The time has come so long for Internet Explorer, once the market's dominant player, that Microsoft is now turning its back on the browser, although the company still does not undertake a complete overhaul of the antique software. At the same time, the company is adding another angle to IE's coffin by announcing on Monday that its own key web platforms and applications will not support the browser in time.
will remove support for the web version of the software from Internet Explorer on November 30, while IE support for web pages with Microsoft 365 subscriptions will end on August 17, 2021, a year later. However, Microsoft emphasizes that Internet Explorer version 11 will not be permanently sunk, so users of IE11-based Web pages will still be able to use the browser, even though the compatibility mode built into the latest version of Edge will allow this by default.  ie_monitor “/>
The rapid rise of Internet Explorer began 25 years ago with the advent of Windows 95. The Windows-only browser exploded into the market almost immediately, quickly sweeping off the still-dominant competitor, Netscape Navigator. IE had a de facto monopoly in the early years after the turn of the millennium, as illustrated by the fact that Microsoft's browser dominated 95% of the market in 2002.
it didn’t touch it, which with the advent of newer web standards and technologies like browser add-ons, it was less and less able to keep up with emerging competitors. When IE7 was released in 2006, Microsoft's browser was almost a public nuisance, and the company essentially paved the way for Firefox and Chrome.
Finally, over the years, Microsoft has seen it better to let go of IE for support. (in addition, the browser remained an integral part of Windows installations) and launched Edge in 2015 to address the serious shortcomings of IE that still exist today. Edge was finally moved to chromium-based Microsoft in 2019, putting the company's completely self-developed browser era for granted.
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