alpha test

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al′pha test`


n.
Computers. an early test of new or updated computer software conducted by the developers of the program prior to beta-testing by potential users. Compare beta test.
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Noun1.alpha test - (computer science) a first test of an experimental product (such as computer software) carried out by the developeralpha test - (computer science) a first test of an experimental product (such as computer software) carried out by the developer
test, trial run, tryout, trial - trying something to find out about it; "a sample for ten days free trial"; "a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"
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In addition, the company is also opening up "Microsoft Edge Insider Channels" for macOS, which are starting with the Microsoft Edge Insider Canary Channel. Users on macOS 10.12 and above can download and try out the new browser from here.
Apparently, the company has two separate channels to test the browser, a Dev channel that is said to be updated weekly and a Canary channel, which is updated daily.
This is similar to how Google Chrome's Canary channel works.