Microsoft 365 is ‘phasing out’ Internet Explorer in 2021

In an official blog post, Microsoft has announced that it will end support for Internet Explorer 11 across Microsoft 365 apps and services beginning August 17, 2021.

This means that starting August 17, 2021, users will not be able to connect to Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) apps and other services on Internet Explorer. Microsoft has also pointed out that Internet Explorer will no longer work on Teams from November 30, 2020. However, the devices running on Windows 10 will still have Internet Explorer since the company has not yet revealed plans for the browser’s complete shutdown.

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.

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The Company is additionally encouraging users to use the new Microsoft Edge browser. Microsoft said, “With native integration in Microsoft management, security, and productivity tools, we recommend the new Microsoft Edge to address our customers’ compatibility and secure remote work needs”.

Aside from announcing the ‘end’ of Internet Explorer, Microsoft also said that it’s also ending support for Microsoft Edge Legacy App after March 9, 2021. The Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop app won’t receive new security updates and it advises users to make the transition to the new Microsoft Edge browser.

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