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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

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      • Michael Coxon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Outlook Apps has frontend limitations because of ES6+ on IE11. it would be much better to switch to Edge.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Additionally Save as web also should considering save for Edge HTML 5 above IE 6 and above

      • Joshua Jolley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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

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