Microsoft is now finally bidding goodbye to the good old Internet Explorer browser. Yes, while this may be news, but it is not entirely what it is supposed to do. Microsoft will end support for Internet Explorer 11 for its 365 apps on August 17, 2021. It will also say goodbye to Edge browser on March 9, 2021.
What this means is that Internet Explorer will either stop working or customers will encounter a downgraded experience when they are connected via Microsoft 365 apps. Now, since there is no support after August 17, 2021, Microsoft 365 users on Internet Explorer will not be able to access a number of features while few features will stop working entirely. What can safely be said is that before the August deadline, it will expunge all support to Internet Explorer in its Teams platform.
It needs to be mentioned here that it is all bad news for businesses which still use Internet Explorer for their services. In its blog post, Microsoft said that the customers who have their own legacy IE 11 apps and investments will still be able to use them. However, this can be the perfect time to look at transitioning and look at other browsers.
Now, there is another service which will no longer be a part of the Microsoft Edge browser as there will not be any support post March 9, 2021. So, after this date, the old Edge browser will no longer receive security updates.
Microsoft has also said that the upgraded most of its Windows 10 customers with the new Edge browser. It also launched its Chromium-based Edge browser last year which comes with an Internet Explore legacy mode.
Now, Microsoft has clarified that they will no longer extended support for IE 11 applies to its legacy app on the Edge browser too.