Microsoft permanently disables Internet Explorer, abandons Yammer in favor of Viva Engage

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Microsoft, which has been gradually killing off Internet Explorer, has taken another step by pushing an Edge update that will permanently disable Internet Explorer (IE) in certain versions of Windows 10.

Microsoft previously announced that this IE-killing update would be released in December 2022. Although the company initially stated that this software bomb would be delivered via Windows Update, it later stated that it would be delivered via an Edge update. Internet Explorer has been around for more than 25 years and was once the most popular web browser. This Microsoft Edge update will be rolled out simultaneously to all devices, both consumer and commercial, and there will be no way to reverse the change.

In addition to this news, Microsoft has decided to abandon the Yammer brand in favor of Viva Engage. This move is intended to simplify Microsoft’s enterprise communication offerings, which have grown increasingly complex over time. Yammer was an enterprise social network service acquired by Microsoft in 2012, but it has seen little growth since then.

Microsoft is betting heavily on Viva Exchange, a digital platform that integrates all of Microsoft’s communication and productivity tools into one seamless experience, with the demise of Internet Explorer and the abandonment of Yammer. This decision is consistent with Microsoft’s vision of empowering people and organizations to achieve more through technology.

The sources for this piece include articles in TechCrunch and Neowin.

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