Changes to Microsoft Edge Browser support [starting 12.3.1]
This is regarding a recent announcement by Microsoft regarding the New Microsoft Edge Browser based on the Chromium Engine. This new version of Edge was released in January 2020 and is based on the Chromium Engine (same engine as used by Google Chrome browser).
As of today, Microsoft has not forced this as an update in its Windows 10 Client versions, but we believe this will be rolling out as a default in a future version of Windows 10. Customers can download the chromium-based version from the Microsoft download site and on install it replaces the Microsoft Edge Browser on your machine with the new Edge Browser.
How does this impact your Windchill RV&S deployments?
Windchill RV&S would be shifting support to the Microsoft Edge Browser based on the Chromium Engine with 12.3.1 and dropping support for the Microsoft Edge that is based on the Microsoft EdgeHTML Engine.
It appears that Edge and Chrome are not supported. We just received the Edge update (v86) and PTC Windchill RV&S is now broke. FireFox has an issue with the right and bottom scroll bars not appearing. Stuck using a browser that is being phased out on 17 August 2021.
I wanted to keep you updated on some recent changes that we have decided to bring about on the browser support. As you maybe aware, we are currently running support on two browser based interfaces - 1st Gen Web UI and the Refreshed Web UI.
Your mail below is related to the 1st Gen Web UI as it mentions FireFox and the issues around scroll bars.
I would like to inform you that with the recent Windchill RV&S 12.4 release we have dropped support for Mozilla FireFox ESR in context of the 1st Gen Web UI and would support that interface with both Microsoft Edge Browser based on the Chromium Engine and Chrome Browser. This change would also be backported via an upcoming CPS to the 12.3.1 release stream.
Please do note that the Microsoft Edge based on Microsoft EdgeHTML Engine & Internet Explorer are not supported with the newer versions of Windchill RV&S. These were last supported with 12.3 [Edge] & 12.2 [IE]