Join the Microsoft Edge Insider program to be among the first to try the preview build of Microsoft Edge browser in early 2019.
In case you missed it, Microsoft announced big plans for it’s Edge browser earlier this month.
Microsoft is one of the world’s largest supporters of open source software (OSS) projects, and now plans to adopt the Chromium OSS for Microsoft Edge on desktop.
With this move, Microsoft intends to become a significant contributor to the Chromium project. This will allow them to make all chromium-based browsers better on PCs and other devices.
What does this mean for Microsoft Edge?
Microsoft states that “we will adopt the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility for our customers, and less fragmentation of the web for all web developers.”
“Ultimately, we want to make the web experience better for many different audiences.”
Microsoft explains that Microsoft Edge users will experience improved compatibility with web sites. You’ll continue to get the best-possible battery life and hardware integration on Windows devices. Microsoft also explains the benefits for web developers and corporate IT as a result of the move to Chromium OSS.
How do I get early access?
If you’re keen to get your hands on the new chromium-based browser, look no further.
Microsoft promotes the insider program as a chance for you to have your say and shape the development of the new browser.
“Calling all developers and tinkerers: your voices will help us shape the next version of Microsoft Edge. Sign up to be the first to know when preview builds are available.” say Microsoft. “This project is an exciting next step and we’re eager to learn from you.”
A preview build is expected to be released by Microsoft in early 2019.
So, what are you waiting for? Sign up now and you’ll be the first to receive news, updates and access to preview builds.
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