Are you a Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscriber? If yes, you can now make use of Microsoft Edge enterprise sync services. Microsoft is making its Edge enterprise services available for Microsoft 365 Business Premium, previously known as Microsoft 365 Business.
Edge Enterprise Sync comes to Microsoft 365 Business Premium
Microsoft Edge Enterprise Sync services apply to Microsoft Edge 77 or later. It enables users to sync their favorites, passwords, and other browser data such as addresses and more (form-fill), collections, and settings across all their signed-in devices.
Microsoft uploads additional device connectivity and configuration data including device name, make, and model to be able to support sync functionality.
Customers who purchased Microsoft Business Premium subscription prior to April 30, 2020, can easily get sync working by signing out of Microsoft Edge and signing back in again. But first, ensure that you have your Edge profile with your Business Premium account active.
After you have signed out of your Edge and signed back in again with your Business Premium Account, the sync should be working as expected within a couple of minutes or so.
If you are a Business Premium subscriber since May, then no further action is required from you. In fact, the sync should already be working for you without having to sign out of Edge and sign back in.
In addition to Microsoft 365 Business Premium, Microsoft Edge sync for Azure Active Directory accounts is available for these subscriptions: Azure Active Directory Premium (P1 and P2), Office 365 E3 and above, Azure Information Protection (P1 and P2), and all EDU subscriptions.
Well, Microsoft Edge Enterprise Sync essentially depends on the protection service offered by Azure Information Protection (AIP), This way, Microsoft ensures the safety and privacy of users’ sync data.
Microsoft Edge enterprise sync services can be enabled by either of these two configurations: Azure Information Protection (AIP) and Azure AD Enterprise State Roaming (ESR). Sync won’t work if neither AIP nor ESR is enabled.
Considering the fact that new Edge is a cross-platform browser with an expanded scope for syncing user data across platforms and devices, it is no longer a part of Azure AD Enterprise State Roaming. However, the new Edge still aims to fulfill ESR’s data protection promises.