We have been using Internet Explorer since Windows 95, perhaps not so much in recent years since we started using modern browsers. Microsoft recently announced the retirement of the Internet Explorer desktop application. There are some organizations however that still rely on Internet Explorer for legacy sites who may be impacted by this announcement. These legacy sites can still be supported using the Microsoft Edge browser.
Microsoft announced in August last year that support for the Microsoft Edge Legacy application will end on March 9 2021. The new Microsoft Edge browser based on Chromium will be made available as part of the Windows 10 cumulative monthly security update that will be released on April 13 2021.
IE Mode on Microsoft Edge provides compatibility for legacy sites that require Internet Explorer 11. IE Mode enables users to access modern and legacy sites using a single browser. Users no longer need to switch between browsers to access legacy intranet sites. IE mode supports ActiveX controls such as Java and Silverlight, and it also supports Internet Explorer settings and group policies that affect Protected Mode and security zone settings. In this final post of the two-part series, I will create the Enterprise Site Mode List XML file and test the configured sites to confirm that the specified sites can be successfully opened in IE Mode on Microsoft Edge.
COVID-19 has in many ways changed the way we work and how IT departments manage users and devices. With remote work continuing for the unforeseeable future, I decided to write this article to demonstrate how easy it is to deploy the new Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 10 and macOS using Microsoft Intune.