Support for web browsers

The cloud desktop is powered by many servers, and when you login most of your files and settings will follow you onto whatever server you are logging into. One notable exception however can be the your web browser. An easy way around this is to use Google Chromes, Microsoft Edge & Firefox's own sync service, which allows all bookmarks, settings and other items to follow you wherever you are working (even on your mobile phone).

This is also helpful when you work from multiple devices (such as mobile, computers & laptops) - to keep all your bookmarks in sync.

Microsoft Edge - Sync favorites

When you sign in to Microsoft Edge and turn on sync, you can easily browse the web from any of your devices, keep your favorites organized, and always pick up right where you left off. 

Sign in

  1. Sign in to Microsoft Edge on your computer and sync your account
  2. Select the profile image  in the browser taskbar. 
  3. Select Manage profile settings > Sync > Turn on sync. If you see an option to sign in, continue to the next step. Note: If you see Manage profile settings, you're already signed in.
  4. Select Sign in and choose an account or enter your account details. Select Continue.
  5. Select Sync when you're asked if you want to sync your account. This syncs your favorites, passwords, and other browsing data across the devices you use with this account. Note: If you choose to sync favorites, any tabs you previously set aside will also be synced.
  6. To switch to another account, click on your profile image, then add or select another profile.

Sync your account

  1. Sync your account on your mobile device
  2. Download the Microsoft Edge app for iOS and Android. We'll send a download link to your phone if you enter your phone number.
  3. Select an account and sign in, following the prompts.
  4. After the app is installed, select Settings and more  and then select your profile image.
  5. Under Sync settings, tap Sync and then toggle Sync to the on position. 

Microsoft Edge - New Tab Page (365 Integrated)

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The Microsoft Edge Browser can be tightly integrated into Microsoft 365. By changing the default new tab to Microsoft 365 you are able to see:

  • Microsoft Search in Bing: Search bar for the web and the intranet; find people, documents, and internal sites, just by searching.
  • Dynamic Site Tiles: Below the search bar you’ll find a set of tiles populated with your most commonly used websites or important internal sites configured by a company admin.
  • Recommended Content: Easy access to recently shared or often accessed files that are most important to you and your team.
  • Recent files & sites: Immediately below Recommended documents are lists of recent Office files (on the left) and frequently used SharePoint sites (on the right).
  • Content and Layout Selection: An easy toggle allows navigation between content feeds (‘Office 365’ and ‘Microsoft News’)

To enable the Enterprise New Tab feature:

In the upper right is a quick way for you to switch back to the Microsoft News content & layout choices, and coming soon, the ability to choose various layouts that best suit your flow.

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Google Chrome - Sync favorites

When you sign in to Google Chrome and turn on sync, you can easily browse the web from any of your devices, keep your favorites organized.

Sign in and turn on sync

To turn on sync, you'll need a Google Account.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click People.
  3. Click Sign in.
  4. Sign in with your Google Account.
  5. Click Ok, Got It to turn sync on.

Turn on sync

If you’re already signed in to Chrome, turn on sync:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click People.
  3. Click Sync as [Name] (If you have another account, can can click Sync to another account).
  4. Click Ok, Got it.

Turn off sync

If you turn off sync, you can still see your bookmarks, history, passwords, and other settings. But if you make any changes, they won't be saved to your Google Account and synced to your other devices.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More à Settings.
  3. At the top, under "People," click Turn off.
  4. Click Continue.

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