Microsoft 365 will stop supporting IE11 today


As previously announced, Microsoft today confirmed that Microsoft 365 applications and services will no longer support Internet Explorer 11 (IE11).

This means that users may have a degraded experience or be unable to connect to these applications and services from IE11. These apps and services will be phased out over weeks and months to ensure a smooth end of support, with each app and service phased out on independent schedules.

Support is now unavailable for Microsoft 365 apps and services on IE11. Additionally, you shouldn’t expect any new features and the daily user experience for users to gradually worsen over time until apps and services go offline. Banners will be used to communicate and alert users to upcoming changes in experiences, such as disconnecting and / or redirecting applications or services.

The first degraded experiences starting today, August 17, 2021, include:

  • Outlook Web App: Users who sign in with AAD accounts will get the full experience, but will not receive new features in the future. Users who sign in with Microsoft (MSA) accounts will be redirected to the Outlook Web App Light experience.

from SharePoint Open with Explorer and View in File Explorer in the features of IE11:

  • These features only exist in IE11 and although some customers may continue to use them, they will remain in maintenance mode and will not be the subject of further development. Microsoft recommends upgrading to Microsoft Edge and OneDrive Sync for a better user experience and will soon bring the View in File Explorer feature in Modern SPO Document Library to Microsoft Edge as well (more details to come). Please read this article for more information.

Microsoft recommends that users access Microsoft 365 apps and services that they should use a supported platform such as Microsoft Edge, another supported browser, or use an applicable Win-32 app (if available).

While Microsoft 365 apps and services no longer support IE11, the IE11 desktop app remains a Microsoft supported browser until June 15, 2022. On June 15, 2022, the IE11 desktop app will be retired and will no longer be supported on some versions of Windows. ten.

For a complete list of Microsoft applications and services that have ended (or will cease) support for IE11, please see Microsoft applications and services to end support for Internet Explorer 11.

See Microsoft’s FAQ page for more details.

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