Do not force push bing as the default search engine
Do not force push bing as the default search engine. This is what mal-ware does, not what you expect from your office suite.
Thank you for your feedback on Roadmap ID 59917. Based on customer feedback we’re making some changes to how this feature will roll out
For more information see this article: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/office-365-blog/update-to-microsoft-search-in-bing-through-office-365-proplus/ba-p/1161030
Mandatory changes in the business around browser config and search engine choice rarely end well for the IT department.
Forcing that change to personal computers seems a step too far.
I think this is going to be a big PR fail for Microsoft and that's a shame given the excellent features of 365.
I have no problem with this search should be universal and the only way to do this is to use the same engine inside and outside the company.
I've been in IT a while and truly thought this was a joke. Thought everyone was in on the joke ... Really, what are you doing? Changing another programs defaults as a result of a patch? Don't lie to yourself and say it's just a plug-in. You are changing Chromes search provider with an Office patch. You almost had me, almost thought maybe MS has changed. Nope!
Class action anyone ?
How do you even opt out for home user PCs with Office proplus who's devices are not even managed by the company.
This should be an opt in preference, not opt out!
Lee Pai commented
You perhaps are lack the understanding of these action ! Consider your option and consequences...
Tim Wolf commented
not cool. Search engines preferences should be left up to the end user.
Dumb move Microsoft!
David Lee commented
We are going to block Bing using our web filter. Can't take any chances this time
"Microsoft announced today that, beginning in February 2020, Office365 Pro Plus installs and updates will include a Chrome extension that forcibly changes the default search engine to Microsoft's own search engine, Bing."
Stupid idea that will backfire. A lot.
Thanks for causing the MSPs who sell your products a lot of frustration. We will now have to apologize to our/your customers on your behalf and spend countless hours undoing the malware you forced upon them. Do you have any idea how much money this move is going to cost us? How can you expect us to keep recommending your products when you take part in such unethical practices.
Stop trying to make Bing happen!
MS changing user settings without prior permission, especially in non-MS applications, is invasive and uncalled for. If its not antitrust, it should be a crime.
This is Me commented
I will report this every-time as PUP (potentially unwanted program)
You should never change and end-user his search engine. And definitely not with something like bing. And never ever within Chrome (or possible future Firefox).
Never ever do anything like that. Its a sin to do that.
Or make sure an Admin can disable this from the admin panel. Basic needs.
You search with Bing, you find with Google.
Matt Miller commented
Don't force push Bing as the default search engine. Many people are *very* particular about their browser and search engines. If they want to use Bing as the default, every browser I know of has a way to do that in the settings. There is no need to force people to use it.
Danielle Dell commented
Way to prove the haters right Microsoft
Robert Johnson commented
This is why I dropped Github the moment MS bought it.
I just cancelled my personal $100 a year Office 365 subscription. I'll use anything else but this.
And this is the last time I buy MS hardware.
John Gustin commented
Please stop this nonsense.
Most definitely Do Not Shove it down our throats!!!!! Grrrr!!!!