Microsoft set to “hard block” OneDrive and SharePoint on Internet Explorer 11 in January 2023

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Microsoft has announced that it will blocking access to SharePoint Online and OneDrive from Internet Explorer 11 and Edge IE. The company further urges users to upgrade to a “modern broswer”such as Microsoft Edge which has been receiving tons of updates as well as enhancements this year.

This change is expected to begin rolling out in mid-January 2023, meaning users will not be able to access either OneDrive and SharePoint via IE11. At the moment, if you want to access either OneDrive or SharePoint using IE 11, you’ll be redirected to a screen with the following message: It’s time to upgrade your browser. The hard block once in full swing will cause connection requests to fail.

Last year in August, Microsoft announced that Microsoft 365 services no longer support Internet Explorer 11 as part of the company’s plans to phase out the browser. Then, in June this year, Microsoft ended its support for Internet Explorer though there were some indications that it was still lurking in some Windows 11 PCs. As a result, the company updated its IE mode in Edge to mitigate some of the setbacks that came with this move.

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