With the release on Microsoft Edge Insider release for testing – I started by testing the deployment of the new Edge from Intune. The new Edge has become my favorite browser already, it is fast using less system resources and having a good user experience.

Note: Microsoft Edge insider is in preview and is not production ready!

In this short blog post I will only cover how to deploy Microsoft Edge not how is it working or how to configure it – that is for a future blog post.
For the deployment part as the new Edge installer is a .msi when you download it from the new Microsoft Edge is ready for business site, My personal opinion I will deploy the new MSI installer as a win32 app in Intune, one of the reason that it leverage delivery optimization (DO) and have more options for detection rules and dependencies then the LOB MSI installer option in Intune – so first we need to wrap the application with Microsoft Win32 Content Prep Tool before we are able to deploy with Intune,

There is two different version one for each deployment channel – the only difference there is in the channels is how often it will be updated for the Dev Channel it is updated once a week and the Beta Channel is updated every 6 weeks is not yet released.

You need to go Microsoft Edge Insider download page
Select the right download for your testing

  1. Dev Channel

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  1. Click Accept and download

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Now you have the MicrosoftEdgeDevEnterpriseX64.msi and you are ready to packaged it for Intune


Packaged Microsoft Edge Dev Enterprise for Intune

Download Microsoft Win32 Content Prep Tool 

Run the command to create the .intunewin file

IntuneWinAppUtil.exe -c c:\temp\MicrosoftEdgeDevEnterprisex64 -s MicrosoftEdgeDevEnterpriseX64.msi -o c:\temp\ -q

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The you will have created MicrosoftEdgeDevEnterpriseX64.intunewin that you can use direct when creating a Intune Application.

Create the Intune Win32 application you can deploy to your end users.

Start Microsoft 365 Device Management portal

  1. Click Client apps
  2. Click Apps
  3. Click Add

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  1. Select App type : Windows app (Win32)

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  1. Click App package file
  2. App packages file : upload your MicrosoftEdge_X64_75.0.139.1.intune

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  1. Click App information
  2. Name : Microsoft Edge Dev
  3. Description : Microsoft Edge Dev Enterprise
  4. Publisher : Microsoft
  5. Click Logo
  6. Upload Microsoft Edge Dev logo

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  1. Click Program
  2. Install Command : msiexec /i “MicrosoftEdgeDevEnterpriseX64.msi” /q
  3. Uninstall command : msiexec /x “{DE828F11-8F0C-3C3C-8355-585D917443D1}” /q

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  1. Click Requirements
  2. Operating system architecture : x64
  3.  Minimum operating system : Windows 10 1703

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  1. Click Detection rules
  2. Select Manually configure detection rules
  3. Click Add

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  1. Rule type : MSI
  2. MSI product code : {DE828F11-8F0C-3C3C-8355-585D917443D1}

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Then you are finish with the application and Microsoft Edge Dev will be uploaded to Intune and when it is finished you can assigned it to your end user.

Now for the end user experience

The new deployed application is showing up in Company Portal the end user just need to click on the Microsoft Edge Dev icon

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Click Install

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when the installation is finish the end user can start using Microsoft Edge

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Happy testing

Read more:

Overview of Microsoft Edge in the enterprise
Frequently asked questions about Microsoft Edge in the enterprise