Microsoft will end support for Internet Explorer 11 across its Microsoft 365 apps and services next year.
In exactly a year, on August 17, 2021, Internet Explorer 11 will no longer be supported for Microsoft’s online services like Office 365, OneDrive, Outlook, and more. Microsoft is also ending support for Internet Explorer 11 with the Microsoft Teams web app later this year, with support ending on November 30, The Verge reports.
While it’s still going to take some time to pry enterprise users of Internet Explorer 11 away, Microsoft is hoping that the new Internet Explorer legacy mode in the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser will help. It will continue to let businesses access old sites that were specifically built for Internet Explorer, until Microsoft fully drops support for Internet Explorer 11 within Windows 10, the portal adds.
Alongside the support changes, Microsoft is also planning to drop support for its existing legacy version of Microsoft Edge on March 9, 2021. After the end of support date, the legacy version of Edge will no longer receive security updates.