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Microsoft Announces End-Of-Life Plans for Internet Explorer & Microsoft Edge Legacy

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Microsoft has recently announced it's timeline for the end of Internet Explorer 11 & Microsoft Edge Legacy support across its Microsoft 365 apps and services. Starting November 30th the Microsoft Teams web app will no longer support IE 11, and beginning August 17, 2021, the remaining Microsoft 365 apps and services will no longer support IE 11. Microsoft Edge Legacy will also stop receiving new security updates after March 9, 2021. Microsoft recommends users migrate to the New Microsoft Edge which is based on Chromium and has been progressively rolling out to users.





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Still supporting IE11? But... WHY?
 
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So... will they add Edge Chromium on Xbox ?
 
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so are they going to have 3 fucking inbuilt internet browsers in their OS???


IE, Edge Legacy, Edge Chronium

its just insanity how much garbage this os is filled with
 
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IE11 needed to be put down but "Edge Chromium" needs to be put down much more.

Internet Explorer 18 (or "Edge 18" is decent as a rendering engine (note: not browser).

As an actual professional web developer I need different engines with different perspectives. This means either having to stay on an older Windows 10 build (not that Microsoft gives incentives to update when people lose hundreds of gigabytes of data) or waste more RAM to run a virtual machine. Browser fragmentation and lack of access to varied rendering engines is the main issue. The next time you complain Chrome/Firefox is using so much RAM blame the amatuers doing the work of a professional because a professional wouldn't add five copies of jQuery.
 
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Still supporting IE11? But... WHY?

They have to have some baked in gunk as a constant reminder of past efforts to rule the browser world, and they are still at it.
(Switches updates off.....forever)
 
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Still supporting IE11? But... WHY?
Mostly for backwards compatibility and with certain solutions (HP server web management for servers that came out around 2010 for example has issues in modern browsers), and for users who have zero technical knowledge, are most likely 60+ (not saying all 60+ people are like this), and refuse to move on. Most of these people are too old and stubborn to want to learn a new interface, and some of them believe new browsers must cost money, somehow. Also, it takes some effort to port over their 50,000 bookmarks of cooking recipes to Chrome or Firefox (or new Edge, which is basically just Chrome). And how will they be able to surf the interwebs without all their malicious toolbars taking up half the screen?

TL;DR: Boomers and back-compatibility
 
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Mostly for backwards compatibility and with certain solutions (HP server web management for servers that came out around 2010 for example has issues in modern browsers), and for users who have zero technical knowledge, are most likely 60+ (not saying all 60+ people are like this), and refuse to move on. Most of these people are too old and stubborn to want to learn a new interface, and some of them believe new browsers must cost money, somehow. Also, it takes some effort to port over their 50,000 bookmarks of cooking recipes to Chrome or Firefox (or new Edge, which is basically just Chrome). And how will they be able to surf the interwebs without all their malicious toolbars taking up half the screen?

TL;DR: Boomers and back-compatibility

There is so much truth in this post, it is unreal

so are they going to have 3 fucking inbuilt internet browsers in their OS???


IE, Edge Legacy, Edge Chronium

its just insanity how much garbage this os is filled with

Just be glad they axed IE6 at some point and move on. Beyond that, do we really care what MS does or did with browsers? Come on
 
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Mostly for backwards compatibility and with certain solutions (HP server web management for servers that came out around 2010 for example has issues in modern browsers), and for users who have zero technical knowledge, are most likely 60+ (not saying all 60+ people are like this), and refuse to move on. Most of these people are too old and stubborn to want to learn a new interface, and some of them believe new browsers must cost money, somehow. Also, it takes some effort to port over their 50,000 bookmarks of cooking recipes to Chrome or Firefox (or new Edge, which is basically just Chrome). And how will they be able to surf the interwebs without all their malicious toolbars taking up half the screen?

TL;DR: Boomers and back-compatibility
Regarding a lot of the OOB server interfaces...yes, ActiveX is still a thing, unfortunately. Not just HP, though they are stubborn to have iLO become more advanced.
Do spyware toolbars still have active phone-home servers? Weren't those disbanded by the time of Windows 8? I know ask.com still exists, but wow :laugh:
 
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Microsoft calls it "rolling out" I call it forced upon us.
 
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Still supporting IE11? But... WHY?
your windows still operated using ie11 that's why...... open explorer... what ever.......
 
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so are they going to have 3 fucking inbuilt internet browsers in their OS???


IE, Edge Legacy, Edge Chronium

its just insanity how much garbage this os is filled with

Welcome to backwards compatibility. It is a big thing in enterprises.
 
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But how ever will i access Microsoft's Online Volume Licensing Portal?

(no joke to access some of the menus you must be using IE or Edge Legacy)
 
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But how ever will i access Microsoft's Online Volume Licensing Portal?

(no joke to access some of the menus you must be using IE or Edge Legacy)
can you describe that in detail if it's not using activx?
 
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