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Windows 10 Halting Support For Internet Explorer And Legacy Edge

By September 1, 2020May 11th, 2022IT Support, Technology News

Recently, Microsoft made an announcement that may have a profound impact on your business if you’re still using Internet Explorer or the legacy version of Microsoft Edge.

The Redmond giant published the dates when Microsoft 365 and Windows 10 will no longer support those browsers.

Here are the dates you need to know: As of November 30, 2020, Microsoft 365 will begin the process of ending support for Internet Explorer 11, when Microsoft Teams its support, with the rest of the Microsoft 365 apps ending support for IE 11 on August 17, 2021. Where Edge Legacy is concerned, the date support ends has been listed as March 9, 2021.

According to a recent Microsoft blog post:

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.”

If you’re thinking that you can simply continue using Microsoft 365 by using Edge in Internet Explorer Mode, the company has already addressed that and stressed that such a strategy will not extend IE access to Microsoft 365 products beyond the dates listed above.”

The blog post continues:

Microsoft will continue to support Internet Explorer 11. Internet Explorer is a component of the Windows operating system and follows the Lifecycle Policy for the product on which it is installed….for customers who have business-critical, line-of-business apps running on IE 11 today, IE 11 continues to be a supported browser.”

If you rely on Microsoft 365, and you’re still using Microsoft’s older browser technology, now is the time to get serious about migrating away from them. If you want to stay in the same ecosystem, you can begin migrating to the company’s Chromium-based Edge browser, and in fact, the company has detailed support articles that should help make the transition a smooth one.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.