Software Update: Microsoft Edge 97.0.1072.55

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Microsoft has released version 97 of Edge. This Chromium-based browser is available for Windows 7 and above, and macOS. There are also versions for Android and iOS. In version 97, which will be rolled out over several days, Microsoft has made improvements when using multiple profiles, a new feature that helps with citations, and several new security mechanisms have been introduced. The complete release notes can be found below.

Feature Updates

  • Use the current profile to sign into websites when multiple work or school accounts are signed in on a device. When multiple work or school accounts are signed in on a device, users will be asked to choose an account from the account picker to continue their visits to websites. In this release, users will be prompted to let Microsoft Edge sign in to the websites automatically with the work or school account that’s signed into the current profile. Users can turn this feature on and off in Settings > Profile preferences.
  • Add support for Microsoft Endpoint Data Loss Prevention (DLP) on macOS. Microsoft Endpoint DLP policy enforcement will be available natively on macOS.
  • Automatic HTTPS. Users can upgrade navigations from HTTP to HTTPS on domains likely to support this more secure protocol. This support can also be configured to attempt delivery over HTTPS for all domains. Note: This feature is a Controlled Feature Rollout. If you don’t see this feature, check back as we continue our rollout.
  • Block WebSQL in 3rd-party contexts. Use of the legacy WebSQL feature will be blocked from 3rd-party frames. the WebSQLInThirdPartyContextEnabled policy is available as an opt-out option until Microsoft Edge version 101. This change is happening in the Chromium project that Microsoft Edge is based on. For more information, see this Chrome Platform Status entry.
  • Citations in Microsoft Edge. Citing sources for research is a common requirement for students. They have to manage many research references and sources, which aren’t easy tasks. They also have to translate these citations to proper citation formats like APA, MLA, and Chicago. This new “Citations” feature, now in Preview in Microsoft Edge, gives students a better way to manage and generate citations as they research online. With Citations turned on in Collections or from Settings and more (Alt-F), Microsoft Edge automatically generates citations that students can use later so they can stay focused on their research. When they’re done, they can easily compile these citations into a final deliverable. For more information, see Previewing Citations in Microsoft Edge
  • Control Flow Guard (CFG). Microsoft Edge will start supporting more fine-grained protection by combating memory corruption vulnerabilities and by protecting indirect calls. CFG is only supported with Windows 8 and later. For more information, see Control Flow Guard† Note: This is an evolving technology, please share your feedback to help us strengthen its support.

New Policies

Version number 97.0.1072.55
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Android, Linux, macOS, Windows Server 2008, iOS, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, Windows 11
Website Microsoft
License type GPL
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