Microsoft pitches the new chromium Edge browser to Enterprises with group policies

Microsoft originally built its browser, Edge with a rendering engine called EdgeHTML, designed to be lightweight, fast and secure, but since launch the browser has been plagued with a plethora of issues resulting to low adoption by Windows users.

The company, however had later switched its browser engine to the Blink rendering engine, which is forked from WebKit and currently used by Google Chrome and Opera browser, now Microsoft has went ahead to release a catalog of group policies for IT admins in managing the Chromium Edge browser, and to allow them have a preview of what will be available on the browser.

While the technical progress it’s made in the transition from EdgeHTML to Chromium has been well chronicled, the company has for the first time made a strong case as to why enterprises should switch to the new Edge.

Microsoft made available attachments in .zip format containing ADMX and ADML files, which outlined what is to be implemented as group policies on Windows device and a doc in HTML that describes the policies for both Windows and Mac computers; with the supposed group policies, even as incomplete as it is, been tailored to convince enterprises for a change in their browsers.

Albeit, as the chromium edge is still a work in progress, also the list is expected to undergo some changes before the final release, which could mean that new policies may be added or removed based on feedback from the communities.

It should also be noted that Microsoft has implemented an Edge tracking prevention designed to protect users from websites that track their online surfing habits which is perhaps the company’s boldest statement and of course, Microsoft’s looking to distance its browser from the creepiness already associated with Google Chrome.


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