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End of the legacy: Microsoft to phase out support for Internet Explorer by August 2021

Internet Explorer which has been default browser for windows operating systems is going out by this time next year across its Microsoft 365 apps and services. The tech giant Microsoft is bidding farewell to Internet Explorer 11 as well as Microsoft Edge Legacy.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.Existing legacy version of Microsoft Edge on March 9th, 2021. After the end of support date, the legacy version of Edge will no longer receive security updates.

According to Microsoft “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.We believe that Microsoft 365 subscribers, in both consumer and commercial contexts, will be well served with this change through faster and more responsive web access to greater sets of features in everyday toolsets like Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, and more.”

Windows 10 Users Can Not Uninstall The Microsoft Edge Web Browser

With Internet Explorer gone, The Chromium based new Microsoft Edge browser becomes the new default browser for Windows 10 and future Windows OS. And finally the company throught a FAQ page confirmed that Windows 10 Users Can Not Uninstall The Microsoft Edge Web Browser.

Microsoft said that the new Microsoft Edge, has world-class compatibility (including legacy app support), security, privacy, easy and unified manageability, and productivity. The result is a whole new Microsoft Edge from the inside out: a browser built on the Chromium open source engine with the latest in Microsoft enterprise capabilities.

Since its release in January, millions of users have upgraded their home and work browsers to the new Microsoft Edge. Additionally, new devices and future Windows feature updates (starting with Windows 10, version 20H2) will contain the new Microsoft Edge.