Microsoft urges you to stop using Internet Explorer

Last Updated Date: May 5, 2022 - 03:40

Internet Explorer will be officially disabled very soon. But Microsoft doesn't want you to wait until the last second.

Last Updated Date: May 5, 2022 - 03:40
Microsoft urges you to stop using Internet Explorer

The end of Internet Explorer is near. On June 15, 2022, Microsoft wants to unplug the legacy browser. But according to Eric Van Aelstyn, Product Marketing Manager for Microsoft Edge, you shouldn’t wait until the browser closes, you should take action yourself beforehand.

Don’t wait until June 15th made the headline in a blog post on Microsoft’s Windows IT Pro Blog! Set your own IE retirement date. He wants to inform the few remaining users of the old browser that it will be disabled soon and gives instructions on what to do to prepare for a new browser.

The post is aimed at companies that still use Internet Explorer, as there are probably sites linked to Microsoft’s legacy browser. For a large company with many employees, an unplanned shutdown can cause turmoil. But things just don’t happen in Internet Explorer.

The solution seems to be Microsoft Edge

According to Microsoft Edge Product Marketing Manager, switching from Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge is a good solution for businesses. This doesn’t come as a surprise at first, but Van Aelstyn gives a good reason for this: The Edge browser has an IE mode, namely Internet Explorer mode, which can also display pages that were previously dependent on the older browser.

This allows companies to use the newer, faster and safer Edge browser while still accessing pages that require Explorer. To ensure a seamless transition, the Microsoft employee also explains how companies transfer their data from Internet Explorer to Edge:

Microsoft Edge: The disliked browser is now number 2 worldwide

Microsoft Edge is very popular now

In April, Microsoft’s new browser became the world’s second most popular browser for the first time. Apple’s dominance over its rival’s Safari form has only been subtle, but Edge is showing a clear upward trend. With Internet Explorer shutting down, Edge could gain even more new users. In this article you can find all about the most popular and by far the number one browsers worldwide:

Are you still using Internet Explorer or have you used it before? What experiences have you had with Microsoft’s primitive browser? Please let us know in the comments section.

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