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June 18, 2020

ICYMI – Recapping Microsoft Edge at Build 2020

It’s been one month since the first all-digital Microsoft Build and while we may not have seen each other in person, we sure felt the energy online.

Whether on social media, in the comments section during livestreams, or over webcams for focus groups, we loved hearing from developers around the world (Australia! Japan! India! Brazil!) who asked us great questions, provided valuable feedback, and celebrated what was coming. Devs not only loved hearing from Microsoft Edge team members Melanie and Rachel about larger Microsoft Edge initiatives like our a11y commitment (check out their sessions below), but also about the incremental improvements like bringing in a client-side video editing spec.

You were hungry for Microsoft Edge developer news, so we offered a breadth of sessions covering everything from what’s new in the Chromium platform and tools, to what’s next for Progressive Web Apps, to getting started building hybrid apps with the new WebView2.

In case you missed all the developer, consumer, and commercial Microsoft Edge announcements, check out an overview of those announcements in our Build 2020 blog or catch up on highlights in the sizzle video!

For a little more context on some of those developer announcements, our Build live sessions are a great place to hear directly from the Microsoft Edge team. You can see full a list of Microsoft Edge content here or click on the links below.

Screen capture from Melanie's session Moving the web forward with Microsoft Edge and Chromium
(Melanie Richards, 30 min)
Screen capture from Limin's session WebView2: Bring the best of the web to your native apps
(Limin Zhu, 15 min)
Screen capture from Kyle's session Microsoft Edge: What’s new for the web
(Kyle Pflug, 15 min)

Looking for an even deeper dive into your favorite dev topics like PWAs, extensions, or WebView2? The Microsoft Edge team expands on those topics and more in pre-recorded skilling sessions to help get you up to speed on the latest in Microsoft Edge development.

We can’t wait to share more with you in the coming months. You can try new features and get a head start preparing for upcoming improvements by downloading preview channels of Microsoft Edge. To go hands-on with the latest experimental features on your site, check out our new Original Trials program.

We’d also like to give a shout out to all of our friends on Twitter that participated in our first ever #MSBuild-at-Home Bracket on @MSEdgeDev! We saw some incredible home set ups across the categories. At the end, one was chosen by none other than @SHanselman and that was @JenMsft’s Animal Crossing-inspired set up—great work @JenMsft!

Illustration showing entries to the "Build at Home Bracket" Screen capture of the winning entry, an Animal Crossing-themed submission from @JenMSFT

Whether you’re a developer, IT professional, or daily web surfer, we’re here for you. Try out Microsoft Edge yourself or deploy it in your organization to see how the web can work for you. And if you’re an eligible enterprise customer, you can even get deployment assistance through FastTrack and App Assure at no additional cost.

Thank you again to those who shared this all-digital Build 2020 with us. And for those that didn’t, thank you for joining us now as we work together to build a better web.