Microsoft Edge is getting new PDF, enterprise and security features

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What you need to know

  • New PDF inking and security features are coming to Edge.
  • Microsoft Search makes it easier to look for work files.

Microsoft has today announced that Edge will soon be getting more enterprise and security features to better enhance the browser for business use. New features include the ability to view and validate certificate-based digital signatures on PDF files, the ability to search for work-specific files in the browser, personalized company feeds on the new tab page, and more.

Microsoft is improving the PDF reading experience inside of Edge, with the ability to add notes to PDFs for future recall. PDF inking will arrive in October, but that's not all that's coming soon. Interactive tables of content is also coming to the PDF reader in Edge, allowing you to quickly navigate through large PDF files with ease.

Being able to search for work files directly inside of Microsoft Edge is also new, and will make it easier to find company files directly from the address bar. With Microsoft Search configured, just type "work" and press the tab key to begin searching your company's network for files.

IT administrators will soon be able to selectively manage individual work-related apps on a users device, allowing administrators to manage the browsing a user does from their work profile in Microsoft Edge. The Edge browser is also first to support native policies for Microsoft Endpoint Data Loss Prevention, a suite of features used to disvoer and protect sensitive items across Microsoft 365 services.

Microsoft is positioning Microsoft Edge as the browser for businesses, and that's more apparent than ever with today's announcements. What are your thoughts on Microsoft Edge? Let us know in the comments.

Zac Bowden
Senior Editor

Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows 10 on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.

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  • "Microsoft is improving the PDF reading experience inside of Edge, with the ability to add notes to PDFs for future recall. PDF inking will arrive in October ..." Putting aside the fact that this is clear as mud (are we talking about text comments or inking or what?), we've been able to markup PDFs with Windows Ink in Edge Chromium for a while now. It's a terrible, rudimentary experience - much worse than the old Edge - but it's been there and it's there now in the full public release.