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MC454797: SharePoint and OneDrive deploying hard block for IE11 in January 2023

Updated November 18 2022: We have updated the content below for clarification. Thank you for your patience.

As communicated in MC278815 (August ’21) Microsoft 365 apps and services ended providing support for Internet Explorer 11 in August, 2021.

Beginning mid-January, 2023, access to SharePoint Online and OneDrive from Internet Explorer 11 and Edge IE will be hard blocked for all users. Users should access these services through a modern browser, and we recommend Microsoft Edge as a faster, more innovative browser than IE11.

MC454797: SharePoint and OneDrive deploying hard block for IE11 in January 2023

When this will happen

Mid-January 2023

How this will affect your organization

Once the hard block is deployed, the connection requests will fail and users will no longer be able to access these services through IE11. These users would need to use a modern browser, such as Microsoft Edge, to continue accessing SharePoint Online and OneDrive.

Current soft block experience:

Current soft block experience

Future hard block experience:

Future hard block experience

What you need to do to prepare

If you still use IE11 to access SharePoint or OneDrive content, we strongly recommend you review the following guidelines to help avoid service disruption for users:

  1. Deploy a modern browser such as Microsoft Edge
  2. Prepare your SharePoint environment for the retirement of Internet Explorer 11 for Microsoft 365 apps and services – SharePoint in Microsoft 365 | Microsoft Docs

Note: If your organization has already finished upgrading to Microsoft Edge, no further actions are needed.

Learn more

Message ID: MC454797
Published: 2022-11-01
Updated: 2022-11-18
Product: Azure Active Directory, FastTrack, Microsoft 365 admin center, Microsoft 365 suite, Microsoft Edge, OneDrive, Outlook, SharePoint, Teams, Windows, Windows 10
Platform: Online, Web, Windows Desktop, World tenant
Change type: User impact, Admin impact, Retirement

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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