Internet Explorer 11 Officially Gone Tomorrow
Valentine’s day is usually about love for people, not Microsoft. Tomorrow they are officially killing off Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft is releasing a software update that will permanently disable Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 10.
Microsoft is doing so by pushing out an irreversible update to Microsoft Edge, instead of being an update for Windows itself. Microsoft says that “the change to use Microsoft Edge update to disable IE is intended to provide a better user experience and help organizations transition their last remaining IE11 users to Microsoft Edge”.
The Microsoft Edge update will be delivered to all devices, both commercial and consumer, at the same time, and users will be unable to reverse the change. Additionally, redirection from IE11 to Microsoft Edge will be included as part of all future Microsoft Edge updates.
If your organization still has dependencies on IE11, you must take steps now to complete your transition before February 14, 2023, or risk business disruption at scale when users lose access to IE11 dependent applications.
The change to use Microsoft Edge update to disable IE is intended to provide a better user experience and help organizations transition their last remaining IE11 users to Microsoft Edge. Users will see a dialogue box when they are transitioned to Microsoft Edge. When they try to click any IE11 icons or other entry points, they will be redirected to Microsoft Edge. Their browsing data will be automatically brought over to Microsoft Edge from IE11 so they can seamlessly continue browsing.
If you have questions about the death of Internet Explorer 11 or steps you may need to take, let 2W Tech help answer your questions. We are a technology solutions provider and Microsoft Gold Partner.