Microsoft announced on May 19th that it will end support for Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10 on June 15th, 2022. However, Windows 10 LTSC (Long-Term Servicing Chanel) and IE11 of Windows 10 Server are not applicable.

As a result, IE support will finally end, except on the OS mentioned above.

Internet Explorer (IE) has long been used as the standard browser for Windows. The transition to Edge is already progressing, and it is thought that only a few users continue to use IE for personal use, but companies that are still continuing IE due to reasons such as using it in business systems etc. There is also.

Microsoft has been pushing for the move to Edge, saying it’s a technical liability to continue using IE for a few years, but I get the impression that it’s finally over.

As a detailed schedule, IE support for Microsoft 365 and other apps will end on August 17, 2021, and desktop apps will end on June 15, 2022. For businesses that still need to continue using IE, Edge’s IE mode will continue until at least 2029.

Recently, Japanese administrative services have come to support Edge and Chrome, and the number of scenes using IE has decreased considerably. However, according to the online stats tool Statcounter, IE’s share as of April 2021 is still 3.05% in Japan (0.71% globally).

If you are using it in a special environment such as a factory or a core system, it seems better to give up and seriously move away from IE, or consider migrating to an LTSC license that is not affected this time.

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