For those who don’t know, Microsoft plans to discontinue Internet Explorer on June 15, 2022, which is tomorrow, and you know, even though this browser is not widely used by general users, unfortunately there are still many companies that use this browser for organizational purposes.
According to a report from Lansweeper (quoted from Neowin), which Lansweeper is an IT Assets management company, there are at least 33,000 organizations that still use Internet Explorer with 9 million devices in it.
Lansweeper also said that 47% of Windows 10 PCs will be affected from this Internet Explorer shutdown tomorrow.
The Windows 10 market includes a number of versions of Windows 10 that are still supported, including Windows 10 1809 (LTSC 2019) and other versions.
“From our perspective, it’s not a complete surprise that only a fifth of the Windows 10 devices are on the latest version, or that Internet Explorer EOL will affect so much. There could be many reasons for organizations to delay upgrading, including being more conservative, having more pressing issues to deal with, or simply having no visibility into the version of operating systems they’re running. Organizations will need an overview of each device they own when Internet Explorer 11 support finally ends. Without this data, they’ll remain vulnerable.” said Lansweeper Chief Strategy Officer Roel Decneut.
Two Phases of Internet Explorer Downtime
After IE11 reaches the end of support tomorrow, Microsoft will stop the browser in two phases. The former will redirect the user to Microsoft Edge whenever the user tries to open IE11 either directly or indirectly.
The second phase, which will start immediately after phase multi-month phase ends where Microsoft will disable IE11 completely. However, IE11 will not be removed as it still provides an IE mode running MSHTML/Trident Engine in Edge on Windows 10 devices.
In this regard, Microsoft has also emphasized that this termination will not be effected via Windows Updates, so there is no point in trying to block updates so you can continue using Internet Explorer.
So what do you think? are you still using Internet Explorer? comment below guys.
Via : Neowin
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