Edge 106 lands with more reliable web defenses

October 4, 2022
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The Stable channel has been graced with Edge 106, the newest version of Microsoft’s web browser that brings with it a number of improvements to go with the usual blend of policy updates.

Final build number for this update is 106.0.1370.34, with the refresh bringing two new feature updates in the form of more reliable web defenses and more work results in the address bar. There are a handful of policy updates thrown in this release as well.

As the changelog notes, the two new additions have got to do with security and productivity.

First up is the enablement of a more reliable web defense that lets you browse the web more reliably thanks to some enhanced protection. This is due to the rewritten Microsoft Defender SmartScreen library for Microsoft Edge on Windows that was introduced with Edge 103.

By the same flip of the coin, the NewSmartScreenLibraryEnabled policy is now deprecated in Edge 106, and will become obsolete by the time Edge 107 strolls around.

The second new addition relates to increased work results in the Microsoft Edge address bar. Microsoft has increased the maximum number of work results that display in the address bar from 2 to 4, with the company saying that this will offer greater visibility into the work content available to you as you search.

This feature requires the AddressBarMicrosoftSearchInBingProviderEnabled policy enabled to work.

Rest all are policy updates, the details of which you can gather from the changelog linked above. We have 3 new policies enabled, 2 deprecated, and another 2 obsoleted.

If you have Microsoft Edge installed on your system, you can update your web browser easily via Settings and more > Help and feedback > About Microsoft Edge.

A fresh copy of Edge is also up for grabs from the official website.

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Edge · Featured · Features · Launch · Security

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