Category: Enterprise IT management (3)

Challenges for PAC script servers in the Chromium ubiquitous ecosystem

With the release of Edge based on Chromium and Edge WebView2 Runtime by Microsoft, Chromium has been playing an increasingly important role on Windows desktops. In daily work, when a user opens Outlook to send and receive emails, uses Teams for meetings, and browses the web with Edge, there are already three instances of Chromium running simultaneously on the operating system. In a corporate environment, configuring the system to use a PAC (Proxy Auto-Configuration) script can place significant request pressure on the servers hosting the PAC script in today's widespread Chromium ecosystem.

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Introduction to Microsoft Edge's Application Guard

Microsoft Edge's Application Guard is a security feature that helps protect your organization's devices and data by isolating potentially malicious websites in a separate container. There are two modes of Application Guard: standalone mode and enterprise-managed mode. In enterprise-managed mode, all new Edge windows for untrusted URLs will be opened in the Application Guard container by default. As an administrator, you can specify certain URLs as trusted, which will be opened in the user's host. All other URLs that are not specified as trusted will be considered untrusted and will be automatically opened in the Application Guard container in Edge. In this article, we will cover how to configure Application Guard in enterprise-managed mode using Group Policy or Microsoft Intune.

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Setting up on-premises sync for Microsoft Edge in an enterprise environment

On-premises sync allows Active Directory (AD) users to roam Microsoft Edge favorites and settings between computers without connecting to Microsoft cloud services. This feature is available in Microsoft Edge version 85 or later.

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