Microsoft’s Internet Explorer returns as a ‘mode’ inside Edge browser

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer returns as a ‘mode’ inside Edge browser

11:00am, 6th May, 2019
(Bigstock Photo) Internet Explorer is making a comeback, more than three years after Microsoft Microsoft is adding a new “IE Mode” that will bring Internet Explorer into its Edge browser via a tab. This will let businesses run “legacy Internet Explorer-based” apps in Microsoft’s current preferred browser. Microsoft said the move is meant to address the 60 percent of businesses that use multiple browsers. IE Mode is part of a series of changes coming to Edge, headlined by the , the open-source project that also powers Google Chrome, as the platform that will underpin the browser. Microsoft for the Chromium-powered Edge for Windows 10 last month. Edge debuted approximately four years ago as a replacement for Windows Explorer as Microsoft’s primary browser. The company positioned Edge as a fast, lightweight and secure browser option, however, it has been unable to chip away at in browser market share. Despite Microsoft ending support for Internet Explorer years ago, the browser has retained a following, especially for organizations running legacy enterprise applications. Enough so that in March, Chris Jackson, a principal program manager in Microsoft’s Experiences and Devices Group specializing in cybersecurity, authored a blog post as their primary browser. Because developers are no longer building apps for Internet Explorer, users are missing out on broad swaths of the web, according to the blog post. In addition to IE Mode, the next version of Edge will offer users three different levels of privacy controls: unrestricted, balanced and strict. The options adjust how third parties can track users across the web.
Microsoft launches first preview builds of Chromium-powered Edge browser for Windows 10

Microsoft launches first preview builds of Chromium-powered Edge browser for Windows 10

1:15pm, 8th April, 2019
(Microsoft Photo) Microsoft gave a at the next evolution of its Edge web browser built on Chromium, the open-source browser that also powers Google Chrome. Microsoft launched the first preview builds of the Chromium-powered Edge browser today for Windows 10. The company plans to release previews for other operating systems, including macOS, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, later. Microsoft introduced Edge in 2015, and positioned it as a fast, lightweight and secure browser option. However, it has been unable to chip away at in browser market share. This competitive balance adds some extra intrigue to Microsoft’s shift, as Chromium rose to prominence partly due to its ties to Chrome. Microsoft wants users to for the new Edge, and it is offering versions that are updated daily or weekly. , Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Windows Joe Belfiore laid out what the company is trying to accomplish with these early builds. “In these first builds we are very much focused on the fundamentals and have not yet included a wide range of feature and language support that will come later,” Belfiore wrote. “You’ll start to see differences from the current Microsoft Edge including subtle design finishes, support for a broader selection of extensions and the ability to manage your sign-in profile.” as the under-pinning of Edge in December “to create better web compatibility for our customers and less fragmentation of the web for all web developers.” The company has not given a release date for the finished product. As part of its adoption of Chromium, Microsoft pledged to make contrubtions to the open-source project. Belfiore wrote that Microsoft is working directly with Google and the Chromium community in areas like accessibility, touch, ARM64 and others.
Microsoft launches 1st preview builds of Chromium-powered Edge browser for Windows 10

Microsoft launches 1st preview builds of Chromium-powered Edge browser for Windows 10

12:44pm, 8th April, 2019
(Microsoft Photo) Microsoft gave a at the next evolution of its Edge web browser built on Chromium, the open-source browser that also powers Google Chrome. Microsoft launched the first preview builds of the Chromium-powered Edge browser today for Windows 10. The company plans to release previews for other operating systems, including macOS, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, later. Microsoft introduced Edge in 2015, and positioned it as a fast, lightweight and secure browser option. However, it has been unable to chip away at in browser market share. This competitive balance adds some extra intrigue to Microsoft’s shift, as Chromium rose to prominence partly due to its ties to Chrome. Microsoft wants users to for the new Edge, and it is offering versions that are updated daily or weekly. , Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Windows Joe Belfiore laid out what the company is trying to accomplish with these early builds. “In these first builds we are very much focused on the fundamentals and have not yet included a wide range of feature and language support that will come later,” Belfiore wrote. “You’ll start to see differences from the current Microsoft Edge including subtle design finishes, support for a broader selection of extensions and the ability to manage your sign-in profile.” as the under-pinning of Edge in December “to create better web compatibility for our customers and less fragmentation of the web for all web developers.” The company has not given a release date for the finished product. As part of its adoption of Chromium, Microsoft pledged to make contrubtions to the open-source project. Belfiore wrote that Microsoft is working directly with Google and the Chromium community in areas like accessibility, touch, ARM64 and others.