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    Microsoft is Ending its Support for Adobe Flash Player and User's are Upset

    Microsoft is Ending its Support for Adobe Flash Player and User's are Upset

    Microsoft has been updating its browser with cool stuff aiding online work-from-home necessities. However, one update upsets its users of new Edge browsers since the company is pursuing the removal of Adobe Flash.

    It was in 2017 when Microsoft, along with Adobe, Apple, Facebook, Mozilla, and Google - planned that they would end the support for Flash by December 2020.

    Now, Microsoft has announced that the reported plan three years ago is in progress.

    “Microsoft is ending support for Adobe Flash Player on Microsoft Edge (both the new Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Edge Legacy) and Internet Explorer 11 at the end of 2020,” stated by the company on the Microsoft Edge blog.

    Moreover, the company has clarified that by January 2021 that it will be removing Flash from Chromium-based Edge. It will also cut updates for its Windows users concerning the Player.

    “After December 2020, you will no longer receive Security Update for Adobe Flash Player from Microsoft that applies to Microsoft Edge Legacy,” the company said.

    Microsoft also added that in January 2021, it would be disabling the Adobe Flash by default as well as blocked all versions of it. Furthermore, resources that are related to the software hosted on Microsoft websites will no longer be available.

    There will an update to be released that will permanently delete the software on Windows. Microsoft will be launching the update called “Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player” to be accessed on Microsoft Update Catalog. Once available, users can download it manually in Autumn 2020.

    The update will run in early 2020 as optional on Windows Update and WSUS. However, Microsoft will mandate users to download the Flash removal update later on.

    “In the Summer of 2021, all the APIs, group policies, and user interfaces that specifically govern the behavior of Adobe Flash Player will be removed from Microsoft Edge (legacy) and Internet Explorer 11,” Microsoft added.

    “It will be via the latest ‘Cumulative Update’ on Windows 10 and via ‘Cumulative Update for Internet Explorer 11’ or ‘Monthly Rollup” on Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard.”


    Microsoft Edge 86 Upcoming Features to Challenge Chrome

    Microsoft Edge 86 Upcoming Features to Challenge Chrome

    Image courtesy: Microsoft

    One of the struggles of working from home is having to look for a software that could aid most of the work-from-home necessities. One of these necessary tools is an advanced browser that has been the focus of big companies competing in the market.

    Google Chrome has been the top choice of workers online, but Microsoft’s Edge browser is coming in on the second and could possibly dethrone Chrome with its excellent features.

    Microsoft has a lot been going on, especially updating its apps and software. Last time, the company added a transcription and dictation tool for its Word on Web and mobile app, and now, it is working on its browser updates.

    Web Capture

    Sometimes, it is frustrating when you want to take a screenshot of the web page, and you remember that you’re not using a smartphone or tablet where you can snap a photo of the web easily. Luckily, a new update was spotted by Windows Latest in the Edge Canary developer build that allows users to take capture the screen of a webpage. Based on the update, users can “Web Capture” in full or cropped or even preview or set it aside on the clipboard.

    According to Windows Latest, if you choose to preview the photo captured, you can either share or save it. In addition, it could also have a function where you could draw on the screenshot and share it online.


    Edge 86 Upcoming Features

    When working online, it doesn’t assure you to have a safe environment to work. So, the best possible thing to do is to look forward to security updates like the update coming into Edge 86.

    In the next few weeks, Microsoft will give Edge password monitor new alerts if unusual logins are detected. Moreover, policy improvements will be added concerning industries using Edge for various applications and users.

    Latest Updates

    One of the latest updates that Microsoft rolled out last week is the tools and features that aid the work-from-home necessities, including Edge collections to One Note, Word and Excel syncing. It also includes a Read Aloud feature for PDF’s and more.