Microsoft’s Improved Browser
- Tab organization
- Compatible with Microsoft Cortana
- Centralized Hub and Learning Tool feature
- Supports Microsoft products and other media technologies
- Unoptimized interface with hidden URL bar
- Slow web browsing
- Fiddly tab management
- Web engine is too similar with Google’s engine
Microsoft Edge is a web browser to replace Internet Explorer for Windows 10. It features vast improvements from its predecessor. Users can have improved performance and security when browsing online either on computers or laptops.
Years of Development
Microsoft Edge has been in the development since December 2014. It was initially called Project Spartan while keeping it separate from Internet Explorer 11. The first public appearance of Project Spartan was on March 30, 2015, for the Windows 10 Insider Program. Internet Explorer will be discontinued in exchange of Project Spartan, but it still is maintained since it is still part of Windows 10. The new web browser was eventually named Microsoft Edge on April 29, 2015, and its mobile version was eventually released for Microsoft mobile devices.
Better Browsing Experience
Microsoft Edge is designed to work on the latest operating system. It has built-in features to get any online computing jobs done. There are tools for organizing, researching, and even discovering new contents. Users can expect better battery life when this web browser is accessed in laptops and other mobile devices. Any tabs opened can be organized for reduced clutter. They can be previewed, grouped, and saved so that users don’t have to open all of their favorite pages at once. The web browser integrates Microsoft Cortana where users are guided by a virtual assistant. Users can get automated answers, detailed information for online articles and even deals from any sales. They can also save websites through the Hub. The Hub also displays the browsing history, downloads and more into a single platform. Any online books, webpages and PDF file are optimized by this web browser. Sentences can be phrased, Cortana can research for the selected words, digital books can be synced easily, PDF documents can be directly written, and webpages can be directly printed without the excess ads. Users can learn the proper pronunciation of words via the Learning Tool feature. The web browser also supports Microsoft products and technologies such as Xbox, HoloLens, Mixed Reality, 4K Ultra HD and even Dolby Audio. Users can finally enjoy high-quality contents online as long as their computers or gaming console can handle such intensity.
Surpassing The Standardized Web Browser
Microsoft Edge takes the next step of web browsing by leaping to new HTML engines, along with the integration of various Microsoft technologies. Changing their proprietary web browser proved that Microsoft is still catching up against Google, Safari, and Opera.