Anyone who thought Internet Explorer was a thing of the past is seriously mistaken. Because although more and more services have ended their cooperation with IE, Explorer still has a stable user base of a good 4.5 percent market share.
But that is now being further restricted. According to the report from Bleeping Computer, Microsoft has now taken the next step and cut the “bond”: This time it concerns the cooperation between Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft 365.
At the end of November last year, Microsoft already had support for IE 11 discontinued for MS Teams, now the Microsoft 365 suite follows. Specifically, this means that users who want to access Microsoft 365 via Internet Explorer 11 can no longer do so – or that the function is severely restricted. Microsoft has now published an update on the MS 365 blog and explains which functions are now exactly affected.
User experience gets worse
It states, “Support for Microsoft 365 applications and services on IE11 is no longer available. In addition, you shouldn’t expect any new functionality when accessing Microsoft 365 apps and services through IE11, and that yourself the daily user experience could continue to deteriorate over time until the apps and services are shut down “. For over a year, Microsoft has been warning when using it that support for Internet Explorer is being phased out and that the new Microsoft Edge is ready.
Ultimately, the remaining users will have no choice but to slowly but surely look around for an alternative and say goodbye to IE: Microsoft will officially withdraw Internet Explorer forever on June 15, 2022.
Brian is the news author at Research Snipers which mainly covers Technology News, Microsoft News, Google News, Facebook, Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi, and other tech news.