Office Add-ins should run in Edge, not IE11
At the moment Word runs Add-ins in IE11
IE11 doesnt support ES2016, and is therefore much harder to develop for than all of the other newer browsers (Safari, Chrome, Edge).
Word should run Add-ins in Edge
We are actively working on this feature and will share more details on availability as soon as we can.
Office Extensibility Team
I'm really frustrated now, nearly all libraries are using ES2016 nowadays…..
Dan Moorehead commented
Edge replaced IE11 4 years ago, and IE11 lacks EC16 support, even for basics like classes, meaning the new Office.js lacks support for clean object-oriented programming (short of transpiling from TypeScript), as well as other ECMAScript 2015 features, and basics like variables in CSS. Considering that, I believe this will be a really helpful enhancement.
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Dave Hoff commented
Also anxiously awaiting Edge support over IE11
any updates on this????
Michael Coxon commented
Considering that many organisations still run Windows 7 and Edge is not supported in Windows 7, will these clients still run Office Add-ins in IE11? If so - would a better approach to this issue be to embed a better browser engine in Office so that everyone will have the same experience and the developers won't have to jump through the same old IE hoops?
Raed Alahmad commented
Outlook Apps has frontend limitations because of ES6+ on IE11. it would be much better to switch to Edge.
Additionally Save as web also should considering save for Edge HTML 5 above IE 6 and above
Brett McKenzie commented
Will this only be in Win10? I assume those on Windows 7/8/8.1 will still be running IE.
Christian Roy commented
It would also be nice to replace Excel Mac browser with something that support ES6.
Joshua Jolley commented
Versions of webpack-dev-server after 2.7.1 don't support IE11, so switching from IE11 to Edge will help developers using common build tools like @angular/cli. Please prioritize this!
Fergus McDowall commented
Thats great! If I could just add an extra suggestion for awesomeness: make sure that edge's "developer tools/js debugger" is available when running add-ins in Word
The same applies to the Excel I think.