Microsoft will end support for Internet Explorer 11 on August 17, 2021. As stated in official communicationFrom this date, all services of the corporation, including Office 365, Outlook and OneDrive, will stop supporting IE 11.
The company plans to gradually move towards the abandonment of IE 11. So in November 2020 Microsoft Teams will stop supporting the browser, and in March 2021 the company will abandon Microsoft Edge Legacy – the version of the Edge browser to Chromium. After March 9th, it will no longer receive security updates.
Despite the exact date, it remains unknown when Internet Explorer will be removed from Windows 10, so businesses will still have access to sites built specifically for that browser.
For customers using Internet Explorer 11 to access Microsoft 365 apps and services, or using Microsoft Edge Legacy as their primary browser, the developers recommend the new Microsoft Edge and offer many support options to ease the transition:
“We are grateful for the trust that Microsoft has placed over the years. We’re here to help and we can’t wait to get you to experience Microsoft 365 in the new Microsoft Edge. ”
Recall Microsoft stopped support for all versions of Internet Explorer except IE 11 in January 2016. The company also ditched Internet Explorer as the default browser in Windows 10.
Last November, Microsoft developed a new logo for the Edge browser. It is designed as a wave and uses the same Fluent Design style as the new icons for MS Office applications.