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MC392478: IE11 desktop application has retired and is out of support as of June 15, 2022 (non-LTSC, non-Server)

As previously communicated, the Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) desktop application has retired and is out of support as of today, June 15, 2022. Following industry best practices, the IE desktop application will be progressively redirected to Microsoft Edge over the next few months and after will ultimately be permanently disabled via a future Windows Update to help ensure a smooth retirement.

MC392478: IE11 desktop application has retired and is out of support as of June 15, 2022 (non-LTSC, non-Server)

Involve Workload

  • Microsoft 365 admin center
  • Microsoft 365 suite
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Windows

If you have not set up IE mode in Microsoft Edge, we recommend doing so as soon as possible to help avoid business disruption.

If you’ve already set up IE mode, follow these final steps.

If you’re beginning your transition, see the steps below.

Note: The IE11 desktop application is not available on Windows 11. To continue using legacy IE-based sites and apps on Windows 11, IE mode in Microsoft Edge must be configured before deploying Windows 11.

IE11 desktop application

Timing: The IE11 desktop application has retired and is out of support as of June 15, 2022.

The now out-of-support IE11 desktop application will be progressively redirected to the supported

Microsoft Edge browser over the next few months during a redirection phase and, after this phase, will be permanently disabled via a future Windows Update.

Windows 10 LTSC and Server are not affected. For a full list of what is in scope for retirement, see the FAQ.

IE11 is not available on Windows 11.

Action

To continue using a supported browser, transition to Microsoft Edge.

To continue using legacy IE-based sites and apps in Windows 10 and Windows 11, you will need to configure those sites and apps to open in Microsoft Edge using Internet Explorer mode.

You can use IE driver for automatic, end-to-end site testing in IE mode.

Use policy to disable the IE11 application and ensure you’re prepared for retirement.

Message ID: MC392478
Published: 16 June 2022
Updated: 16 June 2022
Platform: Web, Windows Desktop, World tenant

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