New York (The Verge) — Microsoft will bid farewell to Internet Explorer and legacy Edge in 2021 theverge.com/2020/8/17/2137….
Microsoft will drop support for both Internet Explorer 11 and legacy Edge in 2021. Microsoft 365 services and apps will stop working in IE11 in a year, and the legacy Edge app won’t get updates starting in March 2021.
While it’s still 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. It will continue to let businesses access old sites that were specifically built for Internet Explorer, until Microsoft fully drops support for Internet Explorer 11 within Windows 10. Microsoft’s move to stop supporting Internet Explorer 11 with its main web properties is a good first step, though.
Alongside the support changes, Microsoft is also planning to drop support for its existing legacy version of Microsoft Edge on March 9th, 2021. After the end of support date, the legacy version of Edge will no longer receive security updates. Microsoft has been moving existing Windows 10 users over to new its Chromium-based Edge browser, and the company says new devices and future Windows feature updates will all include the new Edge browser. — Tom Warren/@verge