PSA: Microsoft Teams web app will end support for IE 11 later this month

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Microsoft announced in August that it would end support for Internet Explorer 11 with the Microsoft Teams web app at the end of November. The company has now started sending emails to Office 365 subscribers to remind users to switch to the new Chromium-based Edge before November 30th.

“To access the Teams web app, we recommend the new Microsoft Edge browser for fast, responsive access to Teams with Microsoft’s latest security. You can also still run business-critical, Internet Explorer-based apps and sites in the new Microsoft Edge through Internet Explorer mode,” the company explained.

The company explained in the email that the IE 11 changes are specific to the Teams web app, and it will remain a builtin component of the Windows OS. As a reminder, Microsoft also noted that the rest of the Microsoft 365 apps and services will also no longer support IE 11 after August 17, 2021.

If your organization is still running the Teams web app on IE 11, be sure to upgrade all your devices to the new Microsoft Edge or another supported browser as soon as possible. To prepare for this change, the company is offering its FastTrack service to help Microsoft 365 subscribers successfully deploy and configure the browser at no additional charge. You can read more about this change in the Lifecycle announcement here.

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