Edge is finally getting an Office integration

by Alexandru Poloboc
Alexandru Poloboc
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  • Microsoft is testing a brand new Office integration for Edge users.
  • The context menu for the browser’s tabs will include a new option.
  • This feature most likely wont be exclusive to Microsoft 365 subscribers.
  • It seems we won’t have the ability to disable the New Office Tab feature.


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In case you aren’t a Chrome or Firefox user and you conduct most of your business using Microsoft’s Edge browser, this will surely prove useful to you.

The Chromium-based Edge is lightweight, offers better performance, and has improved features, better than other browsers out there, hence why it became so popular.

In Edge Canary, Microsoft is now testing a new Office integration to help users access Microsoft 365 apps directly from the browser’s menu.

Microsoft is also adding more adds to Edge

Soon, the context menu for the browser’s tabs will include a new option called New Office Tab. As you already guessed, this Edge option will allow us to open Microsoft Office online apps like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

It’s highly unlikely it will be exclusive to Microsoft 365 subscribers, so you’ll be able to access it with a regular Microsoft account as well. 

And, just as the other options in the context menu, it looks like we won’t have the ability to disable the New Office Tab feature, so we just have to get used to it being there.

However, besides this useful Office integration, Microsoft has come up with what could be described as advertisements or recommendations within Microsoft Edge.

Following the most recent updates, some users have reported seeing more alerts and ads for services like Microsoft Start, for example.

It would appear that the Redmond tech giant is experimenting with more ads/recommendations that will be displayed in the New Tab Page of the browser.

You can dismiss these pop-ups by tapping on the x button, but this will not stop Microsoft from nagging you with another alert in the future.

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