Users and teams till working with Microsoft legacy browsers like Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge Legacy will soon have to switch to new browsers if they want to continue using Office 365 web apps like Microsoft Teams.
In blog posts, Microsoft announced that new versions of the new browser will be pushed out to users via a monthly security update in April, and updated about the end of support for Internet Explorer 11.
Support for the Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop application will end on March 9, and the browser will no longer receive security updates. For users, Microsoft is making the new Microsoft Edge available as part of the windows 10 cumulative monthly security update on April 13.
When the update is applied, the Legacy desktop app will be removed and the new Edge will be installed.
Microsoft bills the new Edge as offering built-in security and superior interoperability with the company’s security ecosystem.
These versions of Windows will be affected, per Microsoft:
- Windows 10, version 1803, all editions (April 2018)
- Windows 10, version 1809, all editions (October 2018)
- Windows 10, version 1903, all editions (May 2019)
- Windows 10, version 1909, all editions (October 2019)
- Windows 10, version 2004, all editions (May 2020)
- Windows 10, version 20H2, all editions (October 2020)
Microsoft recommends updating to the new version before support ends for the browser on March 9.
Microsoft announced last year that beginning Aug. 17, 2021, all Microsoft 365 apps and services will no longer work on Internet Explorer 11. Customers will either have a degraded experience or will be unable to connect to services altogether.
This announcement of the end of life for Edge Legacy comes just a few months after the Microsoft Teams web app stopped working on Internet Explorer 11 as of the end of last November.
Microsoft is urging customers still using Internet Explorer to access apps and services to update to the new Microsoft Edge.