Microsoft Releases Edge Version 100

Posted on April 2, 2022 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Chrome OS with 5 Comments

Two weeks after it landed in the Beta channel, Microsoft has released Edge version 100 to Stable, making it available to all users.

There are several new features, none major:

Lightweight PDF preview. When you open a PDF file from File Explorer or Microsoft Outlook, a lightweight new and Edge-based PDF preview will be used.

Three-digit version string. With the move to version 100, Edge (like other Chromium-based browsers) will present itself to websites and apps using a three-digit version number for the first time. Microsoft began testing Edge against this in early 2021, and while most things should work normally, it’s possible that the shift will trigger some issues. If so, you can the #force-major-version-to-minor flag in edge://flags to artificially change the version number to 99.

Improved Microsoft 365 compatibility. Trust Microsoft cloud storage services will now launch certain Microsoft 365 desktop applications automatically when you open files from SharePoint and OneDrive. Admins can use policies to manage this behavior.

Security improvements. Among other security improvements, Edge 100 offers more fine-grained protection against memory corruption vulnerabilities via hardware-enforced Stack Protection on Windows 8 and newer.

Support for digitally signed PDF files. Admins can configure to new PDFSecureMode policy that enables Edge to support digital signatures in PDF files without requiring an add-in.

Google has released Chrome version 100—and Chrome OS version 100—too, of course.

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Comments (5)

5 responses to “Microsoft Releases Edge Version 100”

  1. grbreiu

    And we still can't rearrange the extension icons beside the address bar.

  2. ikjadoon

    Where is this "lightweight PDF preview"? I just got the update to 100.0.1185.29 and it's the same as always: open a PDF from File Explorer -> a new tab with all the writing / drawing options.

    No lightweight preview here. Don't see anything in Edge's Settings, either.

    I'm on Windows 11 22000.556, FWIW, with Edge set as the default PDF app.

    • jheredia

      The light weight preview is in File Explorer and Outlook. They both use Edge now to generate their previews of PDF's. I agree, as usual, their communication isn't clear. I figured that out from the PowerToys release notes

  3. mclark2112

    I finally gave up on Edge and went back to Chrome. It kept wacking out my favorites randomly and I'd have to restore from an old file. It seems to be a syncing issue when using multiple devices (I have 6).

  4. hbko

    I'm really loving the recent Edge updates and it's very close to becoming my default browser. I recently discovered collections and they seem to work exactly like tab groups in Safari. I'm still a bit frustrated with the new tab page of Edge - one simply can't turn off all the cookies/ads/tracking stuff without "extraordinary measures". And of course there is performance - Edge just feels "large" when it opens or more tabs are open.