There will be many people that will be glad to see the back of Internet Explorer. From it’s inception, the slow and clunky browser has been plagued with controversy- Microsoft was sued for using a third-party source-code without permission, and there have always been numerous privacy and security issues. Oh, and that one time Microsoft violated the Antitrust Act through illegal monopolisation; bundling the web browser with the Windows operating system which allegedly restricted the market for competitors such as Netscape and Opera.
SNext August, we’ll say goodbye to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer after 25 years. IE 11, the last version of the web browser, will stop being supported by Microsoft Teams and 365 service apps. It will be superseded by Microsoft Edge, which according to Microsoft, is faster than Chrome. While it is the end of an era for the browser, one might ask- who still uses it, anyway? Well, large healthcare and manufacturing companies are likely to have applications that rely on Internet Explorer, as it has been the default since Windows Plus back in 1995. The implications of this are that the apps may still work, but the lack of security updates could leave users at risk.
If you’re running a business and still using legacy apps, your IT service provider can help you migrate over to applications that aren’t running off Internet Explorer.
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.