Microsoft released a new stable version of the company's Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser yesterday evening. The release is already available and should be picked up automatically on most systems. Users may download the new version from the official download site as well to install it manually.
Tip: load edge://settings/help using the browser's address bar to display the current version and run an update check.
Microsoft announced on March 31, 2020 that it would skip the release of version 82 as well (Google announced that it would do so some time ago). Edge 81 will therefore be upgraded to Edge 83 eventually.
The changelog highlights many new and improved features. You can check it out on Microsoft's Docs website if you want to read it in its entirety.
Here are the highlights:
Microsoft added eleven new policies in this release. Administrators need to download the updated Administrative Templates.
The policy OmniboxMSBProviderEnabled has been renamed to AddressBarMicrosoftSearchInBingProviderEnabled.
The two policies are still available but deprecated: WebComponentsV0Enabled and WebDriverOverridesIncompatiblePolicies.
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