Microsoft announces to stop Internet Explorer and Edge support from 2021

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Microsoft has announced that the famous Internet Explorer will phaseout slowly from November end.

In a blog post, Microsoft has announced that it will remove Internet Explorer from the Office365 apps from 17th August.

Microsoft also said that the gradual phaseout for Internet Explorer 11 will begin with the Microsoft Teams web app from November 30 this year.

The legacy edge is the first version of the current Microsoft Edge which was launched in the year 2015. Microsoft said that in the year 2021 they will stop providing security updates. The exact date is March 9, 2021.

What does this mean?

This means that you won’t be able to use Internet Explorer from any of the Office365 apps. You will have no security updates which means no patches in the future. The Internet Explorer will be pre-installed in the Windows OS like it is for now.

Microsoft is focusing more on the new Chromium-based version of Edge as they look to dethrone Google Chrome from the 1st spot. The company noted that new devices, as well as future Windows updates, will all include the new Edge browser.



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