Microsoft used the Ignite 2020 digital event to announce a number of improvements for Microsoft Edge browser, some of them being specifically aimed at IT pros and enterprises.
First of all, Microsoft is introducing notes for PDFs, which obviously comes in handy especially when collaborating on a single document. This selection will go live in October in a new update.
And talking about PDFs, Microsoft is also adding choices to view and validate PDF digital signatures.
“Opening PDFs within the browser is almost standard at this point, now we’re announcing new capabilities to make this experience even more robust in Microsoft Edge. Digital signatures play a huge role in verifying the authenticity of digital documents, particularly for anything legally or financially binding. Coming soon is the capability to view and validate PDF digital signatures in Microsoft Edge which will help to make sure that the file is legitimate and hasn’t been tampered with,” the organization explains.
Kiosk mode coming to Edge
The browser may also be updated having a kiosk mode, and the software giant explains that this was actually one of the best features bundled using the legacy form of the app.
And given the priority is bringing the initial Edge experience to the Chromium sibling, introducing a kiosk way of users is thus thing about this plan.
“This would be a loved capability in Microsoft Edge Legacy and, coming soon, organizations will be able to operate a preview of kiosk mode in the new Microsoft Edge. Along with assigned access, it makes a locked down and tailored browsing experience on Windows 10 for kiosks and digital signage,” the company explains.
Needless to say, these additional features goes reside in Microsoft Edge in the coming months with new updates. They’ll be on all supported platforms, including Windows and macOS.