SharePoint and OneDrive deploying hard block for IE11 in January 2023

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.

Current soft block experience:

Future hard block experience:

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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.

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