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Microsoft Will Bid Farewell To Internet Explorer And Legacy Edge In 2021

Microsoft Will Bid Farewell To Internet Explorer And Legacy Edge in 2021. According to The Verge Microsoft will not support internet explorer 11 across Ms 355 apps and services in 2021. While it’s still taking going to take some time to pry enterprise users of internet explorer 11 away, Microsoft is hoping that the new internet explorer legacy mode in the chromium based Microsoft Edge browser will help.

Microsoft Will Bid Farewell To Internet Explorer And Legacy Edge

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Thus, it will continue to allow businesses access  old sites that were specifically built for internet explorer, until Microsoft fully drops support for internet explorer 11 within windows 10.

Microsoft is also planning to drop support for legacy edge on March,2021.  After the end support date, the legacy edge will no longer receive security updates. However, MS has been moving  existing windows 10 users to the Chromium-based edge browser.

The company went further to say that new devices and future windows features updates will all include the new edge browser.

Microsoft Will Bid Farewell To Internet Explorer And Legacy Edge In 2021

According to Techcommunity Microsoft beginning from November 30, 2020, the Ms teams web will no longer support IE11. Beginning August 17,2021, the remaining Ms 365 apps and services will no longer support IE 11. This means that after the above dates, users will have a degraded experience or will be unable to connect to Ms 365 apps and services on Internet Explorer 11.

People have been using IE 11 since 2013 when the online environment was much less sophisticated than today landscape. Since then, open web standards and newer browsers have enabled better online experience.

Many customers may feel there is no choice but to rely on a two browser workaround of using IE alongside a modern browser. With the new edge and IE mode, users don’t need an extra a workaround of one browser for some apps and another for other apps.

Thus, they can standardize on one browser and also experience the best of modern web in one tab, while accessing a business- critical legacy IE 11 app in another app. All are embedded in the new Microsoft Edge.

New Microsoft Edge

For close to two years the company have been working on the new Ms edge, listening to their customer needs for world-class compatibility, security, privacy, easy and unified manageability, and productivity. This resulted to the new Microsoft Edge.

It was built on the Chromium open source engine with the latest in Ms enterprise capabilities. It was release in January, and since then, millions of users have upgraded their home and work browser to the new Ms edge.

New Microsoft Edge Features

According to Microsoft, the new edge comes with the following features

It comes with a higher performance and compatibility. The software is built on the Chromium open- source engine, which helps to provide site and extension capability for business.

Simpler security on  a single browser standard. It protects against external threats with application guard and smartscreen. You can also manage your data with  Azure AD Conditional Access and windows information protection.

  • Works faster
  • Supports extensions from multiple stores
  • Available on supported versions of macOS, iOS, Android and windows with settings that roam.
  • Comes with productivity tools for the web

These are the basic features of the new Ms edge. To get more info, visit Microsoft website.

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