Microsoft announced today that come June 15, 2022, the desktop application for Internet Explorer 11 will be retired. The firm is confident that the future of Windows 10 lies with Microsoft Edge.
On this week's episode, Rich and João talk about the highlights of the second half of Microsoft's Ignite event, the death of Edge Legacy and 3D apps in Windows 10, and new phones from BBK.
Microsoft's old Edge browser, currently referred to as Edge Legacy, is no longer supported starting today. It will be removed from Windows 10 beginning the second week of next month.
Microsoft's Edge Legacy browser is no longer going to be supported beginning in March, so beginning with the April Patch Tuesday update, it will be replaced with the newer Chromium-based version.
This week brought in some surprise gaming announcements from Microsoft, new cloud updates, and the usual pack of Patch Tuesday patches. Be sure to catch up on everything via our handy overview.
Microsoft has brought support for adding text comments for highlighted text in PDFs in the Canary and Dev builds of the Edge browser, bringing yet another feature from legacy Edge.
Microsoft has announced that the Chromium-based version of Edge is getting download options such as Open and Save As, working similarly to Edge Legacy. The change is live for Edge Insiders.
Microsoft has announced when it will stop releasing security updates to the legacy version of Edge. It also announced that browser-based Microsoft services will no longer support IE11.
Edge Canary now lets users enable tab previews with images that replace the tooltip in the browser tab. Google has been working on this for a year and the flags are already present in Chrome stable.
Microsoft has announced the rollout of its Chromium-based Edge to replace Edge Legacy via Windows Update is expanding to education and business devices. Education devices will be targeted first.
Today's Edge Canary update brings the sidebar search feature to the browser. The feature lets users search for context about any text in a webpage from right within a tab, similar to legacy Edge.
Microsoft has released this week's Edge Dev build, bringing the version number to 85.0.545.0. The only new feature is the ability to import data from the old Edge Legacy browser on demand.
Microsoft has provided a roadmap for the removal of legacy versions of the TLS protocol from its Edge and Internet Explorer browsers. The Chromium-based version of Edge will remove them in July.
Microsoft's Edge Beta app on Android is receiving an update to prepare for the release of Edge Chromium, allowing you to choose which version of Edge that you want to sync your data with.
Microsoft has published a support document that explains how you can run Edge Legacy and Edge Chromium side-by-side, just in case that anyone would ever want to do something like that.