Not too long after its new logo was discovered, Microsoft announced the official release date of its Chromium-based Edge browser. The date is 15 January 2020, and the company is also rolling out new business-focused features to the browser.
These features include using the address bar to search for office locations, floor plans, or even co-workers. This will be made possible through combining intranet searches into Bing’s web search interface. The feature, known as Microsoft Search with Bing, will also be available on the browser’s mobile version. You’ll also be able to launch Office apps from Edge directly.
— Microsoft Edge (@MicrosoftEdge) November 5, 2019
The new Edge will also have a number of standard features that you’d come to expect from a browser. There are a few that are already available in the beta version, such as the ability to sync passwords, history, favourites, and settings across multiple platforms.
It looks like Microsoft is looking to get businesses to jump to its new Edge browser rather than the average consumer. At any rate, come 15 January 2020, it will be available on Windows 7 and up, macOS, Android and iOS.