Sunday April 30, 2017

Microsoft Will Separate Edge Browser Updates from Windows 10 with Redstone 3

This didn’t really hit me until now, but the way you update the Edge browser is pretty clunky compared to Chrome and Firefox: it relies on Windows Update to patch itself rather than merely letting users update within the program itself. It is doubly weird because the IE successor was obviously built to combat Google and Mozilla’s browsers, yet they didn’t seem to put any thought into developing a process for the kind of rapid updates that the competition regularly receives. It seems MS has finally realized their mistake.

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آ…there's still one big problem with Windows 10 going head-to-head with Chrome OS. Chrome is updated frequently and seamlessly by Google; however, Microsoft's Edge browser is only updated - aside from security updates - in new feature builds of Windows 10, which only happens twice per year. But according to internal sources, that's all going to change in September, when the next feature update to Windows 10, codenamed Redstone 3, is released. Users will finally be able to get updates to the Edge browser via the Windows Store, which will allow Microsoft to add new features more frequently.