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Microsoft to Shutter Intune Managed Browser, Points Users to Chromium Edge

Microsoft has decided to kill Intune Managed Browser because the Chromium Edge browser delivers the same features.

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has been rolling out updates for Intune at a steady rate in recent months. Now the company is applying the breaks a little on the enterprise device management platform. The company has announced it will kill off the Intune Managed Browser in 2020.

If you are unfamiliar with Intune Managed Browser, it is a web browser than allows companies to provide a safe browsing experience. Employees can access corporate websites within a safe environment.

The browser achieved this through features such as conditional access, single sign-on, and application protection policies. Microsoft's reasoning for removing the Managed Browser is a sensible one.

In a blog post, the company the new browser carries the same abilities natively as the Intune Managed Browser. Furthermore, the new browser experience has more features for end users.

With that in mind, Managed Browser will be removed from Intune on January 27, 2020. Microsoft will remove the browser from the iOS App Store and for on February 1, 2020. The company says on March 31, 2020, the browser will be removed from Azure.

Edge Release

Earlier this month, Microsoft revealed Chromium Edge will be fully launched on January 15, 2020. Microsoft's new web browser has been in preview since April, running across three development channels.

Among the new tools coming to Intune in recent months include availability on Android Enterprise, Derived Credentials on iOS, a Admin Hub added to Microsoft 365, and features for macOS Catalina.

SourceMicrosoft
Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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