Microsoft retires Internet Explorer


Microsoft will end support for IE 11 desktop application. Internet Explorer will be retired in favor of Microsoft Edge.

Where: United States

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On Wednesday, Microsoft ended support for the most recent version of Internet Explorer.
The company announced in May that the Internet Explorer 11 desktop application would be retired and go out of support for certain versions of Windows 10, being replaced by their new web browser, Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft had stated, “With Microsoft Edge, we provide a path to the web’s future while still respecting the web’s past,” adding, “Change was necessary, but we didn’t want to leave reliable, still-functioning websites and applications behind.”
Microsoft has confirmed that devices still using Internet Explorer will be “progressively redirected” to Edge in the next few months.
In a blog post, Sean Lyndersay, the general manager of Microsoft Edge Enterprise, stated that despite its role in the evolution of the web, “Internet Explorer’s reputation today is, deservedly, one of a product from an older era — quirky in behavior and lacking the security of a modern browser.”

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