For a while now some Windows Insiders have had issues being able to access and connect to Google sites and services using Edge on the Fast Ring (Creator Update) builds.
While reports of the bug have been circulating since November, Microsoft first acknowledged it’s presence in the last Insider build release – stating:
Some Windows Insiders may have had trouble connecting to certain Google sites due to an implementation of a new security model being rolled out to further enhance user security. The team is working on a resolution. In the meantime, users can access these sites from an InPrivate tab.
Microsoft has fixed the issues in today’s Insider build, noting in the release notes that “Windows Insiders should no longer have trouble connecting to certain Google sites due to an implementation of a new security model being rolled out to further enhance user security.”.
While it is clear that Google’s services work much better with Google’s own Chrome browser on Windows (and that some Windows Insiders might bear a grudge against Google for their treatment of Windows phones), some users may still prefer to pair Edge’s power saving feature with Google’s very useful suite of services –and Windows is all about having that choice.