Friday, May 5, 2017

In private browsing

I work across many different Office 365 (and Azure) tenants every day. Many times I need to be inside multiple tenants at the same time. How can I do that effectively? I use ‘private’ browsing modes inside each browser to keep login details isolated.

You can think of ‘private’ browsing as an isolated instance of surfing the web. When you start ‘private’ browsing you start with a ‘clean’ environment (no credentials, logins, etc) are remembered. When you close down the sessions everything is forgotten.

Here’s how you start ‘private’ browsing sessions across the major browsers.

Microsoft Edge

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Right mouse click on the Microsoft Edge browser icon and select New InPrivate window from the menu that appears.

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If you are already using Microsoft Edge, select the three dots in the upper right to display the above menu. Select the New InPrivate window option.

Google Chrome

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Right mouse click on the Google Chrome browser icon and select New incognito window from the menu that appears.

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If you are already using Google Chrome, select the three dots in the top right to display the menu shown above. From this menu select New incognito window.

Internet Explorer

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Right mouse click on the Internet Explorer browser icon and select Start InPrivate browsing from the menu that appears.

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if you are already using Internet Explorer, select the Cog icon in the top right, then from the menu that appears select Safety. From the fly out menu that then appears, select InPrivate Browsing.

Firefox

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Right mouse click on the Firefox browser icon and select New private window from the menu that appears.

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If you are already using Firefox, select the three lines in the top right to display the menu shown. From the menu that appears, select New Private Window.

Thus, between these four major browsers and their ‘private’ browsing modes, I can work with eight different tenants all at once. Barely enough, I’m telling you. Barely enough.