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Microsoft Internet Explorer is Retiring

Posted by: Jo Love
Category: Business, Oxfordshire telecoms, Tips and advice

After more than 25 years, the old-fashioned Microsoft browser is finally being retired in favour of Microsoft Edge.

From August 17, 2021, the remaining Microsoft 365 apps and services will no longer support IE 11.

The announcement has been coming for a while, as Microsoft has been pushing Edge for a few years now. According to Microsoft it offers a faster, more secure, and more modern browsing experience.

We shouldn’t forget Microsoft Internet Explorer’s crucial role in internet history – it used to be one of the most used worldwide. But this gradually changed with the introduction of competing browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.   

If you have Microsoft Internet Explorer set as your default browser, you should change this in your Network settings.