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Microsoft Officially Unveils Edge Browser on Windows and MacOS

Additionally, Microsoft to make regular updates available for the new browser in Canary, Dev, and Beta versions on a daily, weekly, and multi-week basis and the next stable version of Edge should arrive sometime in February

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FILE - A sign for Microsoft is seen on a building in Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 18, 2017. VOA

Microsoft has officially announced the launch of the first “stable” version of its new Edge Chromium browser for both the Mac and Windows platforms.

Microsoft is initially targeting Edge at enterprise users of Windows and macOS, but consumers will be able to manually download and install it, The Verge reported on Wednesday.

Those running Windows 7, 8.1, or 10, or macOS who want to get the new Microsoft Edge can download it from the Microsoft website.

FILE - Microsoft Corp. signage is shown outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash.
FILE – Microsoft Corp. signage is shown outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. VOA

Edge for Mac has been designed to be similar to the Edge experience on Windows and Mac users who want use Edge, the browser is available cross platform can be downloaded on Mac, Windows, and iOS devices with the Edge iOS app.

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Microsoft will slowly push this new version of Edge to Windows 10 users via Windows Update, over the next few months and the rollout will happen in gradual stages.

Additionally, Microsoft to make regular updates available for the new browser in Canary, Dev, and Beta versions on a daily, weekly, and multi-week basis and the next stable version of Edge should arrive sometime in February. (IANS)

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Amazon Asks Judge to Block Microsoft from Pentagon Project

The US government in October awarded the much-anticipated $10 billion Cloud contract for Pentagon to Microsoft

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Security guards stand at the reception desk of the Amazon India office in Bengaluru, India, Aug. 14, 2015. VOA

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the retail giant’s Cloud arm, has asked a US judge to force a stay of work on Microsoft’s $10 billion Cloud contract until the court can rule on Amazon’s protest over the Pentagon awarding JEDI to Microsoft.

Amazon had sought ‘preliminary injunction’ from the court to temporarily block Microsoft from starting work on the billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) project.

In a statement shared with Fast Company, an AWS spokesperson said that it is common practice to stay contract performance while a protest is pending.

“It’s important that the numerous evaluation errors and blatant political interference that impacted the JEDI award decision be reviewed. AWS is absolutely committed to supporting the DoD’s modernisation efforts and to an expeditious legal process that resolves this matter as quickly as possible,’ the spokesperson added.

Amazon filed a motion asking a federal judge to block Microsoft from working on any substantive tasks for the JEDI project while the court considers the matter. The motion makes good on Amazon’s previous pledge to try to pause work on the contract while the legal challenge is underway.

FILE - Microsoft Corp. signage is shown outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash.
FILE – Microsoft Corp. signage is shown outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. VOA

Amazon last year filed a suit with the US Court of Federal Claims contesting the decision.

“AWS is absolutely committed to supporting the Department of Defense (DoD’s) modernisation efforts and to an expeditious legal process that resolves this matter as quickly as possible,” the AWS spokesperson said.

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Microsoft is set to start its work on JEDI Cloud contract from February 11.

The US government in October awarded the much-anticipated $10 billion Cloud contract for Pentagon to Microsoft.

In its complaint against the government decision, Amazon alleged Trump abused his position to put “improper pressure” on decision-makers for personal gains and show his hatred towards Bezos who owns The Washington Post. (IANS)