Support for Internet Explorer (IE) 11 is ending June 15th, which means any bookmarks or login information needs to be moved and saved to other browsers.

For the majority of Windows users, you’ll be unable to use IE 11 after this cut off date. Access to the browser will be wiped completely in an upcoming Windows update. Due to this change, you may be at risk of losing any websites you’ve bookmarked or saved credentials for applications and platforms you use. Microsoft is now recommending users utilize Microsoft Edge, which is noted as being a faster, more secure and more modern browsing experience. Microsoft Edge does have an “IE mode” which will still allow users to access older IE based websites and applications.

If you use IE at home, it’s recommended that you transition to Microsoft Edge before June 15, 2022, so you can transfer over your passwords, favorites and other data from IE. Organizations that are transitioning over should implement the following steps, as suggested by the Windows Experience Blog:

  1. Check out the Internet Explorer mode website for more details. Get a cost-benefit analysis of Microsoft Edge and IE mode for your organization.
  2. Read the Getting Started guide for helpful checklists, instructional videos and links to no-cost support who can help you with deployment as well as website and application compatibility.
  3. Reuse your Enterprise Mode Site List from Internet Explorer if you already have one. Reusing your Enterprise Mode Site List means you’re already on your way to setting up IE mode. If you don’t have one, create one using this Configure IE mode tool.

For SkyPort IT clients, we recommend switching over as soon as you are able, in order to prevent any losses from an automatic update on Microsoft’s end.


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