Microsoft to shut down internet explorer in August 2021.

Microsoft has confirmed that it will end support for internet explorer 11 across Microsoft 265 apps and services by next year. The company stated that it will end support for internet explorer from 17 August, 2021 onwards.

This clearly states that after August 17, 2021 the browser will stop working on Microsoft products such as office 365, Outlook and various others. The company also stated that before this, company internet explorer will stop working on Teams from November 30, 2020. However, the devices running on windows 10 will still have the internet explorer as the company has not yet revealed about its complete shutdown.

In an official blog post, Microsoft mentioned “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’’.
The company is also encouraging users to use the Microsoft Edge browser. They added that all apps of internet explorer will also work on the new Edge browser. Microsoft said, users can standardize on one browser and seamlessly experience the best of the modern web in one tab while accessing a business-critical legacy IE 11 app in another tab – all housed within the new edge.

Apart from announcing the shut down of internet explorer Microsoft also said that it is also ending support for Microsoft edge. The company said after March 9, 2021, the Microsoft edge legacy desktop app will not receive new security updates and it advises users to switch to the new Microsoft Edge browser.

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