Last year, Microsoft put out a blog post about the future of the Internet Explorer web browser. In it, the company outlined the advantages of Microsoft Edge over its predecessor and provided a timeline of key decommissioning dates for Internet Explorer, including a final, full retirement of the desktop application June 15. 

Many web-based service providers have already stopped supporting Internet Explorer, including Canvas, WordPress and even Microsoft with its Office 365 platform. Now, with the retirement date approaching, several more service providers, including Qualtrics and Emburse (Chrome River), have announced they will stop supporting Internet Explorer in tandem with Microsoft on June 15. At that time, users will no longer be able to access these services via any version of Internet Explorer. 

In light of its scheduled retirement, security concerns and decreasing support from third-party vendors, Information Technology Services will deactivate Internet Explorer in the Metropolitan State University of Denver computing environment in the first week of June. If you are still using Internet Explorer, we strongly encourage you to switch to a contemporary, supported browser before the application is fully retired. Your computer’s built-in browser — Microsoft Edge or Safari — is an option, or you can use Software Center (Windows) or Self Service (Mac) to download an approved version of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome onto your MSU Denver computer. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the ITS Service Desk at 303-352-7548 or