Microsoft’s support for Internet Explorer (IE) in Windows 10 continues to dwindle. A new report suggests the legacy web browser will stop supporting Microsoft Accounts and Microsoft applications this November.
November is an important month as Internet Explorer rides ever closer to the setting sun. This is also the month Microsoft confirms the browser will stop working through Microsoft Teams. Dr. Windows reports it will also become next to useless for Microsoft customers who want a seamless experience.
By removing support for Microsoft Accounts and apps, the company is essentially forcing customers to move on or risk not being able to sign into any services.
Of course, these days users on Windows 10 have access to Microsoft Edge. Arriving in 2015 to replace Internet Explorer, it has taken five years for Microsoft to put the end of IE in sight.
Microsoft Edge is now underpinned by Google’s Chromium engine, meaning it runs on the same ecosystem as Chrome. While is launched to all users as a manual install in January, Microsoft ramped up the push towards Chromium Edge in May.
When the Windows 10 May 2020 Update was sent out, Microsoft said the new Edge experience is now arriving as an automatic install.
Moving on from IE
As IE has become older, it has increasingly become a security risk. Microsoft warns users they really should be running Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. There’s a good chance most people have upgraded and may want to see Internet Explorer removed.
Microsoft says the browser will leave Office 365 on August 17, 2021. Then it’s a matter of time before Redmond kills it permanently. In the meantime, if you want to remove IE from Windows 10, we have just the tutorial to get the job done: How to Uninstall Internet Explorer in Windows 10 (or Enable It Again)
An alternative is to use Microsoft Edge with Internet Explorer Mode if you really depend on some of the old browser´s features.