End of an Era: Microsoft retires Internet Explorer in 2022

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BATON ROUEGE, La (BRPROUD)- On Wednesday, Microsoft announced it plans to retire the web browser for certain versions of Windows 10 on June 15, 2022. After that time, it will also no longer provide support for Internet Explorer.

“The future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge,” reads a blog post from Microsoft published Wednesday. “Not only is Microsoft Edge a faster, more secure and more modern browsing experience than Internet Explorer, but it is also able to address a key concern: compatibility for older, legacy websites and applications.”

Some versions will continue to receive support for Internet Explorer, such as Windows 8.1, according to a FAQ from Microsoft detailing the shift.

Last year, Microsoft announced it was dropping support for Internet Explorer on its Microsoft 365 apps and services. That change takes effect Aug. 17.

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