Microsoft Edge Version 101 is Now Available

Posted on April 29, 2022 by Laurent Giret in Cloud, Microsoft Edge, Web browsers with 1 Comment

Microsoft Edge 101 has started rolling out to the Stable channel on Windows, macOS, and Linux yesterday. This is a minor update with only one new feature related to Progressive Web Apps (PWAs), and it follow the release of Google Chrome 101 earlier this week.

According to the release notes, Microsoft Edge 101 brings a new Apps icon that can be added to Edge’s toolbar to access any installed Progressive Web Apps (PWAs). We’re not seeing this new Apps icon yet, so it’s possible that it’s rolling out gradually.

This latest update also introduces a new policy to allow extensions from other stores by default in the web browser, and there’s also another policy for setting a default profile to use when opening Edge. The Enterprise Site List Manager has also been updated to let users configure shared cookies between Edge and Internet Explorer on an enterprise site list.

If Microsoft Edge 101 is a pretty boring update overall, we reported yesterday that Microsoft has started testing a built-in VPN with Edge insiders. Powered by Cloudflare, the new feature seems to be only available for select Insiders on the Dev channel, and we haven’t been able to try it yet.

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One response to “Microsoft Edge Version 101 is Now Available”

  1. ghostrider

    Edge market share Apr 2021: 3.5% Apr 2022: 4% (according to Statcounter). At that rate, they should overtake Chrome in about 70 years!

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