Right after the download links for Microsoft Edge for Mac were leaked, we now have the download links for the Microsoft Edge Beta leaked as well.
Just like the Microsoft Edge Canary and Developer builds, when launched the Beta build will display a “Welcome to Microsoft Edge Beta” as well as a New Tab Page (NTP) that prompts you to import data from other browsers and configure how you wish the NTP to appear.
The About page shows that the Microsoft Edge Beta build is currently using Chromium 18.104.22.168. 00:03 / 00:30SKIP AD
The download links for the Beta build was found by ADeltaX and posted on Twitter.
In tests by BleepingComputer, the Edge Beta build runs well, performs well, and feels just like you would want it. For those who are interested in trying the Microsoft Edge Beta build, you can download it herefrom Microsoft.
This link must have just become active over the past few days, as BleepingComputer has been monitoring the same URL for quite some time now and the Beta build had previously not been available.
The URLs for the Beta, Developer, and Canary builds are shown below, so you can see how they differentiate.
https://c2rsetup.officeapps.live.com/c2r/downloadEdge.aspx?ProductreleaseID=Edge&platform=Default&version=Edge&Channel=Beta&language=en-us https://c2rsetup.officeapps.live.com/c2r/downloadEdge.aspx?ProductreleaseID=Edge&platform=Default&version=Edge&Channel=Dev&language=en-us https://c2rsetup.officeapps.live.com/c2r/downloadEdge.aspx?ProductreleaseID=Edge&platform=Default&version=Edge&Channel=Canary&language=en-us
Microsoft specific flags in Edge Beta
Microsoft Edge contains numerous Microsoft-specific features that can be enabled and disabled using the edge://flags page.
Below are the list of Microsoft specific flags that are found in the Microsoft Edge Beta.
edge-cdm-override-service edge-controls FluentControls edge-cookie-import edge-devtools-themes edge-experimental-scrolling edge-find-aura edge-follow-os-theme edge-installation-of-extensions-from-microsoft-store edge-internet-explorer-integration ie-api-version edge-internet-explorer-integration-enhanced-hang-resistance edge-microsoft-voices edge-omnibox-aura edge-omnibox-rest-state-font-size edge-playready-drm-win10 edge-playready-hevcdecodingexperiment-win10 edge-prefer-safe-header edge-reading-view edge-send-bing-safesearch-header edge-service-worker-push edge-sign-in-with-aad edge-smartscreen-policy edge-smartscreen-win7 edge-sound-content-setting edge-sso-ignore-profile edge-top-sites-from-next-url-service edge-webapp-backbutton
All of the above features are also included in both the Developer and Canary builds of Edge.