Microsoft has announced that it was planning to push the new Chromium-based Edge browser to Windows 10 users. The update will be coming through the Windows Update service. The company document says “This update will be downloaded and installed automatically from Windows Update.”
These documents bring forward the previous updates that were required for the Edge auto-download, the versions of Windows affected by the Edge and also to those data which were supposed to migrate from the old Edge to the new.
During this pandemic, both chrome and edge skipped the version 82 and get upgraded to version 83 directly. Edge 83 is the new version offered after the version from May 21. In the document published by Microsoft, they have mentioned that there will be no auto-download-and-install Edge to PCs running Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Education, or Windows 10 Workstation Pro, Windows 10 Home, or Windows 10 Pro which have been excluded using Edge’s Blocker Toolkit.
Meanwhile, Microsoft has also announced it has halted the development of the legacy version of Edge as of the recently-released Windows 10 May 2020 Update. Since January, Microsoft has been clear that the Chromium-based Edge would replace the original, so the development deprecation should not come as a surprise. The act should also be taken as the clue as Microsoft is likely to go long after Chromium-Edge when it has reached feature parity with the original- Microsoft Edge.