Microsoft Edge browser to replace Internet Explorer2015-05-01 09:27 by Daniela
Tags: Microsoft Edge, browser, IE
At its Build 2015 developer conference, Microsoft has finally announced the real name of its latest browser - Microsoft Edge. Initially, the company code-named the browser "Project Spartan" but now it's clear that this won't be its name.
Edge will be the default browser for Windows 10 and promises to be faster and leaner than IE. It will use Microsoft's new rendering engine and unlike its predecessor will support modern browser functions, such as extensions. Users will benefit from browser's ability to annotate on web pages, distraction-free reading, and Cortana integration. Developers will also be provided with proper experience (no document modes or compatibility views).
IE11 will still be present in Windows 10 for legacy purposes and for business customers. Companies with a large numbers of sites that rely on old technologies can choose to make it the default browser via group policy.
The logo of the browser will use the well-known "e" icon that Internet Explorer has used since 1996. However, according to Microsoft operating systems chief - Joe Belfiore - the "e" icon "now has a completely different and better meaning than it has for a while."
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