Microsoft officials have mentioned at Build 2020 that the company hasn’t started automatically rolling out its new Chromium-based Edge browser to mainstream Windows users. Point to be noted that the tech-giant will be upgrading automatically all Windows 10 customers to the new Edge during a couple of weeks in a proper way. Microsoft made the first release of the Stable channel (Edge 79) available to users during the month of January. Microsoft officials earlier said they were looking to start rolling out the new Edge via Windows Update starting 6 to 8 weeks from that date. So, Microsoft regularly started updating its Stable, Beta, and Dev channels with more features and fixes.
The officials pointed out that Microsoft has now decided to add a new option to Chromium-based Edge called ‘Sidebar Search’. Users will be able to see results in a pane on the side of the page by highlighting a word or phrase and right-clicking to select Search in Sidebar. It is supposed to be a substitute to search using a new tab. The company results will also be visible during working sidebar search and for users who are signed in with Azure Active Directory. Microsoft is also adding a new Bing WORK results page to Bing results pages for all Microsoft 365 users.
It is noteworthy that the WORK results come from Microsoft Search, the company’s unified search capability, and the Microsoft Graph API. The WORK page is located just below the main search bar next to ALL. The officials said the WORK page will offer work-specific results related to a user’s query from across Microsoft 365 content. The results will include files, people, and internal web sites, Power BI dashboards, and reports. The Edge team is also adding new capabilities to the Collections feature in the browser. Integration with Pinterest will enable users to export their collections to Pinterest. Collections will also be getting the ability to send saved Collections to OneNote. The officials have confirmed that both the Pinterest and Send to OneNote capabilities will come to Insiders within a week.