Microsoft Edge Insider Gets Support for Work and School Accounts

Posted on August 22, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Microsoft Edge, Web browsers with 8 Comments

Following the recent launch of the new Microsoft Edge beta, Microsoft announced yesterday that it’s adding support for work and school accounts to the browser. Users of the new Microsoft Edge will now be able to login to the browser using their Azure Active Directory work and school accounts. All the latest builds on the canary, dev and beta channels now support work and school accounts.

Support for work and schools accounts is great for those who will be using the new Edge at work or on their school computers. It will not only enable users to sync things like their favorites, passwords, etc. across devices, but it will also enable Single Sign-On, so it will seamlessly let you log in to websites without having to manually enter their credentials. This feature works with sites like Office.com, and it will also work with your organization’s websites, etc.

Microsoft says the company is currently working on expanding the sync feature on the browser, too. Right now, it’s only limited to syncing your favorites, preferences, passwords, and form-fill data — but in the future, Edge will allow you to sync things like your browsing history, installed extensions, and even open tabs.

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Comments (8)

8 responses to “Microsoft Edge Insider Gets Support for Work and School Accounts”

  1. Travelrobert

    Yihoo! This is a leap forward, towards Edge being our future standard browser at the office. Bye bye Chrome...

  2. red.radar

    One area I think Microsoft actually listened to feedback...

  3. Lordbaal

    Having the account sync to each other is stupid.

    If I was in college, I wouldn't want sync my stuff on someones computer.

  4. MikeCerm

    Wake me up when they support an encryption passphrase like Chrome does. Browser syncing is a useful feature, but it's tough for Microsoft to claim that Edge is privacy-focused when your entire browser history is being transmitted and stored on Microsoft's servers without any encryption to stop Microsoft from reading it. Google and Mozilla can't read the information that you sync. Microsoft can.

    • behindmyscreen

      In reply to MikeCerm:

      lol....Google can't read your info....sure....

      • MikeCerm

        In reply to behindmyscreen:

        If you use a sync passphrase, Google can't see any of the browser info that you sync. They can track you in other ways, sure, but they can't view the data that you sync without your passphrase. Google tells you this, and you can choose to believe them or not, but Microsoft doesn't even give you the option. If Microsoft wants to be the trustworthy alternative to Google, they have to at least offer the same level of privacy that Firefox and Google offers.

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