Microsoft is getting ready to officially end support for Internet Explorer 10, which will no longer receive security updates after next year. To speed up the process of moving all users to the newer Internet Explorer 11, the company will be providing users of Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 systems with the option to run IE11 in either test environments or pilot rings, so they can make sure everything works in the new and more secure web browser.
Microsoft has stated that Internet Explorer 11 will be the last version of the company’s older web browser. As such, any version before that will stop receiving updates, and the company will push users to use either IE11 or the newer Edge web browser.
Users will have until January 2020 to make the change to IE11 if they wish to keep receiving free security updates. Additionally, with Microsoft bringing Chromium’s Blink browser engine over to Edge, it seems it won’t be long until the total desolation of the company’s legacy web browser.
According to Microsoft, anyone who wishes to upgrade to the newer browser can do so via the Microsoft Update Catalog or in Windows Update, and will later also be able to do so via Windows Update and WSUS as well. Additionally, companies will be able to use Enterprise Mode in IE11, which will allow IE10 dependent web apps to run in the newer version of Internet Explorer until they are updated to support IE11 or another browser.Further reading: Internet Explorer, Internet Explorer 10, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft, Windows 8, Windows Embedded, Windows Server 2012