Effective March 31, 2021, the Azure portal will no longer support Internet Explorer 11. Start using the new Microsoft Edge for speed, security and privacy

Well on every server or Windows device there is the Internet explorer and prepairing some server workloads you may need some browser and may need to connect to Azure. using an old browser is always an bad idea.

When setting up a new server what ever version it is I always remove the IE icon and install Msedge this works fine and gives me a more secure feeling.

Microsoft Edge

Opening the Azure portal with IE you will see a warning about non supported browser.

Microsoft Edge

With the option to download the Edge directly

Microsoft Edge

The portal still opens in IE but using some functions are not working sample as anything that will use HTML5

Microsoft Edge

Official Download links for Microsoft Edge Stable Enterprise

I'm not 100% sure it's final but anyone who wishes/wants can test it.

Microsoft Edge Stable Enterprise






Blocker Toolkit to disable automatic delivery of Microsoft Edge

So when you want to auto mate this the following lines could be used to install quickly Microsoft Edge

#Create temp folder
New-Item -Path ‘C:temp' -ItemType Directory -Force | Out-Null

#Install Edge
Invoke-WebRequest  -Uri “ -OutFile ‘c:tempMicrosoftEdgeEnterpriseX64.msi'
Invoke-Expression -Command ‘C:tempMicrosoftEdgeEnterpriseX64.msi /quiet /norestart'

This will install Microsoft Edge and you can set this in a powershell script and in the that way all new servers will get Microsoft Edge.

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