Microsoft Edge has undergone a complete redesign with new browser technology and the ability to search intranet.
This has powerful business implications on how employees access their data and utilize their browsers.
Read on to learn more!
Microsoft Edge Overview
Microsoft Edge is no longer Microsoft Edge you once knew. The old version has been scrapped and now is revamped with completely new web browser technology. Businesses can now empower their user’s productivity and improve data accessibility through intranet searching within Edge. This is a powerful new feature that unifies data and information, which employees regularly access. Edge is also now based on the Chromium technology, which brings a refreshing user experience, connections with Chrome’s extensions, and improved performance. These updates have quickly driven this new version of Edge to become the second most popular web browser today. With the ability to search intranet, see graphical displays of data, use of extensions, and increased security and usability – Microsoft Edge is a powerful tool to increase productivity and save time for any organization.
Top 6 Features of the New Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge has been optimized in many ways. We have compiled our top 6 features from businesses being able to have end users search intranet to security and mobility:
1) Intranet Searching:
Employees are able to work more efficiently the more connected and accessible data is. Users can now search company intranet directories within the Edge browser. Simply search using natural language to find documents, teams, locations, and a variety of other internal company information. This powerful functionality is an extremely useful feature to save time accessing data, documents, or fulfilling requests an end-user may have – providing information quicker and simplifying access. Intranet searching within Edge allows users to access what they need from one location.
2) Microsoft Graph:
Edge, which is included in Windows 10, provides access to the Microsoft Graph, with access to rich, people-centric data and insights in the Microsoft Cloud.
Use these insights to make informed business decisions. Microsoft Graph can access data on the following Microsoft Cloud Services:
- Microsoft 365 core services: Bookings, Calendar, Delve, Excel, Microsoft 365 compliance eDiscovery, Microsoft Search, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook/Exchange, People (Outlook contacts), Planner, SharePoint, Teams, To Do, and Workplace Analytics
- Enterprise Mobility and Security services: Advanced Threat Analytics, Advanced Threat Protection, Azure Active Directory, Identity Manager, and Intune
- Windows 10 services: activities, devices, notifications, and Universal Print
- Dynamics 365 Business Central
Edge has the highest-rated protection against phishing and malware for businesses – which mitigates risk and saves money. Built-in tools and support provide a comprehensive security approach on your endpoints with Conditional Access, Data Loss Prevention, Information Protection, Application Guard, and Tracking Prevention. Organizations can also deploy Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 with Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager or Intune).
4) Mobile Interface – Optimized Remote Work:
Features such as “floating video,” which allows users to view a video while moving to different web pages or tabs, Bing Translator, and optimized user interface for mobile devices, makes Microsoft Edge an optimized browser for mobile devices. The security features and mobile interface allows remote workers to stay secure from any location – without sacrificing quality or productivity.
Microsoft Edge enables users to customize their browsing experience through extensions. The Chromium software allows for Google Chrome extensions to be installed on Edge as well. This enables users to adopt Edge with the tools and interface they are used to – maximizing productivity.
6) Migrate Your Settings From Other Browsers:
Easily import almost all of your data from Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox and use it in the new Microsoft Edge to minimize the setup required for switching over. Continue to work in ways you are familiar with and increase productivity with the new Microsoft Edge.
How Interlink Can Help
Navigating data accessibility and management, security, remote work, and governance is a complicated task. Microsoft Edge integrates with many security tools and helps organizations manage data while maintaining security and governance. Interlink can help with the deployment, configuration, and adoption of these security tools and Microsoft Edge. Contact Interlink today for a free consultation!