Table of Contents
- Microsoft’s Decision to End Support for Internet Explorer 11
- The Implications of This Decision for Businesses and Individuals
- How To Prepare for the End of Support
- Alternatives to Internet Explorer
- What Does It Mean for Slider Revolution and Essential Grid Plugins?
- Is Something Not Working on IE11 Already? Contact Us
In this article, we will look at the future of Internet Explorer on Windows.
With Microsoft Edge now the default browser on Windows 10 and 11, it is time to say goodbye to Internet Explorer.
While Internet Explorer will still be available on Windows 10, it is no longer receiving updates and will not be supported after June 15th, 2022.
The announcement may surprise some, but Microsoft has gradually been moving away from supporting IE11 in favor of their new browser, Edge.
Please keep reading to learn more about the decision, its impact on businesses and home users, alternative browsers, and steps to switch browsers.
Microsoft’s Decision to End Support for Internet Explorer 11
Microsoft has cited security concerns as the primary reason for discontinuing support for Internet Explorer 11.
The decision to end support means that the company will no longer release security updates or technical support for the browser.
Microsoft has advised users to switch to another browser, such as Microsoft Edge, which the company still supports. While Internet Explorer 11 will no longer receive updates or technical support from Microsoft, it can be used with some limitations.
IE11 users showed mixed reactions to the decision of Microsoft to end the support.
Some users are disappointed that the company is no longer supporting the browser, while others are relieved that they can finally move on to a newer and more secure browser.
The Implications of This Decision for Businesses and Individuals
While this may be good news for competing browsers, it could mean trouble for businesses and organizations that rely on IE.
The implications of the decision about Microsoft stopping support for Internet Explorer 11 for businesses and individuals is that they will need to start using a different web browser.
Using IE11 any longer could pose a security risk for businesses and individuals who continue to use the web browser. They may be more vulnerable to cyber attacks and malware.
Businesses and individuals need to weigh the risks and benefits of using Internet Explorer 11.
If they decide to switch to a different web browser, they should consider which one best meets their needs.
How To Prepare for the End of Support
The end of support for IE11 could have severe implications for businesses, as outdated software can leave companies open to data breaches and other cyber attacks.
Luckily, there are steps that businesses can take to prepare for the end of IE11 support:
- Take inventory of all their devices and software to identify which ones are still using IE11.
- Develop a plan for upgrading any affected devices and software.
- Educate their employees about using updated browsers and software.
Businesses can help ensure that they are not left vulnerable by taking these steps.
Alternatives to Internet Explorer
Microsoft recommends that users switch to Edge, the web browser built into Windows 10 and Windows 11. Microsoft Edge is the new default browser for Windows 10 and 11.
Microsoft Edge offers many features not available in Internet Explorer, such as:
- Reading mode
- Cortana integration
Businesses and individuals using a computer running Windows 10 or 11 should consider switching to Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft has created a comprehensive guide to walking through the process to help to make the switch to the Edge browser. There are also many third-party guides available online that can help switch to Microsoft Edge.
There are many different web browsers available besides Microsoft Edge, so it is vital to research before deciding.
Here are some of the most popular web browsers:
Microsoft will cease supporting its legacy web browser Internet Explorer 11 in June 2022.
Users on IE11 will no longer have security updates or technical support from Microsoft.
Microsoft Edge is now the default browser and will continue to receive updates and be supported long into the future.
If you are one of the estimated 10% of internet users still using IE11, now is the time to switch to something else.
What Does It Mean for Slider Revolution and Essential Grid Plugins?
Slider Revolution and Essential Grid plugins for WordPress plugin are both fully compatible with IE11. And most of their features will still be compatible with IE11 even after Microsoft drops support.