Microsoft has launched a stable version of the Chromium-based Edge browser to all 151,000 employees. According to the official Microsoft IT Showcase blog post, 100,000 Microsoft employees were invited to provide feedback during the development phase of the new Edge browser to see if the new browser was ready to meet the needs of the enterprise’s customers.
Steve Rugh, the chief project manager for Microsoft Edge, says the new Chromium-based Edge has a lot of things that enterprise-level IT administrators like. “Rather than looking for ways to break the Web through another browser, we prefer to build and improve on top of the open source Chromium project,” the blog post reads. Now we’ve greatly improved the ease of use of our browser.
The new Edge browser is still Microsoft’s front door, and more people are welcome to walk in more easily. It has the best compatibility with extenders and websites, it provides powerful support for the latest rendering capabilities and modern Web applications, and powerful developer tools on all supported platforms. “
The new Microsoft Edge introduces a number of new features for enterprise users, including Application Guard and SmartScreen. Application Guard uses a separate container to open Microsoft Edge to prevent hackers from trying to access your Windows device and/or operating system, and SmartScreen helps protect Windows PCs from malware and phishing attacks.