Microsoft details new features in Edge and web platform on Windows 10 build 14986

Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14986 for Insiders on the Fast ring just a few hours ago. The release contains several new features as well as improvements to Windows Hello facial recognition, updates to the taskbar, and more. Now, Microsoft has also detailed the changes made to its Edge browser and the web platform in the latest release.

Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14986 adds quite a lot of new features to Microsoft's Edge browser and the web platform. The company has added support for three extensions, namely "Ebates Cash Back", "Intel TrueKey" and "Read & Write". All these extensions can be downloaded from the Windows Store like a regular application.

In terms of the web platform, the company has added support for Brotli compressed data format and individual transform syntax for CSS transforms. It has also added partial support for CSS Custom Properties and updated MS-prefixed FIDO 2.0 implementation to align with the latest W3C Web Authentication specifications. DOM performance has been improved and preliminary implementation of the Payment Request DOM API and the IntersectionObserver API has been added. Async is now on by default and Core platform support for Fetch abstraction is now available.

Microsoft has also added a few developer features, including:

  • Console filter settings will persist for buttons and context menu.
  • Improved ES6 Modules debugging experience.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented attaching the F12 Developer Tools to Windows web apps.

You can learn more about the improvements to the web platform by visiting the source link below.

Source: Microsoft

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