Microsoft Teams will not work from today: Everything you need to know

Microsoft Teams

No doubt, Microsoft Teams is a highly popular video conferencing platform. The latest development is that Microsoft Teams will not work on Internet Explorer 11 starting November 30. It is expected that millions of users will be affected and the move is to encourage people to shift towards Microsoft Edge. Microsoft had announced the change in early 2020 and users had plenty of time to migrate to Microsoft Edge instead of using the outdated Microsoft Edge. If you would like to continue working with Microsoft Teams, you should migrate to Microsoft Edge since you won’t be able to work with Teams using Internet Explorer 11.

Going forward, Microsoft 365 services will stop working with Internet Explorer 11 starting August 17, 2021. If you are already working with any of the Microsoft 365 products and services, then you should try to migrate to Microsoft Edge not itself to avoid problems at the later stage. It is to noted that Microsoft Edge Legacy version will not receive any support after March 9, 2021.

If you are not migrating to Microsoft Edge, then you will notice degraded experience while working with the relevant services. Moreover, you will not be able to establish connectivity with Microsoft 365 apps and services on Internet Explorer 11 You will view a warning message stating that Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 won’t work with this browser and you need to migrate to Microsoft Edge. Even if you manage to work with Microsoft Teams via Internet Explorer 11, you will not be able to work with new features that are introduced from time to time.

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According to Microsoft, the customers will be able to experience the most out of Microsoft 365 while working with Microsoft Edge. The company added that the new change will be difficult for customers and the short term work will bring in long term benefits. The company is committed to enable the transition as smooth as possible.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at admin@netans.com