Legacy Browser Support for Windows
4) Gather feedback and roll it out
Gather feedback from the early adopter group on how they export bookmarks from Internet Explorer to Chrome, and their experience working with browser settings, themes, and doing daily tasks. Test the following:
- If you’re using Microsoft Outlook, test to see if the correct browsers are launched when you click on links for calendar entries, websites, and sites that require legacy apps.
- If you’re switching your primary browser from IE to Chrome, make sure that IE bookmarks still work and open automatically in Chrome. And in Chrome, test to see if websites that require IE, open in IE from Chrome.
- If you have a SSO system, test the sign-on experience in Chrome and IE. If you experience issues, you may need to create a URL greylist for SSO.
Based on feedback from this test group, modify your URL whitelist and Windows Registry accordingly, and document for your organization how to do regular tasks that require a legacy browser.
Email your users informing them that your organization is moving to Chrome as its primary browser, and explain that sites and apps requiring legacy browsers (like IE) will still work. If your users haven’t had much experience with Chrome, point them to Get started with Google Chrome.
Roll out Chrome to your organization, and give users a way to contact you if they have any issues.
- Optional: If your users are going to use IE rarely, you may consider hiding it from their desktops.