Microsoft Really Wants to Build the Best PDF App for Windows, Linux, and Mac

We’ve known for a while that Microsoft wants Microsoft Edge to be more than just a browser, with the company investing aggressively in the PDF capabilities of the app.

And despite moving from EdgeHTML to the Chromium engine, building the best PDF app around is still a priority, and this is the reason Microsoft keeps focusing on this side of the app.

In addition to substantial improvements in this regard already available in Edge, Microsoft has recently revealed that it’s working on three new capabilities for the browser that would allow it to work more efficiently with PDF documents.

And these three are the following:

  • View recovery: On re-opening a PDF file, reach your last-read location easily.
  • Viewing MIP files protected in other tenants: This will enable you to view the files protected in other organizations, or in other tenants in the organization.
  • Validate Certificate based Digital Signatures: We’re currently working on adding supp… (read more)

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