Deprecated Microsoft to discontinue Application Guard app and browser extensions in May 2024

silversurfer

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In late 2023, Microsoft deprecated Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office, and one month later, the same thing happened to Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Edge. Now, the company has updated the official list of deprecated Windows features with new details about MDAG deprecation and related apps and browser extensions.

Although the feature is called Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Edge, it offers browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox. The idea is to track untrusted websites and redirect them from your current browser to an isolated Microsoft Edge window so you can browse with fewer security risks.

Because Application Guard is deprecated there will not be a migration to Edge Manifest V3. The corresponding extensions and associated Windows Store app will not be available after May 2024. This affects the following browsers:
  • Application Guard Extension - Chrome.
  • Application Guard Extension - Firefox.
If you want to block unprotected browsers until you are ready to retire MDAG usage in your enterprise, we recommend using AppLocker policies or Microsoft Edge management service. For more information, see Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Defender Application Guard.
 

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Yes, it's true that Microsoft plans to discontinue Application Guard along with its associated apps and browser extensions in May 2024. For those who rely on it, Microsoft suggests using AppLocker policies or the Microsoft Edge management service as alternatives. The deprecation affects both Chrome and Firefox extensions.
 

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Windows sandbox will probably be next in line with the list of depreciating. They tend to apply these "features" halfway baked and do not continue to add functionality that entices users that are even aware of them, to use them.
That sounds like a company we are all to familiar with C.O.M.O.D.O...... But hey they got a working sandbox at least.
 

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Windows sandbox will probably be next in line with the list of depreciating. They tend to apply these "features" halfway baked and do not continue to add functionality that entices users that are even aware of them, to use them.
Oh man, that's bad. If they depreciating Windows sandbox, then it's not really worth to get Windows pro just for Windows sandbox and HypervisorV....
Or should I ask is it worth to get Windows pro just for HypervisorV for virtual machine?
 

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