The future of Microsoft Edge looks rosy after the software announced it had passed a landmark figure in terms of development.
The company has revealed its web browser has now seen a thousand builds pass through its Dev and Canary Insider channels.
Each of these builds represents new additions, upgrades or improvements to Microsoft Edge, hopefully making it a smart and more intuitive piece of software for users around the world.
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The news was revealed on the Microsoft Edge Dev Twitter account as part of the release of version 95.0.1000.0.
The new edition brings a couple of useful additions for users, including better ways for developers to track the performance of their extensions, and the ability to sign into Partner Center using a personal GitHub account.
Also included in the new build are the ability to sync custom IE mode site lists between devices, improved browser profile sign-in dialog, and a number of bug and error fixes. Users can download Microsoft Edge version 95.0.1000.0 now.
Recent figures showed Edge engaged in a furious battle with rival Mozilla Firefox, with the latter clawing back market share on its main rival, as its 3.55% share is now just behind Edge on 3.57%. However Google Chrome still leads the way with 64.94% of the total market share, with Safari in second place on 18.75%.
This battle could be set to rumble on for some time as Edge is set to play a central role in Windows 11, set for release in October 2021.
Edge, which will ship as the pre-installed browser on the platform, could well see its user numbers rise to greater numbers than ever before, with a major makeover scheduled for the launch of Windows 11, with a redesigned interface bringing it into line with the new software's stripped-back design.
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