Office 365’s compatibility with mainstream browsers varies.
It’s a simple fact that Internet Explorer (IE) is not the only browser used on the web. The rise of mobile-based browsing on smartphones and tablets running iOS or Android has certainly made software vendors like Microsoft develop their software to work better with the alternatives.
In the case of Office 365, Microsoft has been determined to ensure that its web-based solutions are as compatible with other browsers as possible.
Where once Firefox was a viable contender to IE people are starting to move towards Google Chrome for its speed and simplicity.
Personally I use IE for most of my day-to-day browsing, with Chrome there to provide me with access to various sites that might conflict with my IE browsing session. Chrome is such a nice browser sometimes I use it as my primary browser.
Chrome support was added to the most recent SharePoint Online updates, however it still can’t beat IE in terms of integration and functionality.
SharePoint pro Joel Oleson uses SharePoint for his blog and has put together a simple-to-read table comparing the different browsers. Here’s the main chart below; check out his blog for more details on compatibility.
Loryan Strant is a Microsoft Office 365 MVP (Most Valuable Professional). Follow him on Twitter @TheCloudMouth.