The software giant recommends its users to transition to new modern browsers. The IE has been a popular browser from the compatibility perspective. There are still many users who prefer internet explorer for its lightweight nature and performance.
While the browser is a convenient choice for some users, it also provides difficulties when creating web page for future use. The browser creates substantial technical debt in the long term. Microsoft recommends users to try and transition to a modern browser for compatibility, improvements and security issues.
Microsoft has stopped the official support for Internet Explorer in 2016. The company had announced end-of-life for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 in 2016. The company wants its users to rather rely on modern alternatives such as Edge.
The internet users are huge fans of using Chrome, Firefox, or Edge. But a number of businesses still prefer internet explorer for older web apps that haven’t been modernised. Microsoft has tried various ways to push these businesses to shift to modern web browsers.
In a blog post, Microsoft’s cybersecurity expert, Chris Jackson writes, “Internet Explorer is a compatibility solution. We’re not supporting new web standards for it and, while many sites work fine, developers by and large just aren’t testing for Internet Explorer these days. They’re testing on modern browsers.”
Microsoft has delivered the new browser by porting it to Windows 10. The company is now using Chromium engine to power the Edge browser. Microsoft wants to push businesses to move away from internet explorer, however it will still take years before the legacy web browser disappears.