Microsoft Teams to stop working for around millions of people today!

Many companies have made a shift to Microsoft Teams . It is a popular web conferencing service, which is going to stop working on Internet Explorer 11 from today (November 30). So, in case you have been using Teams on Internet Explorer, you will have to shift to Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft made the announcement earlier this year. This is a part of the company’s push to get Internet Explorer users to move on to using Edge.

Microsoft Teams now available for personal use as Microsoft targets friends  and families - The Verge
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Apart from it, the “veteran” browser will also lose access to Microsoft 365 services soon. So, by August 17 next year, Microsoft 365 services will no longer work on Internet Explorer. Also, the legacy version of Microsoft Edge will end the support on March 9 next year.

All these changes were out by Microsoft in a blog post. Wherein the company said that the Internet Explorer 11 is not going away. But the amount of mileage from the browser is going to reduce greatly. Also, the legacy Microsoft Edge is reaching end of support. It is obvious that Microsoft will have focus on Chromium-powered version of Microsoft Edge instead.

The timeline for the end of services announced by Microsoft. 
The timeline for the end of services announced by Microsoft.  (Microsoft )
Microsoft said,

“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.”

Also, the company explained,

“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.”

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