Starting January 15, 2020, Microsoft will automatically provide Windows 10 users with their new Chromium-based Edge browser through Windows Update. Last month, the first RC version of the new Edge was released, and Microsoft said the official version would be fully available from January 15 next year, while also saying that the new Edge would be tied to Windows 10 after its official launch.
Specifically, the Chromeum-based version of Edge will not be associated with the release of the Windows operating system, and Microsoft will automatically provide a new Edge through Windows Update for all PCs that are already running Windows 10 1709 or later.
“The next version of Microsoft Edge has more frequent and flexible updates,” microsoft documentation reads. Because the browser version is not bound to a major version of Windows, changes will be made to the operating system to ensure that the next version of Microsoft Edge is seamlessly appropriate for Windows. As a result, feature updates are released over a period of approximately 6 weeks. Security and compatibility updates will be available as needed. “
Ghacks also reported that Microsoft also provided a new tool, Blocker Toolkit, for companies that want to block the automatic deployment of new Edge, which prevents Edge from being automatically updated through Windows Update, and that administrators can install Edge manually.