Teams to shift services from Internet explorer to Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Teams, the popular web conferencing service, is going to stop working on Internet Explorer 11 from today. So, if you have been using Microsoft Teams on Internet Explorer so far, to continue to use the service you will have to move to Microsoft Edge to be able to use it on the browser.

Microsoft had announced this earlier as a part of the company’s push to get Internet Explorer users to move on to using Edge.

Internet Explorer 11, the “veteran” browser will also lose access to Microsoft 365 services soon. By August 17 next year, Microsoft 365 services will no longer work on Internet Explorer. The legacy version of Microsoft Edge will also reach the end of support on March 9 next year,

All these changes were announced by Microsoft in a blog spot earlier this year where the company had said that Internet Explorer 11 is not going away but the amount of mileage you can get from the browser is going to reduce greatly and gradually. Also, with the legacy Microsoft Edge reaching its end of support, it is obvious that Microsoft is going to focus entirely on the Chromium-powered version of Microsoft Edge instead.

“We’re announcing that Microsoft 365 apps and services will no longer support Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) by this time next year. Beginning November 30, 2020, the Microsoft Teams web app will no longer support IE 11. Beginning August 17, 2021, the remaining Microsoft 365 apps and services will no longer support IE 11,” Microsoft said.

“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. We are committed to helping make this transition as smooth as possible,” the company explained.

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