Microsoft had previously confirmed that the final version of the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser will be released on January 15, 2020. The company has also said that after launch it will come pre-installed on the operating system. Now Microsoft has released some more details about the availability of its new browser.
The browser will no longer depend on new versions of Windows 10 to receive updates. Microsoft will offer the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge through Windows Update for all PCs running Windows 10 v1709 or later.
After release, new browser versions will be available every six weeks.
After release, new browser versions will be available every six weeks. Security updates and fixes will be made available to him as needed.
This is much better than with the current Microsoft Edge based on Universal Windows Platform (UWP), which only gets new versions that add more features and functionality when Microsoft releases a new version of Windows 10.
Once the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge is released, it will completely replace the current UWP version, with shortcuts, pinned websites, and start menu blocks updated to the new browser version.
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For companies, they can use the new Blocker Toolkit to prevent their browser from being offered through Windows Update. Administrators can learn more about this by consulting the available technical documentation. on here. The documentation page also includes the download link for the tool.
Another thing is that while the new browser supports the extensions currently available for Google Chrome, developers can now create extensions for the new Microsoft Edge which will be distributed by Microsoft in a dedicated area.
Users interested in testing the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge just before its January release can download their browser from the following link. https://www.microsoftedgeinsider.com/en-us/download.
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