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Microsoft today revealed that Canary and Dev builds of Microsoft Edge browser have been downloaded more than one million times across Windows and Mac. Following the release of Canary and Dev builds, Microsoft today announced the first Edge Beta release for Windows and macOS users. Beta is the final preview channel before the final launch of new Edge browser. Microsoft will release major version updates for beta channel roughly every six weeks. Microsoft will also release periodic minor updates for bug fixes and security. Microsoft also announced that following features are available on Edge beta release.
- Microsoft Search built-in to Bing, which will reduce the time spent looking for things at work by intelligently connecting an organization’s people, documents, sites, locations and conversations.
- Internet Explorer mode, which streamlines today’s not-so-great experience of viewing the web through two different browsers by bringing Internet Explorer 11 compatibility directly into Microsoft Edge, creating one simple experience. This is an important feature for the more than 60% of worldwide organizations that use both IE as well as another browser.
- Windows Defender Application Guard helps to isolate enterprise-defined untrusted sites, protecting the company while employees browse the Internet.
You can download the Edge beta for Windows and macOS here.