Microsoft Bids Goodbye To Internet Explorer

The tech giant is doing away with its internet explorer in phases and replacing it with Microsoft Edge by this time next year

Raghav N

August 20, 2020

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Microsoft has finally announced the end of its once leading web browser, the Internet Explorer. Around this time next year, the tech giant will finally pull the plug on the defunct web browser and the older version of its Microsoft Edge browser – the Edge Legacy. Replacing the ageing internet explorer is the company’s chromium-based Microsoft Edge.

Support for the 25-year-old browser will be withdrawn by the company in a phased manner. The MS web apps will stop supporting the internet explorer 11 by November 2020 end and by August 17 next year, MS online services and apps will also stop supporting this browser.

The MS Edge Legacy desktop app will stop getting internal assistance and will cease to receive security updates after 9 March 2021. New devices in future Windows feature updates will all include the new edge window browser

Office 365, One Drive and Outlook are some of the online services offered by the Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded company.

The closure of the old explorer has been on the cards for years. In 2015, the organization unveiled the new edge browser. The old version has been branded by the company itself as more of a compatibility solution, rather than a browser, thus encouraging businesses to discontinue its use.

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