Microsoft has released another beta version of the Edge browser, which comes with two interesting features. The new features includes the ability to view Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents directly in the browser, as well as integration with the internal Windows search engine. These innovations are available in the Edge 92 preview for Windows and macOS platforms.
The beta version of Edge 92 introduces the Office Viewer feature, which offers users the ability to view office documents directly in the browser using the web version of Office. The source notes that this tool is at an early stage of development, but now it can be activated independently.
How To Enable The Feature
To do this, go to the “Downloads” section in the browser settings and activate the “Quick view of Office files on the Internet using the Office Viewer” option.
This option makes Edge more functional and also saves time because users don’t have to open Office every time to view a particular document. The source also notes that the Office Viewer function protects against malicious software distributed along with office documents.
Edge 92 also brings integration with Windows Internal Search. However, this feature does not work with current builds of the software platform; and it will most likely be possible to activate it only after one of the future updates of Windows 10. This tool will allow you to use the search on the taskbar to interact with the browser browsing history, recent tabs, favorites and etc.
It is also possible that Microsoft plans to use Edge’s integration with Windows Internal Search as a replacement for the Timeline sync feature, which is expected to be removed from the operating system following the installation of the Windows 10 21H2 (Sun Valley) update, the launch of which launch will take place this fall.