Google has added two new Chrome for Business
features that make it easier to use Chrome at work.
The company is launching 'Legacy Browser Support' for companies that want to use Chrome but rely on custom web applications built for older browsers. When companies use browsers that are two or more versions old, employees and developers are unable to benefit from the web innovations of the past years. With 'Legacy Browser Support,' employees on Chrome are automatically switched to a legacy browser when they begin using an older app. IT managers 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.
Google is also introducing cloud-based management of Chrome for Google Apps for its Business and Education customers. Now, whether employees are working from the company's desktop or their personal laptop, they will be able to access default applications, custom themes, or a curated app web store when they sign-in to Chrome with their work account. With cloud-based management, IT administrators can customize more than 100 Chrome policies and preferences for their employees from the Google Admin panel.