Microsoft Teams no longer available on Internet Explorer – what are the alternative options?

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Microsoft Teams is used by many, especially since we all have transitioned to working from home. All you need is in one place – your files and contacts are easily accessible, as well as a place to hold virtual meetings. Teams is user friendly, available on many devices, and accessible through the app and multiple search engines. You may access this through Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or just use the desktop app. Unfortunately, if you use Internet Explorer you will need to find an alternative way to access Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft has recently announced that their Teams web app will no longer be supporting Internet Explorer – meaning that if you access Teams via Internet explorer you will no longer be able to from the 30th November 2020. This could be irritating if you only access Teams via Internet Explorer. But don’t worry, we have a few solutions for you…

Access Microsoft Teams via Microsoft Edge

To access the Teams web app, you can use the updated version on Internet Explorer – Microsoft Edge browser.We recommend this if you are used to using Internet Explorer. It has fast and responsive access to Teams with Microsoft’s latest security. Protecting your business from cybercriminals, this is essential.

You will need to upgrade from Internet Explorer to the new Microsoft Edge.

How to upgrade from Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge

To be sure you have the latest version of Internet Explorer, follow these steps:

  1. Select the Start button – the Windows logo in the bottom left of your computer screen (if you are using Windows)
  2. Scroll down to ‘S’ and select ‘Settings’
  3. Then go to ‘Update & Security’ and click Windows Update
  4. Here you can select ‘Check for updates’
  5. Click update and you will then have access to Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge will benefit you because it’s designed for safer, faster browsing, and is recommended for Windows 10.

Alternative ways to access Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams desktop app

Alternatively, you can use the Microsoft Teams desktop app. The desktop app is better at supporting calls and meetings in comparison to the browser app. It gives you more functionality in Teams – like calling/meeting and desktop sharing.

If you don’t have the desktop app downloaded, click here and follow the steps.nAccess Teams in different browsers You can access Teams via other browsers such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, both of which should be updated regularly to be as secure as possible.

This is to protect you when you’re browsing. Cyber criminals are real and a bigger threat than ever – businesses fall victim to a ransomware attack every 14 seconds at that time. Discover more about Ransomware in our previous blog – click here to read.

Need help installing/updating app or browser

You may not feel comfortable installing the Microsoft Teams desktop app or updating to Microsoft Edge due to fear of doing it wrong or downloading the wrong thing. Sometimes it can be confusing. We can help with this. We can install and update whichever browser you are using, as well as download the Microsoft Teams desktop app if needed.

Contact us and we’ll take care of that for you – call 01273 806211 or email [email protected]