Microsoft Reveals Internet Explorer Successor, Microsoft Edge. Previously Codenamed Project Spartan

Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge

At Build Developer conference, Microsoft revealed Microsoft Edge, the successor to Internet Explorer, which is developed under codename Project Spartan.

Earlier this year Microsoft revealed that it was working on a new browser designed to succeed Internet Explorer. The new browser was under development with codename Project Spartan. Today, at BUILD 2015 developer conference, Microsoft officially revealed the name of this browser – Microsoft Edge.

According to Microsoft, the Edge name refers to being on the edge of consuming and creating. Microsoft is calling Edge “a browser built for doing,” with a simple, no-frills design and access to tools for enhancing the browsing experience.

Microsoft Edge features built-in reading lists, digital ink annotation – that allows users annotate, draw, and take notes right within the browser, Cortana – a virtual personal assistant – integration, distraction-free reading mode, a tab page for getting to frequently-used apps quickly and more. Microsoft Edge also has built-in support for Chrome and Firefox extension, this means existing extensions of Firefox and Chrome can be quickly repackaged and submitted to Microsoft’s extension portal. This gives Edge users a wealth of extensions to use shortly after the browser launches.

Microsoft Edge will be the default browser in Windows 10, but it will not replace Internet Explorer. The reason for this is that many of Microsoft’s Enterprise customers use Internet Explorer.

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