Earlier this year, Microsoft shipped the first canary builds of its new Edge browser that is based on Google’s Chromium rendering engine. And with each passing week, the browser has added new features which means it is now ready for a wider audience to test out the new application.
With more than a million downloads to date, Edge is officially entering ‘beta’ with a new release channel that should be stable enough for just about everyone to use. I have personally been running the Dev channel release since it was announced and have experienced very few issues; I expect the Beta channel to be near flawless.
For corporate customers, Microsoft is hoping that with this release, you will begin the process of migrating from either the old Edge or Chrome, to the new Edge. Here are a few of the features that they hope will be enough of a carrot to leave your old browser behind:
As for general availability, Microsoft isn’t saying on when the bits will start shipping as part of Windows 10. But the company expects that next year the browser will be complete which means that it may start showing up with Windows as part of the 20H1 release.
If you want to start using the browser today, you can find the download, here.