Microsoft urges users to stop using Internet Explorer before it’s phased out

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As you might already be aware, Microsoft is set to retire Internet Explorer come June 15, this year. Some users have already made the transition to Microsoft Edge or a third-party browser which is now easier to set as default in Windows 11.

However, Microsoft has yet again come out to plead with users to make the transition before they cut their support for IE. and set their own retirement date instead of waiting for the actual date to get here.

Through the blog post, Microsoft has provided a detailed account that users can follow through to achieve the same:

  • Ensuring that the IE mode is set up– Microsoft encourages organizations to set up and test out IE mode with sites identified to be IE-dependent. This will help identify any compatibility issues that may face them in the future before IE is retired.
  • Set your own IE retirement date as an organization– Once you are confident as an organization that you are ready for a broader rollout of IE mode, you can then set a date to disable your IE policy.
  • Have users import their data– If you have everything set up, then it is time to inform users of the changes. Microsoft has provided resources such as IE retirement end-user adoption resources that will assist with the transition.

Microsoft has gone ahead and recommended Microsoft Edge, which will help foster the best experience for users. Remember, they had updated the browser’s IE mode to facilitate this anticipated change. “To easily import their data, users can copy and paste edge://settings/importData into the Microsoft Edge address bar, then choose “Microsoft Internet Explorer” from the selections under “Import from”. These steps are also included in the IE retirement end-user adoption resources email series.”