Chrome Insider: What's new in Chrome Enterprise, Release 74
Program Manager, Chrome Enterprise
Updates in Chrome 74 offer a number of features that make managing Chrome Browser or a fleet of Chrome devices even easier.
For the full list of what’s new, and more detailed descriptions, be sure to read the release notes.
Unifying Chrome Browser management in the cloud
We are excited that Chrome Browser Cloud Management is now generally available for enterprise customers. Chrome Browser Cloud Management provides administrators a simple way to centrally secure and manage Chrome to provide an optimized browser experience for their end users.
Chrome Browser Cloud Management lives within the Google Admin console, and allows you to manage browsers across all operating systems from a single location. You can see your enrolled browsers, and set and apply policies across them from the same place. It also offers a full organizational view of extension usage, giving instant access to extension details, making it easy for administrators to decide which extensions to block or allow in their organization.
Full details on set up can be found on the Help Center.
Making Legacy Browser Support even easier
The already widely used Legacy Browser Support allows IT Admins to use policies to specify which URLs open in an alternative browser, specifically useful for enterprises that are still in the process of modernizing some critical legacy apps. For example, you might ensure that visits to the internet use Chrome Browser, but visits to your organization’s intranet use Internet Explorer.
We’ve made managing more than one browser in your enterprise even easier. Starting in Chrome 74 you can automatically deploy Legacy Browser Support, without the need to download an extension or set policies in the Chrome Group Policy Template.
Expanding access and simplifying Active Directory Integration
With the release of Chrome 74, we have expanded access to native Microsoft Active Directory integration by making it available to existing Chrome customers and making it easy to switch management modes based on what is most appropriate for your organization at any given time. Administrators can now configure whether or not their Chrome devices are managed by Active Directory or cloud management, without the need to setup a separate domain or worry about which type of Chrome Enterprise license was purchased. For more visit our full blog post.