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SharePoint Prepare IE11 https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/OfficeDocs-SharePoint/commits/live/SharePoint/SharePointOnline/Prepare-IE11.md
Title: "Preparing for the retirement of Internet Explorer 11"
+ Title: "Prepare your SharePoint environment for the retirement of Internet Explorer 11 for Microsoft 365 apps and services"
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As Microsoft 365 evolves, we continually evaluate our apps and services to make
Although support for Internet Explorer 11 continues, weΓÇÖve shifted web browser development resources to the [Microsoft Edge browser](https://www.microsoft.com/edge/business). Focusing on Microsoft Edge helps us accelerate innovation in Microsoft 365 experiences from the browser and in modern apps, such as Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, Lists, and more.
-Beginning on August 17, 2021, [Microsoft 365 apps and services will no longer support Internet Explorer 11](/lifecycle/announcements/internet-explorer-11-support-end-dates). While we know this change will be difficult for some customers, we believe that you'll get the most out of Microsoft 365 when using Microsoft Edge. To ease the transition for document libraries, we will fall back to the Classic experience when you use Internet Explorer 11. Also, weΓÇÖve identified considerations and practices for admins as you transition off classic SharePoint features that rely on Internet Explorer 11.
+Beginning on August 17, 2021, [Microsoft 365 apps and services will no longer support Internet Explorer 11](/lifecycle/announcements/internet-explorer-11-support-end-dates). While we know this change will be difficult for some customers, we believe that you'll get the most out of Microsoft 365 when using Microsoft Edge. To avoid disruptions, weΓÇÖve identified considerations and practices for admins as you transition off classic SharePoint features that rely on Internet Explorer 11.
## Deploy a modern browser such as Microsoft Edge
For customers who want guidance on how to plan, deploy, or adopt Microsoft Edge,
And for customers who prefer to get started on their own, we have [self-guided deployment and configuration materials](/deployedge/) on our Docs site, complete with a [series from Microsoft Mechanics](https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXtHYVsvn_b-uXh1tMeYpT-0iD8tD3tFy).
-## Transition to Sync instead of Open with Explorer
+## Use sync instead of Open with Explorer
-Open with Explorer relies on Internet Explorer 11 and isnΓÇÖt available in newer browsers like Microsoft Edge. We recommend using the OneDrive sync app to [sync SharePoint files with your computer](https://support.microsoft.com/office/6de9ede8-5b6e-4503-80b2-6190f3354a88), rather than using Open with Explorer.
+[Open with Explorer](https://support.microsoft.com/office/66b574bb-08b4-46b6-a6a0-435fd98194cc) relies on Internet Explorer 11 and isnΓÇÖt available in newer browsers like Microsoft Edge. We recommend using the OneDrive sync app to [sync SharePoint files with your computer](https://support.microsoft.com/office/6de9ede8-5b6e-4503-80b2-6190f3354a88), rather than using Open with Explorer.
Sync with [OneDrive Files On-Demand](https://support.microsoft.com/office/0e6860d3-d9f3-4971-b321-7092438fb38e) helps you work with all your cloud files in File Explorer without having to download all the files and use storage space on your device. For easy access to files that people share with you or that you find in SharePoint or Teams, you can [add shortcuts to shared folders](https://support.microsoft.com/office/d66b1347-99b7-4470-9360-ffc048d35a33). The shortcuts then appear in your OneDrive so you can find and work with the files.
-We understand that some customers continue to depend on Open with Explorer. To ease this transition, customers who go to a document library in Internet Explorer 11 will see the Classic experience with this feature available.
- To get started deploying and configuring OneDrive in your environment and migrating files, start at the [OneDrive resources page](/onedrive/onedrive). Keep in mind, though, that some environments arenΓÇÖt compatible with OneDrive sync.
-### Environments in which OneDrive Sync doesnΓÇÖt work or isnΓÇÖt supported
+### Environments in which OneDrive sync doesnΓÇÖt work or isnΓÇÖt supported
- On premises SharePoint Server 2016 environments or earlier versions of SharePoint Server. - SharePoint Server 2019 with certain types of authentication, such as Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML). For more information, read [Plan for user authentication methods in SharePoint Server](/sharepoint/security-for-sharepoint-server/plan-user-authentication). - Non-persistent virtual desktop environments in which the sync client isnΓÇÖt installed on each computer. For more information, read [use the sync app on virtual desktops](/onedrive/sync-vdi-support).-- Versions of Windows that don't support [Files On-Demand](https://support.microsoft.com/office/0e6860d3-d9f3-4971-b321-7092438fb38e). Files On-Demand requires Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709 or later) or Windows Server 2019.
+- Versions of Windows that don't support [Files On-Demand](https://support.microsoft.com/office/0e6860d3-d9f3-4971-b321-7092438fb38e). Files On-Demand requires Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709 or later) or Windows Server 2019. However, selective sync can be used as a workaround.
+
+> [!NOTE]
+> We understand that some customers may continue to use Open with Explorer to access document libraries. To avoid disruption, these customers will be able to use this feature for a limited time in the classic experience when they go to a document library in Internet Explorer 11. We encourage all customers to move to OneDrive sync for a better user experience and easier access to files.
## Use Power Apps to automate business processes To automate your business processes, we recommend that you create new custom forms solutions in Power Apps and [transform your InfoPath forms to Power Apps](/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/transform-infopath). Power Apps allows you to build and deploy business solutions without writing code. Learn how to [Administer Power Platform](/power-platform/admin/admin-documentation).
-## Use the Create a list experience, rather than the old Import Spreadsheet app
+## Use the list creation experience, rather than the old Import Spreadsheet app
Follow the steps to [create a list based on a spreadsheet](https://support.microsoft.com/office/380cfeb5-6e14-438e-988a-c2b9bea574fa). The older Import Spreadsheet app under Add an app on the Site contents page relies on Internet Explorer 11 and will no longer be supported in Microsoft 365 after August 17, 2021.
SharePoint Organization Assets Library https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/OfficeDocs-SharePoint/commits/live/SharePoint/SharePointOnline/organization-assets-library.md
If your organization needs to store and manage files for all your users to use,
![Selecting an image to add to a SharePoint page](media/image-library.png) -- **Office templates**. When a user selects to create a new PowerPoint presentation (from PowerPoint for the web or the PowerPoint desktop app), the user can select the tab for your organization to see the templates. (To use this feature on PowerPoint for the web, users need to be assigned a license to Office 365 E3 or E5. The templates aren't available from the New menu. To create a file from a template, go to the PowerPoint start page > Office Template Library). Also note that the Office files to be uploaded to the template libraries must be in a template format, for example, dotx for Word, potx for PowerPoint and xltx for Excel.
+- **PowerPoint templates**. When a user selects to create a new PowerPoint presentation (from PowerPoint for the web or the PowerPoint desktop app), the user can select the tab for your organization to see the templates. (In PowerPoint for the web, the templates aren't available from the New menu. Users who want to create a file from a template need to go to the PowerPoint start page and select Office Template Library).
![Selecting a template in PowerPoint](media/office-template-library.png)
+ > [!NOTE]
+ > - For the organization assets library to appear to a user in PowerPoint on the web, the user must be assigned a license to Office 365 E3 or E5. For users who use the PowerPoint desktop app, they also need Microsoft 365 Apps Version 2002 or later.
+ > - The files uploaded to the library must be in the template format .potx. [Learn how to save a PowerPoint file in this format](https://support.microsoft.com/office/ee4429ad-2a74-4100-82f7-50f8169c8aca))
+ ## Use Microsoft PowerShell to specify a library as an organization assets library
If your organization needs to store and manage files for all your users to use,
2. **Set the permissions on the site**. Add the people you want to be able to upload files as members or owners of the site or Office 365 group. Add "Everyone except external users" as visitors. If necessary, [customize the permissions for the library](https://support.office.com/article/02d770f3-59eb-4910-a608-5f84cc297782). You can customize the permissions of up to 100 files and folders in the library.
-3. Upload the images or Office templates to a document library.
+3. Upload the images or PowerPoint templates to a document library.
4. [Download the latest SharePoint Online Management Shell](https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=255251).