MC642267 – Updated August 7, 2023: Microsoft has updated the content below with additional information. Thank you for your patience.
Microsoft Edge for Business, the new, dedicated work experience currently in preview, is planned to be released with Microsoft Edge stable version 116 (scheduled for the week of August 17, 2023). All users who sign into Edge using Microsoft Entra ID (formerly Azure Active Directory) will automatically be transitioned to Microsoft Edge for Business as part of the release.
Microsoft Edge for Business on desktop and mobile aims to address the needs of both end users and IT Pros. It is designed to meet the needs of the evolving security landscape while empowering users to be more productive by enhancing focus. In addition to native enterprise controls that you’re already familiar with in Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Edge for Business includes new visual elements, including an adjusted icon, and optional automatic switching between a personal browser window (activated by Microsoft account MSA login) and a work browser window (activated by Entra ID login).
Policies, settings, and configurations previously set by an organization and its Entra ID connected users will be maintained in the transition to Edge for Business. Additionally, passwords, favorites, and data currently associated with the user’s work profile will be transferred to Edge for Business. There is no impact to users’ default browser settings. There are no functional changes to the Entra ID profile.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 144362
When this will happen:
Preview is currently available in Microsoft Edge version 115 or later.
Microsoft Edge for Business is planned to be released with Microsoft Edge stable version 116 (scheduled for the week of August 17, 2023).
How this will affect your organization:
Note: The above applies to Edge for Business on desktop. An updated icon, automatic switching, and management via Edge management service in the Microsoft 365 admin center will be available for Edge for Business on mobile in the future.
What you need to do to prepare:
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