Today, we have updated the Microsoft Edge Dev site
with major fixes and new features, including Windows 10 virtual machines
with Microsoft Edge and a faster, clearer platform roadmap
. With these features, we are excited to remove the “Beta” tag from Microsoft Edge Dev, and will be redirecting modern.ie to our new home.
Test your site in Microsoft Edge with free Windows 10 virtual machines
Windows 10 virtual machines are now available
with the latest updates to Microsoft Edge and the underlying web platform. With this release, we have automated the process we use to create the virtual machines, so future updates will be available more quickly as the platform is updated. By popular demand, we’ll also be supporting new formats for VMs, starting with Vagrant boxes (with VirtualBox) and QEMU. You can expect to see these starting in the coming weeks.
We have also updated RemoteIE
to use the latest Microsoft EdgeHTML rendering engine inside Internet Explorer, which gives a very similar rendering experience to testing inside Microsoft Edge. RemoteIE continues to leverage Azure RemoteApp
to enable cloud-based testing across platforms without the need to download virtual machines. We are also continuing to work on making Microsoft Edge available via Azure RemoteApp and will provide further updates as we make progress.
Bug fixes and improvements
This release includes substantial improvements to accessibility, including improved markup to make the site and tools work better with assistive technologies. We have also updated the Frequently Asked Questions
page for the Windows 10 launch and included some new answers to common questions. Finally, many of our older Test Drive demos have been moved to our GitHub repository
, including classics like Fishbowl
. We plan to move these to our new Test Drive site
in the future, but for now you can experiment with the open-sourced copies on GitHub.
As always, we hope these changes are useful, and encourage you to try the new features out and share your feedback! We’re always listening on @MSEdgeDev
on Twitter and in the comments below.
– Antón Molleda
, Program Manager, Microsoft Edge