Why Internet Explorer is being retired

Microsoft has announced the end-of-life of Internet Explorer on June 15, 2022. There will be no further security updates after this time, and it will be removed from Windows in an upcoming update. As a University, we should therefore make the switch from Internet Explorer to its successor, Microsoft Edge.

What this means for you

With Internet Explorer's end-of-life looming, from Thursday 24 March we will have disabled it on all university-managed Windows devices. When you next open Internet Explorer, a message will inform you that it is no longer available, and you will be redirected to Microsoft Edge.

What you need to do

Most modern websites and services should no longer rely on Internet Explorer and should now be fully compatible with Microsoft Edge. Therefore, you shouldn't need need to take any additional steps and can simply enjoy Microsoft Edge's modern browsing features.

If you find that certain services are not working in Microsoft Edge, you can open websites in Internet Explorer mode.

When we are made aware of sites and services that are shown to require the use of Internet Explorer, we can deploy configuration to ensure that these sites will automatically open in IE Mode.

Please note that most sites work better on modern browsers. To ensure that you receive the full benefits of Microsoft Edge, including increased speed and security, you should only enable IE Mode if it is required for compatibility with specific websites and services.