I'm an employee of a 12.000+ company, in fact a hospital. Together with a colleague, we just became members our Windows 10 migration project and have the Teamlead for all business applications, a lot of them are web-based. To talk about some facts:
- 7.000+ fat- and thin-clients
- 50+ Citrix Servers (new farm most-likely on Windows Server 2019 and will be rolling out together with Windows 10)
Currently, we use IE11 as Standard-Browser because a lot of Business Applications rely on it. Now, with IE Mode introduced, there would be a nice option to improve the user experience while still being able to run websites on IE11 or even older document modes. With that being said, I need a solid test- and rollout-strategy. I don't want to test all web-applications two or three times.
With Edge C also available for Windows Server there would be the option to have Edge C as Standard Browser on all Environments.
Here's my suggestion:
1. Start testing with Edge C once it became officially Beta and IE Mode became more solid.
2. Apply all available GPOs and use admin site list to provide a list of URLs for IE mode.
3. Hope that Edge C will be at least RC or Golden State once you start rolling out.
I'm usually a person who never wants to use Dev- or Beta Software, but what else can I do in this situation? Start with 2 Browsers EdgeHTML and IE11 and do all testing and GPO-settings again once stable is released? Actually it's not an option because EdgeHTML is not available for Windows Server and I don't want to have a break between Citrix- and Fat-Client environment.
thanks for the update and your suggestions. My discussions with colleagues today ended up with using IE11 from the beginning instead of Edge C, so we don't have to do the GPO-settings again. Once we have a stable Release of Edge Chromium, we simply switch the browser. From the start, we will not allow using any other browser, even EdgeHTML. Will hopefully be approved by the project team on Wednesday.
I'm currently testing with a 77.x Release of Edge C locally, also with GPO-settings. I'm ending up with the Enterprise Admin Site list and the XML-scheme which has been updated once again and I'm searching for a way to go ahead with testing IE mode as you suggested. Currently I can only test manually, not with Site list.
Currently I'm ending up with the IE Mode issue meantioned in the attached screenshot. I'm not sure why this is happening on my up to date Windows 10 Pro with an up to date IE11.