Intune – the Managed Browser is going to be deprecated and removed

image_thumb[1]As it has been already announced earlier, the Intune Managed Browser is going to be deprecated and removed to be replaced by Microsoft Edge Mobile.

Starting January 27, 2020 Intune will no longer support the Managed Browser.

Starting February 1, 2020 the Intune Managed Browser will no longer be available in the application store for Android (Google Play Store) and iOS (Apple App Store); on March 31, 2020 it will also be removed from the management portal.

To ensure a smooth transition from the Intune Managed Browser to Microsoft Edge, you can follow the below recommendations:

  1. Target Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android with app protection policy (also referred to as MAM) and app config settings. You can reuse your Intune Managed Browser policies for Microsoft Edge by simply targeting those existing policies to Microsoft Edge as well
  2. Ensure all MAM-protected apps in your environment have the app protection policy setting “Restrict web content transfer with other apps” set to “Policy managed browsers”
  3. Target all the MAM-protected with the managed app configuration setting “com.microsoft.intune.useEdge” set to true. Starting with the release of 1911, you will be able to accomplish steps 2 and 3 simply by configuring the setting “Restrict web content transfer with other apps” to have “Microsoft Edge” selected in the Data Protection section of your app protection policies.
Benoit Hamet
Benoit Hamet
Benoit is working on Microsoft collaborative technologies He has been awarded as MVP for more than 12 years Currently MVP on Office 365 after being awarded on SharePoint (2011-2012) and Windows client & server (2002-2007) Speaker at various Microsoft events (TechDays, TechNet seminars) and Quest Software He works on on-premises (Active Directory, RADIUS/NPS, Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, SQL, Terminal Server, Windows client and Windows Server) or online (Azure, Intune, Office 365, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, Teams) technologies