Internet Explorer is only a few months away from retirement. The old browser will be officially retired on June 15, 2022 and will no longer support multiple versions of Windows 10. Microsoft has repeatedly announced the end of Internet Explorer, but some organizations still rely on legacy technology from Windows 10. old browser. To ease the transition to modern browsing, Microsoft has rolled out updates to IE mode in Edge.
IE mode in Edge allows organizations to continue using legacy elements of Internet Explorer, but in Microsoft Edge.
Some web applications require support for IE COM objects to function properly. IE mode in Edge now fully supports IE COM objects, allowing legacy apps to continue working.
Microsoft has also rolled out two-way cookie sharing between IE mode and Edge sessions. The ability to share cookies in both directions allows web pages and applications to share data within a session, even if one site needs to run in IE mode while another runs through Edge. IE mode already supported sharing cookies from modern sites to legacy web pages, but now the browser can also share cookies the other way.
Microsoft explained how National Australia Bank (NAB) saved thousands of hours by using IE mode for Edge. Previously, bank employees had to consult a guide to determine which browser to use with specific applications. NAB consolidated the use of Microsoft Edge with IE mode, removing a layer of complexity.
“The move to Microsoft Edge has boosted productivity collectively by thousands of hours a day for our 34,000 employees,” said Greg Farmer, general manager of Workplace Technology for NAB.