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Eventually Microsoft Edge will be available through Azure similar to how OS X users can run Internet Explorer 11 on the Mac through Microsoft Remote Desktop, but for now the VM approach is how we’ll be running the Edge browser on a Mac. Active-X only works in Internet Explorer for Windows, it may not even work in the current/last version of Internet Explorer for Windows 10 and certainly does not work in Edge the supposed replacement for Internet Explorer. Microsoft have long wished Active-X would crawl away and die.

Before you can deploy, configure, monitor, or protect apps, you must add them to Intune. One of the available app types is Microsoft Edge version 77 and later. By selecting this app type in Intune, you can assign and install Microsoft Edge version 77 and later to devices you manage that run macOS. This app type makes it easy for you to assign Microsoft Edge to macOS devices without requiring you to use the macOS app wrapping tool. To help keep the apps more secure and up to date, the app comes with Microsoft AutoUpdate (MAU).

Important

This app type offers developer and beta channels for macOS. The deployment is in English (EN) only, however end users can change the display language in the browser under Settings > Languages.

Note

Microsoft Edge version 77 and later is available for Windows 10 as well.

Prerequisites

  • The macOS device must be running macOS 10.14 or later before installing Microsoft Edge.

Add Microsoft Edge to Intune

You can add Microsoft Edge version 77 and later to Intune using the following steps:

  1. Sign in to the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center.
  2. Select Apps > All apps > Add.
  3. In the App type list under the Microsoft Edge, version 77 and later, select macOS.

Configure app information

In this step, you provide information about this app deployment. This information helps you identify the app in Intune, and it helps users find the app in the company portal.

  1. Click App information to display the App information pane.
  2. In the App information pane, you provide information about this app deployment. This information helps you identify the app in Intune, and it helps users find the app in the company portal.
    • Name: Enter the name of the app as it will be displayed in the company portal. Make sure that all names are unique. If the same app name exists twice, only one of the apps is displayed to users in the company portal.
    • Description: Enter a description for the app. For example, you could list the targeted users in the description.
    • Publisher: Microsoft appears as the publisher.
    • Category: Optionally, select one or more of the built-in app categories or a category that you created. This setting makes it easier for users to find the app when they browse the company portal.
    • Display this as a featured app in the Company Portal: Select this option to display the app prominently on the main page of the company portal when users browse for apps.
    • Information URL: Optionally, enter the URL of a website that contains information about this app. The URL is displayed to users in the company portal.
    • Privacy URL: Optionally, enter the URL of a website that contains privacy information for this app. The URL is displayed to users in the company portal.
    • Developer: Microsoft appears as the developer.
    • Owner: Microsoft appears as the owner.
    • Notes: Optionally, enter any notes that you want to associate with this app.
  3. Select OK.
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Configure Microsoft Edge settings

In this step, configure installation options for the app.

  1. In the Add App pane, select App settings.

  2. In the App settings pane, select either Stable, Beta or Dev from the Channel list to determine which Edge Channel you will deploy the app from.

    • Stable channel is the recommended channel for deploying broadly in Enterprise environments. It updates every six weeks, each release incorporating improvements from the Beta channel.
    • Beta channel is the most stable Microsoft Edge preview experience and the best choice for a full pilot within your organization. With major updates every six weeks, each release incorporates the learnings and improvements from the Dev channel.
    • Dev channel is ready for enterprise feedback on Windows, Windows Server and macOS. It updates every week and contains the latest improvements and fixes.

    Note

    The Microsoft Edge browser logo is displayed with the app when users browse the company portal.

  3. Select OK.

Select scope tags (optional)

You can use scope tags to determine who can see client app information in Intune. For full details about scope tags, see Use role-based access control and scope tags for distributed IT.

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  1. Select Scope (Tags) > Add.
  2. Use the Select box to search for scope tags.
  3. Select the check box next to the scope tags you want to assign to this app.
  4. Click Select > OK.

Add the app

When you've completed configuring, select Add from the App app pane.

The app you've created is displayed in the apps list, where you can assign it to the groups that you select.

Next steps

  • To learn how to configure Microsoft Edge on macOS devices, see Configure Microsoft Edge on macOS devices.
  • To learn about including and excluding app assignments from groups of users, see Include and exclude app assignments.
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This article describes the supported operating systems that apply to Microsoft Edge.

Note

This article applies to the Microsoft Edge versions 77 and higher for the desktop.

Supported Operating Systems for Microsoft Edge

Note

Product functionality and feature availability may vary on older operating systems. To ensure that Microsoft Edge installs correctly, use the latest version of any operating system specified below. This guidance includes the latest cumulative update, as applicable.

Microsoft Edge follows the Modern Lifecycle Policy and is supported on the following operating systems.

Windows Client

  • Windows 7 **
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10 SAC 1709 and later ***
  • Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSC
  • Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSC
  • Windows 10 Enterprise 2019 LTSC
  • Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session
  • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise SAC ****
  • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2019 LTSC ****

Windows Server

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 **
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016 (LTSC)
  • Windows Server 2019 (LTSC)
  • Windows Server (SAC)

Important

** We will continue to support Microsoft Edge on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 until January 15, 2022. These operating systems are out of support and Microsoft recommends you move to a supported operating system such as Windows 10. While Microsoft Edge helps keep you more secure on the web, your PC may still be vulnerable to security risks. In order for IE mode to be supported on these operating systems the devices will need to have the Extended Security Updates for Windows 7. Without the Windows 7 Extended Security updates Internet Explorer functionality will be vulnerable to security risks. Additionally, IE mode functionality may cease to work without the continued servicing through the extended security updates.

*** In the same fashion as above, for Windows 10 SAC releases that are out of support but Microsoft Edge is supported it is recommended to upgrade to a supported Win10 SAC release as soon as possible to remain secure. Microsoft Edge being supported in this state should be considered a temporary bridge to getting to a supported OS state.

**** The Microsoft Edge OPK is available on MOO for IoT OEMs to preinstall and distribute as part of their Windows 10 IoT Enterprise based solution.

macOS

  • Sierra (10.12) and later
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iOS

Microsoft Edge for iPad® and iPhone® requires iOS 11.0 or later. Microsoft Edge for iPad Pro™ requires iOS 11.0 or later. Microsoft Edge is supported on the two most recent versions of iOS. When a new version of iOS is released, the Microsoft Edge Operating System requirement becomes the then-current two most recent versions: the new version of iOS and the previous version.

Android

Microsoft Edge for Android can be installed on tablets and phones that meet the following criteria: devices running Android KitKat 4.4 or later with an ARM-based processor.

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Apple Silicon Macs

Microsoft Edge native support as of Stable version 88 for Apple Silicon Macs.

Chromebooks

Microsoft Edge Macos Requirements

Microsoft Edge does not support Chromebooks.

Recent changes

  • 12/17/2020 - Microsoft Edge support on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 extended to January 15, 2022.
  • 01/28/2021 - Microsoft Edge support for Apple Silicon Macs.

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