Microsoft has chosen Edge as its modern browser for Windows 10. Approximately four years ago Microsoft killed off the Internet Explorer brand due to their new web standards.
Although most consumers are likely using Chrome, Firefox, or Edge, a number of businesses still rely on Internet Explorer for older web apps. Microsoft has tried to push businesses to improve their older web apps, but IT admins have naturally taken the easy route of using Internet Explorer and its various compatibility modes over the years. The Windows 10, Internet Explorer 11 version uses an Enterprise Mode so that IT admins have to add the sites they want to use old versions of web standards with.
According to Chirs Jackson , a cybersecurity expert in Microsoft’s Windows division; he states that Internet Explorer is a compatibility solution rather than a browser that businesses should be using day to day for all web browsing activity.
Microsoft delivered its Edge browser by merging it to Windows 10 nearly four years ago, but the software hasn’t delivered a compelling experience for consumers or businesses. In addition, Edge was not available on Windows 7 or Windows 8, further complicating things for IT admins.
Microsoft is currently building a Chromium powered version of the Edge browser that will be available for testing in the coming weeks. It’s being separated from Windows 10, and businesses will be able to install Edge on Windows 7 or Windows 8, which should then help push businesses to move on from Internet Explorer, but it will still take years for legacy web apps to truly disappear.