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End of Support for Internet Explorer

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In recent years Microsoft has been moving away from Internet Explorer and towards Microsoft Edge. Come mid-June, 2022, that journey will be complete.

According to Microsoft “The Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and go out of support on June 15, 2022.”

What does this mean for Internet Explorer users?

End of support means that the daily usage experience with Internet Explorer will get progressively worse over time.

Cybersecurity concerns will arise since there will be no patches or updates to fix vulnerabilities as they are discovered in the browser.

Additionally, many of the third-party sites, applications and add-ins that have been developed for Internet Explorer will also go out of service on their own independent schedules. This could lead to an additional layer of vulnerabilities that attackers might exploit in their effort to capture sensitive data or to cause disruption to workflow.

For example, a recent announcement from Last Pass (password management application) indicates, “LastPass will no longer provide guidance or support with the operation of the LastPass browser extension for IE 11 as of June 15, 2022.”

What action should Internet Explorer Users take after June 15th, 2022?

We advise that Internet Explorer users completely stop using the browser as of June 15, 2022.

Vulnerabilities will continue to be exposed. Computer users who choose to continue with IE 11 will face ever increasing exposure to risk.

It’s time for Internet Explorer users to begin using another browser. Fans of Microsoft products can easily transition to Microsoft Edge.

According to Microsoft, “The future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge.”

Edge has capability to support legacy applications and Web sites via Internet Explorer mode

Using Internet Explorer mode (“IE mode”) which is built into Microsoft Edge, you can access legacy Internet Explorer-based websites and applications while also enjoying speed and security of Microsoft Edge.

For more information on IE mode, consult the following articles from Microsoft:

What is Internet Explorer (IE) Mode?

Configure IE Mode for Microsoft Edge

or contact EXP Technical if you need help making the transition.