Chrome For Business Gets Legacy Browser Support, Cloud-Based Management

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Google announced a couple of new Chrome for Business features including Legacy Browser Support and cloud-based management of Chrome for Google Apps for Business and Education customers.

With Legacy Browser Support, businesses that have custom web apps that were built for older browsers will be able to use them with Chrome.

"When companies use browsers that are two or more versions old, employees and developers are unable to benefit from the incredible web innovations of the past four, or even ten years," writes Chrome for Business & Education Senior Product Manager Cyrus Mistry. "Deploying a modern browser can help IT bolster security, reduce support costs, and improve browser speed and usability for employees."

"With Legacy Browser Support, employees on Chrome are automatically switched to a legacy browser when they begin using an older app," he explains. "IT managers simply define which sites should launch from Chrome into an alternate browser, and then set this Chrome policy for all employees. And while Chrome Frame helps developers build apps for older browsers, Legacy Browser Support lets IT admins of organizations embrace the modern web."

With the cloud-based management feature, employees will be able to access default apps, custom themes, and curated app web stores when they sign into Chrome with their work account, whether they're on their work computer or their personal computer.

Admins can customize over a hundred Chrome policies and preferences for employees.

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