Microsoft is finally killing off Internet Explorer

After 25 years, Microsoft's web browser is being put to rest

Launched in 1995, Internet Explorer held as much as 95 per cent of market share in the early 2000s, before giving way to Apple’s resurgence and browsers like Firefox and Chrome. Alas, Internet Explorer’s days as a web browser are numbered.

Microsoft is set to phase out the browser in favour of a new product Microsoft Edge. Internet Explorer will be shut down between November 30th, 2020 and August 17th, 2021.

In a blog post, Microsoft confirmed that Microsoft 365 apps and services will no longer support Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) by this time next year.

  • Beginning November 30, 2020, the Microsoft Teams web app will no longer support IE 11.
  • Beginning August 17, 2021, the remaining Microsoft 365 apps and services will no longer support IE 11.
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    Microsoft Edge will run on open-source Chromium software, which was originally developed for Google Chrome.

    R.I.P. to Internet Explorer.

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