal IE retirement date
As you may know, Microsoft is ending support for Internet Explorer 11 on June 15, 2022. This means that there will be no more security updates or technical support for the browser after that date.
We recommend you schedule your internal IE retirement date before June 15, 2022. This will give you time to ensure that all of your employees are using a supported browser before IE 11 is no longer available.
There are a few things to keep in mind when you’re you’re planning your IE retirement date. First, you’ll need to ensure that all your employees are using a supported browser. We recommend using Microsoft Edge or another modern browser.
Second, you’ll need to test your website and web applications to ensure they work with the new browser. Third, you’ll need to update any documentation or training materials that mention IE 11.
Finally, you should communicate your employee’s plans to retire IE 11. Let them know when they will need to switch to a new browser and provide instructions on how to do so.
By scheduling your internal IE retirement date before June 15, 2022, you can ensure that your employees are using a supported browser and your website.
How to give feedback and suggestions to Microsoft?
If you have feedback or suggestions for Microsoft about Internet Explorer, there are a few ways to get in touch.
One way is to join the Microsoft Edge Insider program. This program is for people who want to help shape the future of Microsoft Edge, the successor to Internet Explorer. As an Insider, you can give feedback and test pre-release versions of the browser. To join, simply go to the Microsoft Edge Insider website and sign up with your Microsoft account.
Another way to give feedback is to use the Feedback Hub app. This app is included with Windows 10 and allows you to submit feedback about any Microsoft products, including Internet Explorer. To find the Feedback Hub, simply search for it in the Start menu.
Finally, you can also contact Microsoft directly by going to the Windows Feedback website. Here you can submit feedback about any Windows products, including Internet Explorer.
So if you have any feedback or suggestions for Microsoft about Internet Explorer, be sure to let them know!
It’s official: Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer will be retired on June 15, 2022. This marks the end of an era for the web browser that was once the most popular in the world. While Microsoft will no longer support IE, it will still be available to those who want to use it. So if you’re a die-hard IE fan, you don’t have to worry about losing your favourite web browser just yet. Thanks for reading, and farewell, Internet Explorer!