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Microsoft confirms it is putting Internet Explorer into semi-retirement

Microsoft confirms it is putting Internet Explorer into semi-retirement

The end of an era

Editor: Buro 24/7

After months of hints and rumours, Microsoft has finally announced that it is leaving behind its iconic Internet Explorer platform, at least for the time being – as it confirms the browser is being putting into 'semi-retirement'

Technology giant Microsoft have confirmed that it is closing the door on its iconic Internet Explorer platform. The famed browser will be moved into 'semi-retirement' later this year, paving the way for 'Project Spartan' – a new product slated to be launched with the Windows 10 suite. 

For almost two decades Internet Explorer has been at the forefront of Microsoft's portfolio, however, in recent years the tech pioneers have had trouble regaining customers lost to the likes of Chrome and Firefox. In December 2014, Microsoft's former Internet Explorer chief left the business – starting a series of rumours that the company would close the doors on its web browsing platform. 

Watch this space for news on Microsoft's new browser, dubbed 'Project Spartan', which will launch imminently with the Windows 10 suite.