It's finally happening! Once the ruler of the internet browser world, Microsoft's Internet Explorer has been on life support for some time. According to a recent blog by the company, they have finally decided it's time to pull the plug.
Despite email almost being as old as time itself, it has been surprisingly difficult to find a decent well supported free desktop / laptop app to manage it on Windows for a while now. Microsoft's current "Mail" app is pretty lacking in many areas. They're now looking to change this with a new version of Outlook that will replace this.
A couple of months ago, we reported that Microsoft will be dropping support for their ancient Internet Explorer web browser in most of their applications over the coming year. Not satisfied with this major nudge for those still sticking with this antique app, they will soon be going one step further...
Ding Dong, the (web) glitch is (almost) dead! In news that will please web developers the world over, Microsoft is calling time for support of their aging browser in all of its apps. Internet Explorer once reigned supreme in the browser world. However, as far as Microsoft are now concerned, it's days are literally numbered.
These days, there's a 3rd certainty to add to death and taxes - software updates. Microsoft is providing a sneak peak at the next series of changes to their evergreen Office suite that people will invariably hate at first and then complain is changing in a few years, such is the relentless circle of software life.
While Microsoft's completely rewritten version of their Edge internet browser has been available for a few months now, users have previously had to deliberately download it. This is no longer the case as it is now being pushed out via Windows Update. The question is, for those that have ignored it up until now, is it worth another look?
It used to be the case that if someone sent an email, that email would almost certainly have been sent from a single device that person owned. This meant an email signature only needed to be set up on that one device. That has not been the case for some time, and Microsoft will soon be introducing a feature to solve this problem.