Free Microsoft Edge testing in partnership with BrowserStack. Microsoft is teaming up with BrowserStack to bring free Microsoft Edge testing to web developers. With BrowserStack, developers who don’t have access to Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 can essentially their web pages and applications on the browser. Microsoft’s partnership with BrowserStack will let developers use this service for free, which is really useful.
In addition to this, Microsoft’s partnership with BrowserStack will also allow web developers to use its automated testing service. This feature will basically allow you to run up to 10 Microsoft Edge test sessions that you can integrate into your local test runners.
Live testing provides a remote, cloud-based instance of Microsoft Edge over WebRTC. You can interact with the cloud-based browser just as you would an installed browser, within your local browser on any platform – whether it’s macOS, Linux, or older versions of Windows.
As testing setups are becoming more automated, we are excited to also offer BrowserStack’s Automate testing service under this partnership, for free. This method of testing allows you to run up to 10 Microsoft Edge test sessions via script, which can integrate with your local test runners via the standardized WebDriver API. You can even configure your machine so that the cloud-based browser can see your local development environment—see the Local Testing instructions at BrowserStack to learn more.
To ensure you can test against all possible versions of Microsoft Edge that your users may be using, BrowserStack will be providing three versions of Microsoft Edge for testing: the two most recent “Stable” channel releases, and the most recent “Preview” release (via the Windows Insider Preview Fast ring).
You can test Microsoft Edge on the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (EdgeHTML 14) starting today. EdgeHTML 15 will be available in the Windows 10 Creators Update starting on April 11, 2017, and will come to BrowserStack in the following weeks.