The new Microsoft Edge is ready for the Microsoft Edge. The Edge developers have introduced a new flag in the Edge Canary to enable the Microsoft Search in the browser.
For those not aware, Microsoft Search was announced at Ignite last year, and it’s not Bing replacement as you may have thought. Microsoft Search is available inside Office apps, Bing.com and Windows and is powered by Microsoft Graph and AI technology from Bing. In short, it’s available in the search bar available in all Microsoft apps and services.
The Microsoft Search, however, isn’t for consumers. If you are an enterprise, it will allow you to find documents and data from both inside and outside the enterprise without leaving the flow of work. And now that the Microsoft Search is coming to the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge, the Enterprise experience will be a lot smoother with the new Edge.
How to enable Microsoft Search in Microsoft Edge
- In Canary Edge version 18.104.22.168, visit edge://flags
- Search for Bing”, find “MSB Provider”
- Select “Enabled” and restart the browser
But before you start, make sure that you set Bing search as your default search engine.