It’s the end of an era folks! Microsoft recently announced that Internet Explorer is retiring from the Windows computer system starting next year. After more than 25 years, the company has decided to put the nail in the coffin on June 15th, 2022. Sean Lyndersay, a Microsoft Edge Program Manager announced on the Windows Experience Blog on May 19th, 2021 that “The future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge.” The news doesn’t come as a shock to anyone since the web browser has largely been unused by most consumers for years in replacement for Microsoft Edge. Lyndersay goes on to mention when Internet Explorer will stop being supported in the Windows system, stating “The Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and go out of support on June 15th, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10.”  

Windows has addressed how Microsoft Edge will provide a path for the future while also respecting the past and how it will address the needs for both home and work. They provide reasoning to address our needs to explain the new web browser such as improved compatibility, streamlined productivity, and better browser security. Windows recommends that Internet Explorer users transition to Microsoft Edge before June 15th, 2022 to start enjoying a more modern browsing experience. Although Internet Explorer is coming to an end, we must let the old things go in order for new things to come our way.

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This article originally posted on GREY Journal.