Microsoft is trying to force change Chrome default search to Bing via Office 365 installer

A special installer of Office 365 that will be able to use Microsoft's Office products collectively will force the search engine to switch to Microsoft's Bing if the web browser used by users is Chrome, overseas media Reports.

Microsoft Search in Bing and Office 365 ProPlus | Microsoft Docs

Microsoft to forcibly install Bing search extension in Chrome for Office 365 ProPlus users | ZDNet

Microsoft to force Chrome default search to Bing using Office 365 installer-The Verge

Microsoft will add an extension `` Microsoft Search in Bing quick access '' to switch the default search engine of Chrome to Bing from February 2020 to the dedicated installer of ` ` Office 365 ProPlus '' which is Office 365 for enterprises Announced.

Microsoft explains the reason for forcing Chrome to change its search engine to Bing: 'To enable the Microsoft Search feature in Chrome.' According to Microsoft, by making Bing the default search engine, corporate users using Chrome will be able to use the Microsoft Search function, such as enabling direct access to work information from the browser address bar. . If Bing is already set as Chrome's default search engine, the extension Microsoft Search in Bing quick access will not be installed.

Microsoft Search in Bing quick access-Chrome Web Store

Technology media ZDNet noted that corporate IT managers may not be very happy with Microsoft's changes. There are also posts on Reddit , an overseas bulletin board site, such as 'Most IT administrators want to be offered an option to change the search engine to Bing.'

Thankfully, IT administrators can use the Office Deployment Tool or Group Policy to block the installation of this extension altogether. Each user can also remove extensions after installation.

Microsoft Search in Bing quick access is added to users in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India and other regions. The installer will be distributed based on the IP address, and the distribution area will be expanded in the future.

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