SharePoint Online Open in Explorer with Microsoft Edge

With the next release of the SharePoint Online cmdlets, Microsoft will support allowing Microsoft Edge to open Document Libraries with Windows Explorer, similar to how IE has operated with SharePoint for eons (in the IT world, anyways!).

This will require two configuration points:

Update to the latest Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.PowerShell cmdlets, version 16.0.21610.12000. While they’re not yet on the PowerShell gallery as of this post, you can use the MSI download, instead. You’ll run the following PowerShell:

Connect-SPOService https://tenantName-admin.sharepoint.com
Set-SPOTenant -ViewInFileExplorerEnabled:$true

The tenant setting is false, by default.

The second step is to enable a policy in Microsoft Edge, version 93 at a minimum. This will require you to configure the policy on a per-SharePoint Online domain basis. You can read more about that configuration here.

Note that this feature has not yet rolled out to all tenants, yet. Your tenant may not support this feature as of this time, in which case you’ll see the below error.

Set-SPOTenant : The requested operation is part of an experimental feature that is not supported in the current
environment.

This is great news for Edge users and excellent to see so quickly after the deprecation of Internet Explorer for M365 services!

Trevor Seward is a Microsoft Office Apps and Services MVP who specializes in SharePoint Server administration, hybrid scenarios, and SharePoint Online. He has been working with SharePoint for 16 years from SharePoint 2003 on up, managing environments with terabytes of content for 150,000+ user organizations. Trevor is an author of Deploying SharePoint 2016 and Deploying SharePoint 2019. You can find him on Twitter and in /r/sharepoint.