Just want to make sure everyone is aware of an important change to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.
What does this mean?
You still will be able to use Internet Explorer as a browser, but you risk security issues! Since Microsoft will no longer be making updates to the browser’s security, you open yourself up to more risks if you opt to remain an IE user.
Why did Microsoft do this?
Microsoft is trying to promote its new product that was released with the Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft Edge. Microsoft would prefer its customers to use Edge in place of Internet Explorer from now on. Microsoft is also trying to make it easier for web developers to be able to not worry about supporting too many versions of a browser.
But there are some exceptions!
If you currently run IE on any of the following platforms, you are safe for now. Microsoft has pledged to continue to work on security issues for the following operating systems until their end of life (i.e., when the operating system is no longer fully supported by Microsoft):
Operating System (IE browser version)
Windows Vista SP2 (IE9)
Windows Server 2008 SP2 (IE9)
Windows Server 2008 IA64 Itanium (IE9)
Windows Server 2012 (IE10)
Note: IE8 is no longer supported on any operating system.
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