SharePoint and OneDrive deploying hard block for IE11 in January 2023

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As Microsoft 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 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.

When this will happen?

Mid-January 2023

How this will affect your organisation:

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.

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 organisation has already finished upgrading to Microsoft Edge, no further actions are needed.

Reach out to us today if you need further guidance with this upgrade.