Office 365 – Edge Chromium is going to be pushed and replace Edge ‘Legacy’

image_thumb[1]As you know Microsoft has introduced a new browser earlier in 2015 for Windows 10 and then being made available to iOS, Android and MacOS devices to replace the old Internet Explorer web browser.

Since then, Edge has evolved to move to another browser engine with a new version called Edge Chromium.

So at this time we now have 2 Edge version available:

  • Microsoft Edge – so called now Edge Legacy
  • Microsoft Edge Chromium – which replace Edge Legacy when installed

In an attempt to get more Edge Chromium installation, Microsoft is going to push Edge Chromium for Office 365 (education and enterprise) customers.

This change does not impact devices managed by either Windows Update for Business (both Intune or SCCM) or Windows Server Update Services (WSUS, either ‘standalone’ WSUS or integrated with SCCM).

For devices which are not managed by any of the above solutions, Microsoft Edge Legacy (aka using the ‘out of the box’ Windows Update) will be replaced by Edge Chromium starting July 30 2020 (first for education customers, enterprise customers schedule is yet to be defined).

Administrators can download and deploy the Blocker Kit here https://docs.microsoft.com/deployedge/microsoft-edge-blocker-toolkit before July 30 2020.

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