Well, 12 months have come and gone and Microsoft are reminding us about staying up-to-date with the latest browsers, especially if you are using Office 365 online resources i.e. SharePoint Online.
This means if you are still using earlier versions of Internet Explorer you will start to see more “diminished experiences”, and sometimes functionality will be completely broken. Other times, if a new experience requiring modern browser features detects that an earlier browser is being used, users will be redirected to a page that asks them to use a modern browser. There is no set time for this change and it will gradually happen over time as features are updated to use advanced browser capabilities.
Microsoft are also in the process of updating their user facing documentation to indicate that Internet Explorer 11, Edge and another modern browsers are required to access SharePoint Online. One of the main reasons for this requirement is the new document library. A document library provides a secure place to store files where you and your co-workers can find them easily, work on them together and access them from any device at any time. For example, you can use a document library on a site in SharePoint Online to store all files related to a specific client. Adding files or moving files between folders is as easy as dragging and dropping them from one location to another.
What do I do next?
Don’t ignore this and expect things to be ok, you need to take action. Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for older versions of Internet Explorer. Security updates patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware, helping to keep users and their data safer. Regular security updates help protect computers from malicious attacks, so upgrading and staying current is important.