Microsoft is teaming up with BrowserStack to bring free Microsoft Edge testing to web developers. With BrowserStack, developers who don’t have access to Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 can essentially test their web pages and applications on the browser. Microsoft’s partnership with BrowserStack will let developers use this service for free, which is really useful.
In addition to this, Microsoft’s partnership with BrowserStack will also allow web developers to use its automated testing service. This feature will basically allow you to run up to 10 Microsoft Edge test sessions that you can integrate into your local test runners.
Microsoft and BrowserStack are currently letting developers test EdgeHTML 14 and 13 which are the latest versions of Microsoft Edge’s rendering engine. Once Microsoft releases the Windows 10 Creators Update, web developers will also be able to try out EdgeHTML 15 for free. In addition to this, BrowserStack will also be allow developers to test Edge’s latest preview (from the Windows Insider program) in the near-future.
In terms of the performance of BrowserStack, you obviously won’t get a native experience as BrowserStack essentially streams a cloud-based instance of Microsoft Edge over WebRTC. Despite this, BrowserStack is a really useful tool and offers some good features for web developers hwo have to test a lot of websites and don’t have access to a Windows 10 machine.
If you are interested in trying it out, make sure to give BrowserStack a try here.