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Windows 10 Anniversary Update will include business updates for Edge and IE11

Microsoft has announced that the upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update will offer businesses some improvements if they use both the Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 web browsers.

Microsoft kept supporting IE11 in Windows 10 on PCs due to the fact that many businesses still use web-based applications that support the browser. It also allowed Edge users to open up IE11-based sites in Enterprise Mode. In a blog post, Microsoft detailed how they plan to improve opening IE11 sites in Edge:

Using the Enterprise Mode Site List, you can dictate which sites Microsoft Edge should open in Internet Explorer 11. For those sites, Microsoft Edge currently shows an interstitial page that states "This website needs Internet Explorer 11" and automatically opens IE11. We received feedback from customers that the interstitial page is sometimes confusing for users, and the right browser should just open automatically. We've heard your feedback and, beginning with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, the interstitial page will be removed by default. IE11 will simply load on top of Microsoft Edge with no extra visual affordances, helping your users more quickly complete the tasks they had set out to do.

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update will also allow businesses to just open IE11 sites with the applications they need to use, and open all other sites in Edge:

Starting with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, we are introducing a new Internet Explorer group policy to restrict IE11 usage to only sites on the Enterprise Mode Site List: "Send all sites not included in the Enterprise Mode Site List to Microsoft Edge." Enabling this setting automatically opens all sites that are not included in the Enterprise Mode Site List in Microsoft Edge. We recommend setting Microsoft Edge as the default browser when enabling this policy.

16 Comments
  • Microsoft has any plans to install edge and ie at other Os like OSX and linux?
  • Don't think so... in the past, IE never was ported to other platforms as it was kind of part of Windows... Then again, with everything MSFT is doing lately, you never know for Edge :)
  • hmmm...I can understand why they cant port the edge cause the updates come with the entire os but I don't understand why the port all their products to the others platforms and they didn't the same with the ie. For example I have a Linux notebook and a MacBook and I can download or buy all their products but I can do the same with the browser.I can agree with someone who says who will download the edge or the ie11 when they can download the opera,firefox,chrome.etc.
  • Updates for internet explorer come through Windows Update so that's basically the OS also I suppose... Then again, I suppose you don't miss IE on OS X or Linux now do you? ;)
  • i think the same thing but I would like to install the edge at my MacBook instead the safari or at the Linux instead the firefox.
  • that I can imagine :)
  • What about IE for UNIX? There was a Mac version, too.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Explorer_for_UNIX
  • When will W10Ann be released to the public?
  • The goal is July 29th... But it could happen any time during the summer. Windows Central for Windows 10-Nokia Lumia 830
  • I really wish Microsoft figured out away to run IE as a "Legacy or Enterprise" mode within Edge it self, kind of like the Firefox extension that would run Internet Explorer in new tab.
  • I might be wrong but I think they might have just said that is their plan. (unless I am misunderstanding you\them) clip from above: "IE11 will simply load on top of Microsoft Edge with no extra visual affordances"
  • Nope, instead of taking you to a page that says it needs to open in IE11, it will instead open IE11 automatically in a new window. This doesnt improve the browsing experience by much. You're just tossed into a complete different browser --- one that doesn't even sync favorites with Edge.
  • You could be right. At least initially. But "on top of" could mean something different in code-speak.
  • On top of = a new Window...on top of Edge...you're reading to deep into it LOL.
  • I just wanna see extensions..
  • Its a shame they dont seem to be properly using compat list