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blomsterharry
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Hi,

 

First I would like to say, that it's great to see that Edge will also have support on legacy OS like Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. But I can't find on the Edge Insider website, if there will be support on Server OS. So I would like to know if you have any plans on supporting Edge on for example Windows Server 2008 R2, Server 2016 and Server 2019?

I really hope there will be support on Server OS, because when you have a large Citrix environment, users will also browse on the internet on those servers. And the users don't like to use Internet Explorer for browsing :)

 

Best regards,

Lasse

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@blomsterharry 

I don't know if they will give official support for windows server 2008 R2 and up, but because windows server is based on the same windows NT kernel that home versions of windows like windows 7 (windows server 2008 R2) or windows 8.1 (windows server 2012 R2) or windows 10 (windows server 2016 and windows server 2019), it should work the same with minimal to no problems. That's all just an assumption for right now, only time will tell how well server OS is supported.

@edward2-_1880 

Yes exactly. You are completely right. Time will tell.

Thanks for the answer.

As of this morning, I get this on Server 2016:

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Solution

Thank you@conalw and @blomsterharry.  We are working on bring Microsoft Edge to as many platforms as we can.  We just released for macOS this week.  It would help us understand the priority of various platforms if you could give us an idea of what scenarios we would unblock for you by bringing the browser to the various versions of Server.  Thanks in advance for the feedback.

@Elliot Kirk 

 

That's great to hear!

Today we are using Google Chrome in our Citrix environment. But we would very much like to use Microsoft Edge instead, because we have a support agreement with Microsoft already, if we are experiencing any issues with Microsoft services. Then we could delete Google Chrome in our environment, if Microsoft Edge will be supported on Server OS. In our Citrix environment we are still using Server 2008 R2, but we are getting ready to get on Server 2016 instead (hopefully Server 2019 if Citrix will support it soon). So I would like to see Microsoft Edge on those Server OS.

 

Thanks for the answer.

@Elliot Kirk I work from home using a Surface Book running Win10 to RDP to a headless machine in a server farm (in MS building 88) that runs Server 2016. I can't use the new MS Edge because [a] sync'ing of bookmarks doesn't work with O365 business accounts, and [b] it no longer works at all on Server 2016. I've been dealing with [a] by ensuring that I only make changes to my bookmarks bar on one machine, then periodically manually export+import to other machine. However, Google Chrome does this correctly on all platforms so I've switched back to it for the time being.

@Elliot Kirk  We are rolling out our new Citrix environment and we are limping along with IE. So many sites don't work correctly with IE. 

We are very interested in using the new Edge on our 2016 servers. it would cover all of our needs as we were going to Chrome unless we can get some encouragement from you you guys.

 

Attached is what we get for all web sites. in the screenshot the try for Google has been spinning for about 20 minutes. :(

 

Thank you,

@edward2-_1880 , my testing shows that it doesn't work on server 2019 using the win 10 build. 

Mostly for terminal servers. Right now we hide IE and load chrome. I was hoping for a New Edge for terminal servers and for that full desktop server that needs a modern browser for application maintenance. On Server OS it's like that old google commercial, enable IE to download chrome because the only other option is IE which is no longer a viable browser but a compatibility solution. IMHO getting a modern browser on ServerOS should be higher that edge on the MacOS. I know I would use Edge on the Mac but I would probably be the minority. Most Mac users will use Safari or Chrome and will not switch to Edge.

@Rob Seiwert 

I completely agree with your take Rob. IE is less relevant everyday and would love to use Edge in our Citrix environment. 

thank you