M365 Changelog: Microsoft Edge: Desktop shortcut for new Microsoft Enterprise SKU devices


New Microsoft Enterprise SKU devices will automatically have a Microsoft Edge desktop shortcut after the first Windows Out of Box Experience. This starts mid-April 2024 with Edge version 124, requiring no admin action but may necessitate user notification and documentation updates.

MC776194 – New Microsoft Enterprise SKU devices running through Windows Out of Box Experience (OOBE) for the first time will have a Microsoft Edge desktop shortcut automatically created.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 388365

When this will happen:

General Availability (Worldwide): Microsoft will begin rolling out mid-April 2024 with Microsoft Edge version 124.

How this will affect your organization:

When Enterprise users turn on their Microsoft Windows 11 devices and complete OOBE for the first time, they will see the Edge shortcut on their desktop. This desktop shortcut will provide users with an alternative way to access their Edge browser without needing to manually pin and configure their set-up.

What you need to do to prepare:

This rollout will happen automatically with no admin action required. You may want to notify your users about this change and update any relevant documentation as appropriate.