Microsoft starts updating Edge via the Windows 10 store

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

When Microsoft first introduced the Edge browser for Windows 10, they marketed its seamless update feature heavily. As such, everybody was expecting Windows 10 to receive updates for Microsoft Edge through Windows Store but this isn’t the case. It seems that now Microsoft is updating the browser through Windows 10 updates, an inconvenient alternative for most.

This has become quite a big issue both for Microsoft and for Edge users since this particular browser has a limited feature set. This means users have to wait a long time until they can get their hands on some major updates for the program. For instance, Microsoft introduced some new Edge features along with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

However, if Microsoft would have chosen to bring the updates to users through Windows Store, they would have been able to receive them earlier. The good news is that at the Microsoft Ignite event this year, the company announced is was planning to change the way in which Microsoft Edge receives updates for Windows 10.

According to Scott Hanselman, the software firm will begin to update Edge via the Windows Store. At the same time, the browser’s engine (EdgeHTML) will still be updated through Windows Update. Basically, this enables users to avoid compatibility issues while still testing the latest features available for Microsoft Edge. Moreover, if you don’t want to update the EdgeHTML, you can choose to do so through the Windows Update settings.

For now, we don’t know when will this feature become available, but that it will most likely be included in the Windows 10 Redstone 2 update. Of course, it might be available sooner but nonetheless, it’s still a great step forward for Microsoft Edge in the quest for a better experience.

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