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Microsoft Edge 104 stable brings more apps to the sidebar, adds new policies

Microsoft has released Edge 104.0.1293.63 to the stable channel of the app. It adds several new icons to the sidebar so more apps will be accessible with one click. Also, there are a few new policies and fixed vulnerabilities.

Microsoft Edge 104.0.1293.63 Stable

These are the key changes in the new version of Microsoft Edge.

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What's new in Microsoft Edge 104 stable

  • Microsoft Edge sidebar. The Microsoft Edge sidebar lets users access Microsoft Edge features side-by-side with their browsing window. Available features include:
  • Administrators can control the availability of the Microsoft Edge sidebar by using the HubsSidebarEnabled policy. Note: This is a controlled feature rollout.
  • Search in the Microsoft Edge sidebar. Easily access an updated sidebar search via Microsoft Edge sidebar, including easy access to Microsoft Search in Bing for organizations. Note: This is a controlled feature rollout.
  • Gaming for the Microsoft Edge sidebar. Play popular casual games for free. Administrators can control the availability of the Games menu in the Microsoft Edge sidebar by using the AllowGamesMenu policy. Note: This is a controlled feature rollout.
  • Discover in the Microsoft Edge sidebar. Discover content relevant to the page you’re browsing including summaries, source information, and more. Note: This is a controlled feature rollout.
  • Get your favorite tools in the Microsoft Edge sidebar. Easily access commonly used tools while you browse the web, including Calculator, Internet speed test, and Unit converter. Note: This is a controlled feature rollout.
  • Outlook in the Microsoft Edge sidebar. Quickly and easily access Outlook Mail and Calendar. Administrators can control the Outlook menu in the Microsoft Edge sidebar by using the OutlookHubMenuEnabled policy. Note: This is a controlled feature rollout.
  • Office in the Microsoft Edge sidebar. Quickly and easily access Microsoft Office documents and apps. Administrators can control the Microsoft Office menu in the Microsoft Edge sidebar by using the MicrosoftOfficeMenuEnabled policy. Note: This is a controlled feature rollout.

So, all the new features are under controlled roll-out. This means that even after upgrading to the latest Edge version you may not see some or all of them.

New policies

  • AllowedDomainsForApps - Define domains allowed to access Google Workspace
  • AskBeforeCloseEnabled - Get user confirmation before closing a browser window with multiple tabs
  • BrowserCodeIntegritySetting - Configure browser process code integrity guard setting
  • DoubleClickCloseTabEnabled - Double Click feature in Microsoft Edge enabled (only available in China)
  • ImportOnEachLaunch - Allow import of data from other browsers on each Microsoft Edge launch
  • QuickSearchShowMiniMenu - Enables Microsoft Edge mini menu
  • PasswordManagerRestrictLengthEnabled - Restrict the length of passwords that can be saved in the Password Manager
  • PDFXFAEnabled - XFA support in native PDF reader enabled
  • TextPredictionEnabled - Text prediction enabled by default.

Finally, this browser release has a fix for CVE-2022-2856, which has been reported by the Chromium team as having an exploit in the wild.

The official announcement is here.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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