Announcements for Microsoft Edge Legacy and for using Microsoft 365 apps and services on Internet Explorer 11

Announcements for Microsoft Edge Legacy and Microsoft 365 apps and services on Internet Explorer 11

Date: Aug 17, 2020

 

Summary

We will be focusing our efforts on modern browser support over the coming year. As a result, Microsoft 365 services and applications will no longer support Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11); Microsoft 365 apps and services will be unable to connect, or have a degraded feature experience, when accessed on IE 11. Additionally, the Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop application will experience end of support; after support ends, it will not receive new security updates.  IE 11 is a component of the Windows operating system and will follow the Lifecycle Policy for the product on which it is installed.

 

When This Will Happen

he Microsoft Teams web app will no longer support Internet Explorer 11 beginning November 30, 2020.

 

How This Will Affect Your Organization

After the dates listed above, Microsoft 365 apps and services will need to be accessed via the new Microsoft Edge, another supported browser, or through an applicable Win-32 app (if available). The new Microsoft Edge browser provides a faster, more responsive experience for Microsoft 365 apps and services. You can also still run business-critical, Internet Explorer-based apps and sites in the new Microsoft Edge through Internet Explorer mode.

After March 9, 2021, the Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop application will no longer be supported and will not receive new security updates. Move to the new Microsoft Edge before that date to ensure your organization is using an up-to-date browser.

What You Need To Do To Prepare

  • To address these announcements, upgrade to the new Microsoft Edge prior to the dates indicated. Microsoft 365 apps and services will continue to support the new Microsoft Edge.
  • The new Microsoft Edge is the planned replacement for Microsoft Edge Legacy; if you already have the new Microsoft Edge on your device(s), no action is required.

 

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