November 27, 2020
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 support ending in 2021

Microsoft will Say Goodbye to Microsoft IE11 and Legacy Edge Next Year

IE11 support will sunset in 2021 and Microsoft will also shut down its legacy Edge browser during the same period…

Just one year from now, Microsoft will cease supporting Internet Explorer 11, ending the relationship between it and its other online services, such as Office 365, OneDrive, Outlook, and more. But, that’s not all, Microsoft will likewise drop its long-standing support for its legacy version of its Edge browser on March 9th, 2021. So, both services will go away next year.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 Support Ending in 2021 (Along with Legacy Edge)

The moves come as part of the company’s overall strategy to get both individual and enterprise users to transition from IE11 over to its new Chromium-based Edge browser. That’s going to be easier said than done, as many people are just too accustom to the older products, even though its latest Edge portal offers a lot more in the way of functionality, privacy, and security.

After August 17th, 2021, Internet Explorer 11 will not receive further updates. The same is true for Microsoft Edge legacy, which will no longer enjoy updates after March 9th next year. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as Microsoft has been continually working to kill off IE usage for several years now. With the shutdowns, current IE and legacy Edge users will have to move over to the new Edge or switch to Chrome or Firefox.

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