The New Microsoft Edge

Microsoft is now pushing the new Edge to all Windows 10 desktops, replacing the old Windows 10 version and giving Edge a built-in, well, edge. But which browser should you use? The two share a lot. Jun 04, 2020 Microsoft’s new Chromium-based Edge browser is available for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, macOS, iPhone, iPad, and Android. Microsoft will even release a version of it for Linux in the future.


Windows 10 Team 2020 Update supports the new Microsoft Edge based on Chromium (version 85 and above) as the recommended browser for Surface Hub 2S and Surface Hub (v1). This article explains how to install the browser using one of three methods: a provisioning package, Microsoft Intune, or third party Mobile Device Management (MDM) provider.


By default, Surface Hub devices are preinstalled with Microsoft Edge Legacy (version 44). After installing the 2020 Update, it's recommended to switch to the new Microsoft Edge browser; support for Microsoft Edge Legacy will end on March 9, 2021.

Install Microsoft Edge using a provisioning package

  1. From a PC, download the Microsoft Edge provisioning package (MicrosoftEdgeInstaller.ppkg) to the root folder of a USB drive.
  2. Insert the USB drive into Surface Hub.
  3. From Surface Hub, open Settings and enter your admin credentials when prompted.
  4. Navigate to Surface Hub > Device management. Under Provisioning packages, select Add or remove a provisioning package.
  5. Select Add a package.
  6. Choose the Microsoft Edge provisioning package and select Add.
  7. You will see a summary of the changes that the provisioning package applies. Select Yes, add it.
  8. Wait for the Microsoft Edge installation to complete. Once it's installed, navigate to the Surface Hub Start menu to access the new Microsoft Edge.



If there’s a newer version of Microsoft Edge available, it will be automatically updated.

Install Microsoft Edge using Intune

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The Surface Hub device must be enrolled into and managed using Intune. For more information, see Manage Surface Hub 2S with Microsoft Intune.

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  1. Download the Microsoft Edge installer.
    • Use the current version from Stable channel(version 85)
    • Choose Windows 64-bit
  2. Add the Microsoft Edge installer as a line-of-business app to Microsoft Intune.
    • If you choose to use Microsoft Edge Update to handle automatic updates to Microsoft Edge, be sure to configure the Ignore app version setting the App information pane. When you switch this setting to Yes, Microsoft Intune will not enforce the app version that's installed on the Surface Hub device.

Install Microsoft Edge using third party MDM provider

  1. Download the Microsoft Edge installer from Microsoft.
    • Use the current version from Stable channel(version 85)
    • Choose Windows 64-bit
  2. Stage the Microsoft Edge installer on a hosted location, such as a local file share (servershareMicrosoftEdgeEnterpriseX64.msi). The Surface Hub device must have permission to access the hosted location.
  3. Use EnterpriseDesktopAppManagement Configuration Service Provider (CSP) through your MDM provider to install Microsoft Edge.

Configure Microsoft Edge

Default Microsoft Edge policies for Surface Hub

Microsoft Edge is preconfigured with the following policy setttings to provide an optimized experience for Surface Hub.


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It's recommended to retain the default value for these policy settings.

Policy settingRecommended experienceDefault value
AutoImportAtFirstRunDo not automatically import datatypes and settings from Microsoft Edge Legacy. This avoids changing signed-in users' profiles with shared settings from the Surface Hub.4
BackgroundModeEnabledAllow Microsoft Edge processes to keep running in the background even after the last browser window is closed, enabling faster access to web apps during a session.1
BrowserAddProfileEnabledDo not allow users to create new profiles in Microsoft Edge. This simplifies the browsing and signed-in experience.0
BrowserGuestModeEnabledEnables only one user to sign-in to Microsoft Edge. This simplifies the browsing and signed-in experience0
BrowserSigninEnables users to enjoy Single Sign-On (SSO) in Microsoft Edge. When a user is signed into Surface Hub, their credentials can flow to supported websites without requiring them to re-authenticate.1
ExtensionInstallBlockListPrevents non-admin users from installing new extensions in Microsoft Edge. To configure a list of extensions to be installed by default, use ExtensionInstallForcelist.*
HideFirstRunExperienceHides the first run experience and splash screen that's normally shown when users run Microsoft Edge for the first time. Since Surface Hub is a shared device, this simplifies the user experience.1
InPrivateModeAvailabilityDisables InPrivate mode. Since End Session already clears browsing data, this simplifies the browsing and signed-in experience.1
NewTabPageSetFeedTypeShows the Office 365 feed experience on new tab pages. When a user is signed into Surface Hub, this enables fast access to their files and content on Office 365.1
NonRemovableProfileEnabledWhen a user is signed into Surface Hub, a non-removable profile will be created using their organizational account. This simplifies the Single Sign-On (SSO) experience.1
PrintingEnabledDisables printing in Microsoft Edge. Surface Hub does not support printing.0
ProActiveAuthEnabledEnables Microsoft Edge to proactively authenticate signed-in users with Microsoft services. This simplifies the Single Sign-On (SSO) experience.1
PromptForDownloadLocationAutomatically saves files to the Downloads folder, rather than asking users where to save the file. This simplifies the browsing experience.0

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Deployable progressive web apps (PWAs) are not currently supported on the Windows 10 Team operating system. Note also that the Microsoft Edge policy setting WebAppInstallForceList is not supported on Surface Hub.

Configure Microsoft Edge policy settings

Use Microsoft Edge browser policies to configure browser settings in Microsoft Edge. These policies can be applied using:

  • Microsoft Intune,
  • Your preferred Mobile Device Management (MDM) provider that supports ADMX Ingestion, or
  • Provisioning packages using ADMX Ingestion in Windows Configuration Designer.

Configure Microsoft Edge updates

By default, Microsoft Edge is updated automatically. Use Microsoft Edge update policies to configure settings for Microsoft Edge Update.Note that Surface Hub does not support the following Microsoft Edge update policies:

  • Allowsxs – On Surface Hub, Microsoft Edge Stable channel always replaces Microsoft Edge Legacy.
  • CreateDesktopShortcut – Surface Hub does not use desktop shortcuts.

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Microsoft Edge requires connectivity to the Internet to support its features. Ensure that the necessary domain URLs are added to the Allow list to ensure communications through firewalls and other security mechanisms.

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