Microsoft to Discontinue Internet Explorer 11 Support

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Microsoft has revealed that it will cease support for Internet Explorer 11 across 365 apps by this time next year.

In an official post, the tech company shares that by 30 November 2020 the Microsoft Teams web app will no longer support IE 11 and by 17 August 2021 the remaining Microsoft 365 apps and services will no longer support IE 11.

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It has also noted that after this date, users could be faced with a much worse experience or be unable to connect to the apps entirely.

“For degraded experiences, new Microsoft 365 features will not be available or certain features may cease to work when accessing the app or service via IE 11.”


The company goes on to say that while this change will be difficult for some customers, it is committed to helping make the transition as smooth as possible as it believes that using the new Microsoft Edge browser will allow customers to make the most of their apps.

“Customers have been using IE 11 since 2013 when the online environment was much less sophisticated than the landscape today. Since then, open web standards and newer browsers—like the new Microsoft Edge—have enabled better, more innovative online experiences.”

“We believe that Microsoft 365 subscribers, in both consumer and commercial contexts, will be well served with this change through faster and more responsive web access to greater sets of features in everyday toolsets like Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, and more.”

Edited by Jenna Delport
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