The new Microsoft Edge is now available to download on all supported versions of Windows and macOS in more than 90 languages.
A little over a year ago, Microsoft announced their intention to rebuild Microsoft Edge on the Chromium open source project with the goals of delivering better compatibility for everyone, less fragmentation for web developers, and a partnership with the Chromium community to improve the Chromium engine itself. At Ignite, the company unveiled a new vision for the web and search, a colorful new icon, and how Microsoft Edge + Bing are the browser and search engine for business.
The new Microsoft Edge provides performance with more privacy -- like tracking prevention, which is on by default, and provides three levels of control while you browse.
Another new feature in Microsoft Edge allows you to customize your online experience. You can choose a new tab page layout or design, and select the types of news you want.
Other new capabilities for Microsoft Edge include AAD support, Internet Explorer mode, 4K streaming, Dolby audio, inking in PDF, Microsoft Search in Bing integration, support for Chrome-based extensions, and more.
If you’re a business or education IT administrator looking to deploy widely in your organization or school, you can download offline packages and policies.
And for Microsoft 365 customers, using Microsoft Search to find files, people, office floor plans and more on your organization’s intranet is as easy as typing in the Microsoft Edge address bar.
To get the new Microsoft Edge you have two choices: you can either manually download it today, or if you are a general consumer user, you can wait for it to be automatically released to your device via Windows Update. When you do make the switch, your favorites, passwords, form fill information and basic settings will carry over to the new Microsoft Edge without you having to do anything.
If you’re an IT administrator, you will need to download an offline deployment package to pilot within your corporate environment—the new Microsoft Edge will not automatically deploy for commercial customers. Additionally, none of the Microsoft Edge preview channels will update to the new Microsoft Edge, as they can be used side-by-side for testing and validation.
In addition to simplifying deployment with tools like Intune and Configuration Manager, Microsoft wants to help your organization transition to the new Microsoft Edge. At Ignite the company announced FastTrack and App Assure support for Microsoft Edge. FastTrack will help you deploy Microsoft Edge to your organization at no extra charge if you are a customer with an eligible subscription to Microsoft 365, Azure, or Dynamics 365. And if your sites are compatible on Internet Explorer 8 and above, Google Chrome, or legacy Microsoft Edge, then they’ll work on the new Microsoft Edge. If not, contact App Assure and Microsoft will help you fix it.
You can download the new Microsoft Edge today at microsoft.com/edge.