Important IE11 update

IE11 end of support for Atlassian cloud, server, and data center products

In 2015 Microsoft released Edge as the browser to supersede Internet Explorer (IE). Since then IE has not received major updates, or added support for many modern web standards. Microsoft recently discouraged the use of Internet Explorer as a default browser. Atlassian has also seen a decrease in IE11 usage across cloud, server, and data center products over time.

Based on this, Atlassian has decided to end support for IE11 to continue to take advantage of modern web standards to deliver improved functionality and the best possible user experience across all Atlassian products,

What does end of support for IE11 mean?

End of support means Atlassian will not fix bugs that are specific to IE11, and will begin to introduce features that aren’t compatible with this browser.

When is this happening?

  • For all Atlassian cloud products, support will end on 31 March 2020.
  • For Atlassian server and data center products, the last version to support IE11 will be released between September 2019 and March 2020. Subsequent versions will not support IE11. Information will be provided about this in the upgrade notes for each version. Please see the community post for more information on specific versions.
  • For Atlassian cloud, server, and data center apps such as Portfolio for Jira, Questions for Confluence, and Team Calendars for Confluence, apps will continue to support IE11 until 31 March 2020 (cloud apps), or until the last version of Jira or Confluence that supports IE11 has reached end of life (server and data center apps).

What this means for you

In preparation for the end of support dates, we recommend switching to one of the supported browsers, such as Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox.

To learn more about this decision, the timelines, and your options, check out the community post.