This week's Microsoft Weekly brings you a fresh recap of new preview builds, a Windows 11 23H2 review, deprecated features and dying apps, surprise upgrades for File Explorer in Windows 10, and more.
Windows 11 build 23545 fixes a number of File Explorer bugs and more
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Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 launched on August 24, 2001. The sixth major edition of the company's web browser ended up getting poor review marks due to a number of security issues.
The latest issue of Microsoft Weekly is here, delivering you fresh news about app updates, an upcoming Surface hardware event, fresh Windows 11 builds, blasts from Microsoft's past, and more.
On August 16, 1995, Microsoft released Internet Explorer 1. The company's first web browser was a pretty bare-bones application but would set the stage for its future browser releases.
Bill Gates issued a memo to Microsoft's employees on May 26. 1995 urging the company to embrace the internet. 28 years later, that memo could have been written to show Microsoft's current AI trend.
Although we haven't received any new Windows 11 builds this week, the last 7 days brought plenty of news. It is time to recap the most interesting and noteworthy stories from the world of Microsoft.
Microsoft has made a major change in its plans for killing off Internet Explorer. The tech giant now says it will live on under "exceptional scenarios" and won't be affected by Windows Updates.
Version 1.0 of the Mosaic web browser launched on April 22, 1993, and its release paved the way for the Internet explosion of the 1990s. The effects of Mosaic's popularity are still being felt today.
This week's edition of Microsoft Weekly is chock-full of news about the new Bing's weirdness, a bunch of Windows bugs and patches, and some new features coming to Microsoft software.
Tiny11, which was released for Windows 11 x86-64 devices a couple weeks ago, was released for ARM64 yesterday. However, it looks like the Microsoft's now-dead Internet Explorer blocked its installs.
In an ironic twist on Valentine's Day, Microsoft will be breaking up with Internet Explorer today by releasing an Edge update that will permanently disable its legacy browser in Windows 10.
Microsoft has revealed a change in its plans to disable Internet Explorer permanently. The company will use Microsoft Edge updates to deliver the IE-killing patch instead of Windows Update.
Microsoft has outlined a Group Policy that IT admins can leverage to better plan and dictate when Internet Explorer will be disabled at their organization rather than waiting for the gradual rollout.
Microsoft revealed its plans to disable old Transport Layer Security protocols in Internet Explorer and EdgeHTML next month. The company will pull the plug on TLS 1.0 and 1.1 on September 13, 2022.
This was an absolutely jam-packed week in terms of Microsoft news. We have so much to uncover when it comes to Internet Explorer's return from the grave, Dev Channel builds, and some app leaks.
Yes, Internet Explorer in Windows 11 can still be opened by using internet Options, but did you know you can actually create a shortcut on your desktop to open the legacy browser too?
Despite Microsoft's best efforts, Internet Explorer refuses to die. The ancient browser can be launched pretty easily in Windows 11 even though the OS is not even supposed to have it bundled.
Although this was a fairly regular week in the world of Microsoft, for Neowin it still means a lot of news to cover in the past few days. If you missed anything, check out our handy recap here!
Microsoft has notified Windows 10 and 11 users that it applied the Known Issue Rollback mechanism to resolve a problem when Internet Explorer tabs stop responding in the Edge browser.
A faux gravestone commemorating the recent death of Internet Explorer has gone viral in South Korea, both online and offline. Notably, it thanks IE for being a good tool to download other browsers.
This week's digest recaps all the heartbreak surrounding the death of Internet Explorer, a mystery Windows 11 SKU, lots of Insider builds, and a Patch Tuesday that broke quite a few things.
Microsoft is retiring Internet Explorer 11 for most Windows client SKUs today. This will be a phased process where you will first be redirected to Edge, followed by a permanent disablement of IE11.
With Internet Explorer 11 being retired on most consumer SKUs of Windows tomorrow, a survey auditing 9 million enterprise PCs has revealed that the move may affect almost 47% of Windows 10 machines.
Microsoft notified Windows 10 users that the company had lifted the upgrade block it placed a few days ago. Those using Internet Explorer can safely update to Windows 11 without losing browsing data.
Microsoft notified Windows 10 users about a new "update block" preventing Internet Explorer users from updating to Windows 11. Fortunately, there is a workaround for those wanting to upgrade.
We had an absolutely crazy week in the world of Microsoft. We have news ranging from ads in File Explorer to a UK minister asking Microsoft when it's going to get rid of the algorithms.
Microsoft has reminded all that Internet Explorer app will be retired in a couple of months time. Alongside that, the firm has also published the end of life details for IE mode for legacy support.
With the Internet Explorer 11 desktop app retiring and going out of support on June 15, 2022, you'll still be able to use the same IE11 apps and sites in Microsoft Edge with IE Mode.
OldWeb.Today is the new version of classic.oldweb.today and it takes the fun you might have at Internet Archive's venerable Wayback Machine a few steps further with new Javasript tooling.
Microsoft has formally announced the availability of a stable build of its Edge browser for Linux distros. It is also making it easier for organizations to transition from IE11 to IE Mode in Edge.
Customers still building web applications in Microsoft's Silverlight framework should know that the platform is reaching end of support on October 12, 2021. Currently, it is only supported in IE11.
Microsoft finally removed Internet Explorer completely out of Windows 11, and although there is an IE mode in the firm's Edge browser, that and other third party add-ons don't always work.
Support for Microsoft 365 apps and services on Internet Explorer 11 has ended today. Users should expect a degraded experience, no new features, connectivity issues, and no support moving forward.
If you're part of an organization or are a consumer that is heavily dependent on Internet Explorer 11 for your daily activities and are worried about its retirement, here's what you need to do.
Microsoft announced today that come June 15, 2022, the desktop application for Internet Explorer 11 will be retired. The firm is confident that the future of Windows 10 lies with Microsoft Edge.
Today, Microsoft published an update on its plans to remove Adobe Flash from its browsers by the end of the year, and it will be completely gone from Windows itself by September of next year.
Microsoft has provided a roadmap for the removal of legacy versions of the TLS protocol from its Edge and Internet Explorer browsers. The Chromium-based version of Edge will remove them in July.
Microsoft has posted a reminder for IE10 users on Windows Server 2012 and Embedded 8 Standard OSes. It suggests that users begin migrating to IE11 through the Update Catalog, Windows Update or WSUS.
Microsoft today provided an update on when it will be killing off Adobe Flash in its browsers. In all of its browsers, including both Edge and Internet Explorer, it will be gone by the end of 2020.
In the latest Edge Insider preview builds, users can now turn on a flag for IE Mode, a feature that will allow you to open webpages in an Internet Explorer tab, right within the browser.