Chromium-based Edge browser has started the death march for Internet Explorer 11. On Tuesday, Microsoft has announced the sunset of Edge Legacy too.
Microsoft is providing notice for its customers much long before it is withdrawing the support for its products Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge Legacy.
Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 11 will be killed starting from August 17, 2021. The support for IE11 from other Microsoft 365 apps and services will also get ceased from the said date. While withdrawing the product Microsoft said –
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,
Meanwhile, Microsoft Edge Legacy Browser will reach its end of life on March 9, 2021. The security updates and services will not be received from the said date.
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Microsoft has introduced its new Chromium-based Edge browser, the company hopes to regain its momentum. Microsoft has intimated all its customers with notices related to the closures. Many firms and businesses are using IE11 on Windows 10 platform also. By August 17, 2021, the video conferencing service will also be withdrawn completely by Microsoft on IE11. Introduced in 2013, IE11 has served its customers for 7 years. Urging to consider the alternatives Microsoft stated –
In this moment of bridging between modern and legacy apps, many customers may feel there is no choice but to rely on a two-browser workaround of using IE 11 alongside a modern browser. However, with the new Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer mode, customers don’t need an awkward workaround of one browser for some apps and another for other apps… Using Internet Explorer mode in the new Microsoft Edge will not help to extend IE 11 access to Microsoft 365 apps and services beyond the dates listed above. Microsoft 365 apps and services will stop supporting IE 11 on the dates listed.
Chrome-based Edge browser has gained popularity in recent times. It surpassed Firefox browser to reach the second spot. Chrome is in the first place.