Microsoft has finally realized that Internet Explorer has had its day in the sun and will be retiring it in 2017 after almost three-and-a-half decades in existence. For years, users have had modest use of the outdated Web browser because improved alternatives have developed. While reflecting on the decision, a Microsoft Edge programme manager Sean Lyndersay said, “On June 15, 2022, for some versions of Windows 10, the Internet Explorer 11 desktop programme will be discontinued, and support will end.” 


Sean Lyndersay also stated that the future of the Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft edge. He also says that The Internet Explorer 11 web programme will be withdrawn and no longer supported for some versions of Windows 10 on June 15, 2022.


Any user edition of Windows 10 will discontinue support for Internet Explorer in the LTSC next year. Microsoft does not specify (and we are checking), but Internet Explorer will likely be phased out of Windows in June 2022 or shortly thereafter.



For most companies, Microsoft Edge with Internet Explorer mode would be the best choice. Chromium-based browsers have been implemented at several businesses thanks to Microsoft’s IE mode for Edge. In Internet Explorer, ActiveX controls are supported, and legacy websites that several companies surprisingly use. Microsoft promises that this IE mode will be kept in Edge at least until 2029.


While the company has been heavily active in promoting its Edge browser for users, Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 10 remains a Microsoft group. Perhaps the most significant factor contributing to this phenomenon is that many business apps and websites only operate with Internet Explorer. Microsoft no longer supports the Microsoft Teams web service since support ended for Internet Explorer 11 last year. At the end of the year, the organisation plans to ensure that IE will no longer access Microsoft 365 services.


In 2015, Microsoft Edge was introduced to the market, marking the end of the long-running Internet Explorer legacy. Microsoft has maintained support for Internet Explorer due to its compatibility with several companies. Microsoft Edge has already implemented the IE mode, and the company has promised to eliminate the Internet Explorer browser. The integration of Microsoft Edge and IE may very well mean the end of an age for the Internet Explorer browser.


With Microsoft Edge capable of handling this and other responsibilities, the Internet Explorer 11 web programme will be withdrawn and phased out of support for some versions of Windows 10 on June 15, 2022.