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On the beta-channels for Microsoft Edge, it is now possible to log in with Azure AD accounts. Microsoft announced this in a blog post. The feature is a response to feedback that the company received from beta users.

In the blog post, Microsoft states that many users of Microsoft Edge’s beta indicated that they wanted to log in with work or school accounts. Microsoft has taken note of this, so logging in and synchronizing with Azure AD’s work and school accounts is now possible. This means that settings will synchronize between all devices used by a particular account. Users will also need to log in less often, by using Single Sign-On (SSO).

The update means that personalized settings are the same on different devices. Think of favourites, preferences, passwords and data to automatically fill in forms. In the future, this will also apply to personal information such as browsing history, installed extensions and opened tabs. The user can decide which of these data will be synchronized. Furthermore, all websites that support SSO will automatically take over the credentials of users. This way you don’t have to log in manually each time you visit a different website.

Open source

ITProToday announces that in 2020 the beta channel will be succeeded by a stable channel, on which a stable version of the new Edge browser can be used. The final version will then be available for Windows 7 to 10 and macOS. The new version of Edge is based on Chromium, the open source project with the source code for Google Chrome. By developing Edge with Chromium, Microsoft not only wants to develop a better browser, but also to contribute to a better development of other browsers. According to ITProToday, the development of the new version is mainly aimed at business users. Secondarily, the new Edge is intended to offer consumers an alternative browser to browsers such as Google Chrome.

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