Microsoft released preview builds from the MS Edge Canary channel available on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. This rounds out the initial set of platforms that they began to roll out back in April, so developers and users alike can try out the next version of Microsoft Edge on every major desktop platform.
Visit the Microsoft Edge Insider site from your Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 device to download and install the preview today! The Microsoft Edge Dev channel will be coming to previous versions of Windows soon.
You will find the experience and feature set on previous versions of Windows to be largely the same as on Windows 10, including forthcoming support for Internet Explorer mode for enterprise customers.
Delivering the next version of Microsoft Edge to all supported versions of Windows is part of a goal to improve the web browsing experience for customers on every device, and to empower developers to build great experiences with less fragmentation. Microsoft Edge will have the same always up-to-date platform and the same developer tools on all supported versions of Windows and macOS. This will reduce developer pain on the web, while ensuring all Windows customers have the latest browsing options.
Getting your feedback is an important step in helping Microsoft make a better browser – It’s consider essential to create the best possible browsing experience. If you run into any issues or have feedback, you can use the “Send Feedback” tool in Microsoft Edge. Simply click the smiley face next to the Menu button to let them know what you like or if there’s something that can be improved.
The first Canary builds do have a few known issues, including the lack of dark mode support and no support for AAD sign-in, which should be resolved soon. If you need help or support, just press F1 from within Microsoft Edge Canary or Dev to visit the support website.
Try the preview out today, and share your feedback in the Microsoft Edge Insider community. We look forward to hearing what you think!