At Build 2019, Microsoft today announced a number of new features Microsoft Edge based on Chromium will receive in the near future. The set includes Internet Explorer mode for backward compatibility, new privacy options, and a brand new Collections feature.
Internet Explorer mode
Internet Explorer mode brings full IE11 compatibility to Microsoft Edge for internal sites of enterprise customers, without compromising the modern web experience on the public internet. Internet Explorer mode provides a seamless experience for those who need to access legacy sites. Instead of opening a separate window in Internet Explorer, customers will be able to view and access those legacy sites directly in the next version of Microsoft Edge.
The privacy dashboard allows users to choose from clearly labelled preset levels of information sharing. This will automatically configure the browser to protect users, with options to configure exposure to third-party tracking and the impact to site compatibility.
Information on the web is often overwhelming, causing you to lose track of where you are, with a multitude of open tabs and windows becoming chaotic so your productivity is reduced. The Collections feature is designed to tackle this challenge, using cloud-powered intelligence and an intuitive interface to help you collect, organize, and share content as you travel across the web. Intelligent export to apps like Word and Excel preserves the logical structure of your content, so you can turn a loose collection of paragraphs into a handout with citations, or turn a shopping list into a spreadsheet sortable by price.
These features are not yet a part of Microsoft Edge preview builds. They will become available to Insiders soon.