Microsoft Internet Explorer Retirement

As of yesterday, June 15, 2022, Internet Explorer is retired and is officially out of support.

Impact on Users

  • Devices will be progressively redirected from Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge. The Internet Explorer icon may still appear on devices, but Microsoft Edge will open instead when launched.
  • Microsoft plans to disable Internet Explorer permanently as part of a future Windows Update, at which point Internet Explorer icons will be removed from devices.

How to Prepare

  • To ensure a smooth transition, not all devices will be redirected at the same time. However, if you use Internet Explorer, please begin moving to other platforms, including Microsoft Edge.
  • User data like favorites, passwords, and settings will be imported from Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge.
  • If you visit any sites that need Internet Explorer, you can still access them with Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge.

Mason-managed Devices

ITS will begin progressively disabling Internet Explorer from Mason-managed computers on Tuesday, July 5. Once Internet Explorer has been disabled on your managed device, when Internet Explorer is launched, you will be automatically redirected to Microsoft Edge.

For more details about the Internet Explorer retirement, see

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the ITS Support Center.