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Windows 10 virtual machines now available on Microsoft Edge Dev

August 17th, 2015

Today, we have updated the Microsoft Edge Dev site with major fixes and new features, including Windows 10 virtual machines with Microsoft Edge and a faster, clearer platform roadmap. With these features, we are excited to remove the “Beta” tag from Microsoft Edge Dev, and will be redirecting modern.ie to our new home.

Test your site in Microsoft Edge with free Windows 10 virtual machines

Windows 10 virtual machines are now available with the latest updates to Microsoft Edge and the underlying web platform. With this release, we have automated the process we use to create the virtual machines, so future updates will be available more quickly as the platform is updated. By popular demand, we’ll also be supporting new formats for VMs, starting with Vagrant boxes (with VirtualBox) and QEMU. You can expect to see these starting in the coming weeks. We are also continuing to work on making Microsoft Edge available via Azure RemoteApp and will provide further updates as we make progress.

Bug fixes and improvements

This release includes substantial improvements to accessibility, including improved markup to make the site and tools work better with assistive technologies. We have also updated the Frequently Asked Questions page for the Windows 10 launch and included some new answers to common questions. Finally, many of our older Test Drive demos have been moved to our GitHub repository, including classics like Fishbowl and MazeSolver. We plan to move these to our new Test Drive site in the future, but for now you can experiment with the open-sourced copies on GitHub.

As always, we hope these changes are useful, and encourage you to try the new features out and share your feedback! We’re always listening on @MSEdgeDev on Twitter and in the comments below.

Antón Molleda, Program Manager, Microsoft Edge