Brotli Compression Now Available in Microsoft Edge with Windows 10 Insiders Build 14986

EdgeHTML 15.14986, Microsoft Edge supports Brotli as an HTTP content-encoding method.

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Windows 10 Creators Update Build 14986.1001 released to Windows Insiders in the Slow Ring is a part of cumulative update KB3206309.

In another post, Windows team notes, that beginning with EdgeHTML 15.14986, Microsoft Edge will begin supporting "Brotli" as an HTTP content-encoding method.

This support will be released to Windows 10 Creators Update's stable builds starting early in 2017, but can be preview today via the Windows Insider Program build 14986. As a result of support, Microsoft Edge will load webpages faster, and there may also be less data and power consumption while browsing the web, stated Rob Trace.

Brotli, is a Google's open source compression algorithm (a successor to Zopfli algorithm) and will be broadly interoperable across browsers, with support in the latest versions of Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Opera and Chrome, writes Trace. It was initially released as an offline compression solution for the WOFF2 font format in 2015.

"When used as an HTTP content-encoding method, Brotli achieves up to 20 percent better compression ratios with similar compression and decompression speeds (PDF)." "This ultimately results in substantially reduced page weight for users, improving load times without substantially impacting client-side CPU costs," added Trace.

Microsoft starts selecting users to testing Focused Mail in the Windows 10 Insider's Mail and Calendar app. See the screenshots below.

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