• Kathryn Smith

Updating Microsoft Edge Legacy to the new Microsoft Edge browser for Windows


7/2/2020

Action required by July 30th

Changes are coming to the Microsoft Edge Legacy application for Windows 10

The update will provide your organization with the latest Microsoft-recommended browser security features. The new Microsoft Edge will be a modern browser with more frequent updates— targeted at every 6 weeks-—to provide the latest protections for your users and data.


The update will respect your previously established default browser choice. In addition, any previous settings you have established for Internet Explorer 11 will not be uninstalled or changed.

Features

- Easy transition options to import your favorites and more—quickly

- Speed, performance, and compatibility with your favorite sites

- Built-in features to help you protect your online privacy

- Learning tools and accessibility features designed to help you browse

- Optimized for Windows to bring you the best of the web

How does this affect me?

This change will affect any application for Windows 10 devices in education and business that are updated by Windows Update including all Microsoft 365 Licenses.


No immediate action is required unless you would like to block this update. Once delivered, the new Microsoft Edge will update to the most recent version (no additional action required).


To block this update, you must download and deploy the Blocker Toolkit before Thursday, July 30, 2020.

Microsoft Edge requires steps to configure for K-12 education; review these requirements and how to enable specific features.

If you’d like help to upgrade all your organization’s devices to the new Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Support can help with deployment and configuration at no additional charge for customers with eligible Microsoft 365 subscriptions.

For help with web app and site compatibility, learn more about the App Assure program.

The Microsoft blog provides more information about this change and the benefits of the new Microsoft Edge.

This change will not impact devices that are updated by Windows Update for Business (WUfB) or Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

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