Microsoft Edge gets a new interface, AI capabilities, workspaces, and more

Microsoft Edge gets a new interface, AI capabilities, workspaces, and more
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Along with all the AI-powered features for Windows 11, Microsoft Store and other services, Microsoft has also announced new changes and updates to the Edge browser at the annual Microsoft Build conference. The company has announced a number of new features and changes for Edge, including a redesigned user interface, AI features, workspaces, and more.
Microsoft Edge gets a new user interface
Microsoft Edge has received a new design update based on user feedback. The latest update makes the web browser more aesthetically pleasing and easier to use than before. The update brings the browser to the Windows 11 design interface with rounded corners, translucent backgrounds and fluid animations, and subtle usability changes.
In the updated interface, the profile icon has been moved to a new location for functional benefit and makes it easier for users to add, change and manage account. In addition, it also brings structural changes, including a new container system, which allows users to view multiple items at once.
The updated interface will be available to users in the coming weeks.
Microsoft 365 Copilot comes to Edge
Microsoft is expanding the AI ‚Äč‚Äčcapabilities in Edge beyond the Bing integration. The update brings AI improvements to data security and privacy in the enterprise. At the annual conference, the company announced the integration of Microsoft 365 Copilot with Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft 365 Copilot offers new capabilities that combine the power of large language models, Microsoft 365 Apps, and your data in Microsoft Graph, like your calendar, emails, chats, documents, and more.
As part of this, the company also added support for plugins in Microsoft 365 Copilot. Developers can create experiences that allow people to interact with their apps by using human language to ask Microsoft 365 Copilot and bing chat for responses and actions from connected services.
We’ll also add support for plugins in Microsoft 365 Copilot, with a simple user experience in Edge for discovering and enabling new plugins. Developers can create experiences that allow people to interact with their apps using human language to request responses and actions from Microsoft 365 Copilot and Bing Chat from connected services.
Apart from these, Microsoft Search You will also be able to display contextually relevant files and SharePoint sites in the address bar based on recent activity. The Find on Page feature in Edge is also getting better with SmartFind, which helps fix syntactic and semantic errors to provide accurate information about page content.
Text prediction is also coming to Edge and is currently rolling out to the US, India, and Australia in English. The company has also confirmed that it will be available soon in Chinese and Japanese.
Microsoft Edge for business
Microsoft has also added a dedicated workspace for business users. This enables a rich set of business controls, security features, and productivity. This also allows users to keep their personal and private data such as browsing history, passwords, etc.
Microsoft Edge for Business is in preview today on managed devices. Microsoft Edge for Business will also be coming to unmanaged devices in the coming months
Microsoft Edge workspaces extending to all
In addition to Edge for Business, Microsoft has also implemented Workspaces in the browser. This is a collaboration mode designed for the browser. It allows multiple users to work together on the same tabs, data, files, etc. while in different places through the shared set of browser tabs.
The feature is now rolling out to everyone and will be available gradually over the next few months.


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