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MC642267 – (Updated) Microsoft Edge for Business is coming in Edge version 116 (archived)

Microsoft Edge

check before: 2023-07-28

Product:

Azure Active Directory, Entra, Entra ID, Microsoft 365 admin center, Microsoft 365 suite, Microsoft Edge

Platform:

mobile, US Instances, Web, World tenant

Status:

Launched

Change type:

Admin impact, New feature, Updated message, User impact

Links:

144362

Details:

Updated August 7, 2023: We have 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).

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Release Phase:
General Availability

Created:
2023-07-15

updated:
2023-08-08

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2023-08-08MC prepareTo experience the Microsoft Edge for Business features like the differing visual treatments and automatic switching, end users should sign-in to at least 1 Azure AD profile (work email) and 1 MSA profile (personal email) on the Edge browser.
[Additional information]

See our article on Microsoft Learn (content to be updated closer to GA)
We always value feedback and questions from our customers.
https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2023/05/23/microsoft-edge-build-2023-innovations-in-AI-productivity-management-sidebar-apps/#business
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=&searchterms=144362
Inform your users of this upcoming change.
For end users to experience optional automatic switching from a personal browser window to a work browser window, they must sign in to at least one Entra ID profile (work account) and one Microsoft account profile (personal account) and enable this in Edge settings.
(Optional) Review the policies available for personal browser management.
[Additional information]
Visit the FAQ for more in-depth information.
We always value feedback and questions from our customers.
https://aka.ms/EdgeforBusinessFAQ
https://edge//settings/profiles/multiProfileSettings
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/DeployEdge/edge-learnmore-personal-browser-policies
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/deployedge/microsoft-edge-for-business#use-the-microsoft-edge-for-business-preview
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=&searchterms=144362
2023-08-08MC MessageTagNamesNew feature, User impact, Admin impactUpdated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact
2023-08-08MC Last Updated07/14/2023 02:27:322023-08-07T20:59:56Z
2023-08-08MC MessagesMicrosoft Edge for Business, the new, dedicated work experience for Microsoft Edge, is coming soon. As announced at Build, Microsoft Edge for Business is currently in preview.
Microsoft Edge for Business aims to address the needs of both end users and IT Pros. It is designed to help meet the needs of the evolving security landscape while empowering users to be more productive. In addition to the rich set of native enterprise controls you're already familiar with in Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Edge for Business includes new visual elements such as an adjusted icon and company branding, automatic switching between work browser windows (activated by AAD login) and personal browser windows (activated by Microsoft account [MSA] login), and support for Unmanaged Bring Your Own Personal Computer (BYOPC).
Microsoft Edge for Business will be the standard browser experience for organizations and will get activated by Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) login, so users who log in with their Azure AD account will get Edge for Business as opposed to the current Edge experience. The new Edge for Business window for work will allow users with both Azure AD and MSA profiles set up to have a separate, differentiated experience as work sites will be routed to Edge for Business and personal sites to Microsoft Edge. There is no impact to users' default browser settings.
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.
We expect Microsoft Edge for Business to be turned on by default beginning with Microsoft Edge version 116 (Scheduled for the week of August 17, 2023).
Updated August 7, 2023: We have 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).
2023-08-08MC TitleMicrosoft Edge for Business(Updated) Microsoft Edge for Business is coming in Edge version 116
2023-08-08MC How AffectWhen logging in with AAD, users will receive Edge for Business, a visually distinct work browser with rich enterprise controls for secure data access and leak prevention. Edge for Business will automatically separate work and personal browsing into dedicated browser windows with their own separate caches and storage locations, so information stays separate.
There will also be support for company branding, allowing admins to customize company branding in the work browser window to increase familiarity and trust with end users. Additionally, there is support for unmanaged BYOPC, allowing secure and compliant access to work resources on personal computers with DLP controls.
This feature does not create any link between the user's Azure AD account and their MSA account and the organization settings related to linking work and personal accounts are unaffected.
Policies, settings, and configurations previously set by an organization and its Entra ID connected users will be automatically transitioned to Edge for Business.
IT maintains full control over policy and feature management and configuration with Edge for Business.
The icon for the work browser window will be updated to include a briefcase.
Upon first opening Edge after the update, the user will see an in-product banner informing them of the change with a link to learn more.
An optional personal browsing window for Microsoft Edge is enabled so users with a personal profile can separate their work and personal browsing with focus on personal content separated from work. For example, in the personal browser window, when a work site is accessed, it will be redirected to open in the work window, if automatic switching is enabled. The personal browser window is lightly managed, with IT maintaining control over security, compliance, and update policies. This feature does not create any link between the user's Entra ID account and their MSA account, and the organization settings related to linking work and personal accounts are unaffected. There are no functional changes to the Entra ID profile.
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.

*starting April 2022

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