Edge Chromium browser being added as an option on CoreImage Windows computers

March 1, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

On Wednesday, March 3, Health Information Technology & Services will begin installing Microsoft’s Edge Chromium web browser on CoreImage Windows computers.

Internet Explorer (IE) will continue as a standard option, and Google Chrome will still be available. Eventually, IE will be going away in favor of Edge Chromium. HITS strongly recommends that you make the switch to Microsoft Edge to take advantage of its many benefits, including:

  • Enhanced security settings.
  • Faster web page rendering.
  • More protection against phishing and malware.
  • Ability for users to have favorites (bookmarks) and extensions “follow” them to different Standard mode computers whenever they’re logged in.

When is it happening?

  • Upgrades to non-Kiosk mode (single user) computers will begin this Wednesday, March 3, and will continue through March 12.
  • Upgrades to Kiosk mode (shared user) computers will begin on March 8, and will continue through March 19. (Stay tuned for additional Kiosk-specific instructions closer to that time.)

What should users expect?

Once Edge Chromium is installed, users will experience a few changes when they log into Windows on a Standard mode (non-Kiosk) CoreImage computer, depending on whether they:

  • Are using a Standard mode or Kiosk device.
  • Have previously logged into that computer or are logging in for the first time.

For full details, visit: michmed.org/edge.

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