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A browser for schools - Microsoft Edge on Windows devices and Intune app management
Published Apr 23 2024 12:46 PM 4,005 Views

By: Ileana Wu, Sr. Product Manager | Microsoft Intune

 

Microsoft is always excited to provide our education customers with solutions that simplify their IT admin experience so that they can focus on what matters most. In that spirit, Microsoft Intune and Microsoft Edge are thrilled to highlight the ability for schools to easily manage and customize the browser experience for students and staff with Intune’s mobile application management (MAM) for Windows devices.

 

Easy setup of Microsoft Edge

 

With Intune MAM for Windows devices, schools can provide a preconfigured browser experience on personal devices for everyone affiliated with their institutions. For example, schools can easily set up the following for students, staff, and faculty:

 

  • School branding elements that are used throughout the Microsoft Edge UI
  • Pinned school websites on the Microsoft Edge home page
  • School websites added to the Microsoft Edge favorites bar

 

Directions on how to set up Intune app configuration settings for Microsoft Edge on Windows are located at Configuration policies for Intune App SDK managed apps.

Added guardrails for sensitive information

Intune app protection provides guardrails to protect sensitive information faculty, staff, and students may be handling. From teaching assistants tasked with grading, school nurses or counselors handling student records, to admissions officers viewing applications many people in the school community may need to view and access certain information related to their roles.

 

When an app protection policy is applied to Microsoft Edge on Windows, IT administrators have the ability to control whether if information accessed from school sites can be downloaded to the device or copy and pasted to non-school sites.

 

A full list of app protection settings available for Windows can be found in our documentation: App protection policy settings for Windows.

 

To get started, check out these documented step-by-step instructions to set up app protection policies and app configurations for Microsoft Edge on Windows:

 

By applying Intune app protection policies to Microsoft Edge on Windows, schools can control how information is accessed and shared, while enforcing security measures such as encryption, PIN, and wipe and adhering to compliance standards. This helps schools create a secure and productive learning environment for their faculty, staff, and students for remote, hybrid or hybrid learning. Try it out and let us know what you think!

 

If you have any questions on how to get started, leave a comment below or reach out to us on X @IntuneSuppTeam!

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