Goodbye to Microsoft Internet Explorer?

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According to a blog, the Microsoft Teams web app will stop supporting Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 from November 30, 2020. From August 17, 2021, Office 365, OneDrive, and Outlook will no longer support Explorer 11.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

On August 17, tech giant Microsoft announced that it was discontinuing its web browser Internet Explorer (IE) services. According to a blog, the Microsoft Teams web app will stop supporting Internet Explorer 11 from November 30, 2020.

From August 17, 2021, Office 365, OneDrive, and Outlook will no longer support Explorer 11. It was recently revealed that their team will also be unavailable from November 30 this year to phase out its services.

The Edge Legacy Desktop app has not received any new security updates since March 9, 2021. Instead, the new Microsoft Edge browser will be available with new Windows feature updates.

According to Microsoft, the new browser, similar to Google Chrome, is faster and more efficient. The Microsoft 365 blog explains that the new Edge browser offers a better online experience.

Internet Explorer was released 25 years ago, in August 1995. Once the world’s most widely used web browser, it became the world’s most widely used web browser in 2003 with a 95% user share.

The BBC reported in 2010 that Internet Explorer was beginning to lose its dominance with the rise of other alternatives such as Firefox and Google Chrome.

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