In October 2018, Microsoft announced the redevelopment of the Edge browser; the first public preview of Chromium will go live in April 2019; and the official version will be officially available in January 2020. Windows 7/8/8.1/10 and macOS users need to manually download the installation if you want to experience the new Version of Edge. Starting this month, however, Microsoft will begin pushing for updates through Windows Update.
Microsoft has previously announced that it will make more people use the new Edge browser through Windows Update. At the beginning of the rollout, it doesn’t involve devices running Windows 10 Education and Enterprise, and starting today, these commercial devices will also receive new browser updates through Windows Update.
However, this change will not apply to businesses that manage updates through Windows Update for Business (WUfB) or Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). Interestingly, educational equipment will be the first to be replaced with a new version of Edge to “adapt to back-to-school time.”
The company said it would provide a detailed timeline of when enterprise users would start seeing updates to replace the classic Edge with Chromium-based Edge. However, it assures users that this change does not affect any pre-set preferences, such as the default browser.