Google launches the Chrome Enterprise Bundle for IT admins

Google is making it easier for IT admins to deploy and manage its Chrome browser in their businesses. The new Chrome Enterprise Bundlegives admins a single installer forthe Chrome browser, the Chrome Legacy Browser Support extension for running the occasional ActiveX widget and a number of administrative policy templates.

With the launch of Chrome 58, Googles browser now also offers official support for Citrixs XenApp virtualization platform and Windows Server with Terminal services. Chrome 58 also offers support for GPU acceleration in Citrix environments, as well as roaming profiles and Windows Server auto-detection. The company plans to add additional tools to the bundle over time.

With this update, itll becomeeasier for IT admins to deploy Chrome in their organizations. In many organizations and especially large enterprises Chrome still isnt officially supported byIT. Instead, Internet Explorer (or Edge, if those organizations already updatedto Windows 10) remains the standard.

Google also today said that the number of enterprises that use Chrome doubled over the course of the last two years. Sadly, a company spokesperson declined to give us any real numbers, so for all we know, that number could still bereally low. The company was willing to share how it measures enterprise users,though: We account for enterprise users based on attributes of their computer configuration, such as if the machine is joined to an active directory domain and if Chrome is being managed via admin-configured and/or deployed policies.

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