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Microsoft will say good-bye to Internet Explorer 11 and Legacy Edge in 2021.

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  • Microsoft stated that Microsoft 365 apps and services will no longer support Internet Explorer 11.
  • Microsoft will also drop support for its existing legacy version of Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft has announced that Microsoft 365 apps and services will no longer support Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) on August 17th next year.

In a blog post, the tech giant said that that Internet Explorer will no longer be supported for Microsoft’s online services such as Office 365, Outlook, OneDrive and more from August 17, 2021. Interestingly, the company said that the gradual phaseout for Internet Explorer 11 will begin with the Microsoft Teams web app from November 30 this year.

“This means that after the above dates, customers will have a degraded experience or will be unable to connect to Microsoft 365 apps and services on IE 11. 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. While we know this change will be difficult for some customers, we believe that customers will get the most out of Microsoft 365 when using the new Microsoft edge,” the company stated.

Microsoft also plans to drop the support for its existing legacy version of Microsoft Edge March 9th, 2021.

After the end of support date, the legacy version of Edge will no longer receive security updates. Of late, the tech company has been moving existing Windows 10 users to its new Chromium-based Edge browser, and the company noted that new devices, as well as future Windows updates, will all include the new Edge browser.

Microsoft has been engaged in killing off Internet Explorer usage and support for years now. The company first unveiled its new Edge browser back in 2015, and was codenamed as Project Spartan.

The company has stated that Internet Explorer is a “compatibility solution” rather than a browser and therefore, advised businesses to stop using the browser.

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