What to expect from Microsoft Edge in Windows 11

Between the new widget menu that only opens web pages instead of apps, and IE being disabled, the Edge browser will be front and center in the new OS

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Although Internet Explorer is supported until June 15, 2022, (and longer on Windows Server and LTSC channels of Windows 10) it won’t be available at all in Windows 11 and neither will the legacy version of Edge. The default browser will be the new Chromium-based Edge. That means organizations will have to configure IE Mode for any internal sites and line-of-business apps that still require IE compatibility.

SEE: Windows 11 cheat sheet: Everything you need to know (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

IE Mode, which uses the IE 11 Trident browsing engine to load pages in an Edge browser tab, has been available since version 77 of Edge so many…

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