According to the most recent Supported Platforms document for SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 SP8, last updated April 16, 2020, the platform supports the Microsoft Edge browser on the Windows 10 operating system.
But not only has Microsoft retooled it’s latest browser with Google Chromium innards, it has extended operating system support to Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and even macOS. This means that most editions of Windows Server can now use Microsoft Edge instead of the creaky, old Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.
Improving Microsoft Edge support in the on-premise BI platform would give customers two excellent browser choices that also support SAP Analytics Cloud. Because Edge uses the same Chromium open-source technology as Google Chrome, adding addition editions of Microsoft Edge to the supported platforms document is hopefully more dependent on SAP’s ability to test all of the new editions of Edge and not a need to make software changes to extend compatibility.
I hope we’ll see broad Microsoft Edge support when SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3 becomes available later this year. And as a bonus, I hope we’ll see improved Microsoft Edge support added to BI 4.2 SP8 via one of the patches to be released later this year.
Have you tried the new Microsoft Edge browser? Have you stopped using Microsoft Internet Explorer? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.