Internet Explorer, developed by Microsoft, is a web browser installed as standard after Windows 95. In Windows 10, the standard browser was changed to Microsoft Edge, but until around 2014, Internet Explorer accounted for the majority of web browsers. Internet Explorer like this will finally end on June 15, 2022.
Since 2020, Microsoft has gradually reduced Internet Explorer support and announced the end of Internet Explorer support in the Microsoft 365 online service. As a new step, Microsoft announced that the successor to Windows 10 Internet Explorer is Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft Edge is faster and more secure than Internet Explorer, has compatibility with existing websites and legacy applications, and supports Internet Explorer-based websites and applications using Internet Explorer mode. Therefore, Microsoft Edge announced that it will end support for the latest version of Internet Explorer 11 on June 15, 2022, as it contains most of the features of Internet Explorer and has various features that Internet Explorer does not have.
In the future, the Internet Explorer timeline looks like this. On May 20, 2021, the end of Internet Explorer offering was announced, and on August 17, 2021, Microsoft 365 and other applications already announced the end of Internet Explorer support, and Internet Explorer application offerings will end on June 16, 2022. In addition, the end of support on June 16, 2022 does not affect Windows 10 LTSC and Internet Explorer 11 in Windows Server. Also, it does not affect the MSHTML engine.
Microsoft cited three reasons for migrating from Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge: improved compatibility, improved productivity, and enhanced browser security.
For improved compatibility, Microsoft Edge employs a dual engine that supports both old and new websites. As mentioned earlier, since it has an Internet Explorer mode that supports websites and applications that can not be viewed without Internet Explorer, Microsoft explained that Microsoft Edge is the only browser that has compatibility with Internet Explorer-based websites and applications. I’m doing it.
You can use a web browser without distinction by using Microsoft’s Edge Dual Engine for applications that are used for company work or websites that do not work only in Internet Explorer. However, it explains that productivity may decrease. In addition, Microsoft Edge has a sleeping tab function that does not slow down your computer even if you open multiple tabs at the same time, or a collection function that allows you to easily collect and organize information on the web. It says it helps.
Regarding the enhancement of browser security, it is emphasized that Microsoft Edge is adopting Microsoft Defender SmartScreen, which can protect against phishing attacks and malicious code intrusion at a high level. In addition, it has a password monitoring function that detects personal information leakage by searching the dark web. In addition, Microsoft is emphasizing that it is a browser suitable for business that boasts higher security than Chrome for Business for Windows 10.
Microsoft is also releasing a guide to getting started with Internet Explorer mode that can be used with Microsoft Edge for users of Internet Explorer-based legacy applications or websites. Also, the Internet Explorer executable file will not be deleted after June 16, 2022, but launching it may redirect you to Microsoft Edge. Related information can be found here.