After more than a year of public testing, Microsoft is now beginning to roll out the latest version of Microsoft Edge, the company’s new web browser, to users of the last four feature updates of Windows 10.
After more than a year of development and testing, Microsoft has publicly released the first stable build of their new version of Microsoft Edge based on the chromium open source engine. You will find links and other details here including a very cool wallpaper download celebrating the launch.
Microsoft continues the development of their updated Edge web browser that is based on Chromium. Edge Insiders have access to three development channels depending on the level of risk they are willing to take on during testing of the new browser. Available since April, the new browser is quickly adopting a strong feature set so we catch up on some of those key enhancements.
This week Microsoft expanded their preview program for the new Microsoft Edge browser based on Chromium with the addition of the Beta Preview Channel. In addition to the Developer and Canary channels, this finalizes all three preview channels for the company’s new browser on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, and macOS.
After announcing the move to Chromium as the rendering engine for their Edge browser, Microsoft has now made both developer and canary builds of the updated browser for Edge Insiders. This is a very early stage and so many features users enjoy from the original Edge are not in this release but the team is working on several areas to implement some of those capabilities in the new browser.