Microsoft has announced farewell time for Internet Explorer 11, the company said in a blog post. Microsoft has released a detailed timeline when will the Microsoft apps stops the support for Internet Explorer.
Internet Explorer 11 is a web browser from Microsoft. It is the default browser on all Windows computers running Windows 8.1 and earlier.
Following the timeline given by Microsoft, Microsoft Teams will no longer support the update for Internet Explorer 11 by November 30, 2020. From the next year by August 17, 2021, remaining Microsoft apps and services will also stop supporting Internet Explorer 11.
This means that after the dates mentioned the customers will get a degraded feel or will be unable to connect to Microsoft 365 apps and services on Internet Explorer 11.
Microsoft has also announced end-of-life for their other browser – Microsoft Edge Legacy. After March 9, 2021, Microsoft Edge Legacy will not receive security updates. Microsoft has already chosen Edge Chromium as their default browser for Windows 10.
Internet Explorer has existed as a web browser for almost 25 years, Internet Explorer 11 update came out in 2013 with Windows 8.1 update.
Still, after so many years people use it to browse websites built on older web technologies. It’s surprising that Internet Explorer was released on August 16, 1995, and on its 26th birthday, it’s supports will end.
It’s quiet surprising that Microsoft has announced farewell time for Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft has been planning for this from a very long time.