Long before the Covid-19 pandemic, Microsoft Teams has been one of the most reliable web conferencing platforms in the world. Unfortunately, Microsoft has discontinued compatibility for Internet Explorer. Starting from today, Explorer users will be unable to use Microsoft Teams starting from today, November 30, 2020. Each time users want to use Ms. Teams; they will have to connect from MS Edge.
Microsoft Cuts Off Internet Explorer Giving Edge More Users
Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that they would want to push more users to the MS Edge platform from Internet Explorer 11. This is going to be a big blow to Internet Explorer 11 as it recently lost a significant portion of its user base after losing access to Microsoft 365. Microsoft says that they do not intend to remove Internet Explorer totally but they reduce the mileage significantly.
Microsoft intends to focus solely on the Chromium-powered version of the MS Edge browser. This is why they announced that the original MS Edge is approaching the end of its service. Part of the announcement was as follows;
“We’re announcing that Microsoft 365 apps and services will no longer support Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) by this time next year. 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. This means that 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. While we know this change will be difficult for some customers, we believe that customers will get the most out of Microsoft 365 when using the new Microsoft Edge. We are committed to helping make this transition as smooth as possible.”