Microsoft is retiring Internet Explorer next year, after more than 25 years. Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and go out of support on June 15, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10.

For businesses that continue to use apps customized for Internet Explorer, Microsoft has added Internet Explorer compatibility mode to Edge. Important enterprise apps will continue to work.

“We are announcing that the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge,” says Sean Lyndersay, a Microsoft Edge program manager. “The Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and go out of support on June 15, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10.”

In the early 2000s, Internet Explorer was actually one of the best browsers on the Web, supporting cutting-edge technologies not supported by other browsers. However, because Microsoft continues to use its own API and there are no consistent updates, Internet Explorer quickly set foot on other web browsers such as Chrome and Firefox in the early 2010s.

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