Category: Author: Sterling Shaw
Microsoft recently announced that they would be introducing a new web browser alongside the release of their new OS due out the end of this summer. This may not come as a surprise to many, after all, Microsoft is known for updating their browser quite often. So what makes this change different and why should you care?
The main difference this time around is that it is not an update, or rather they are not coming out with Internet Explorer 11, 12, 50 or whatever iteration of the same old browser they are on now. Instead they are toting the change as a completely new web browsing experience. They even gave it a shiny new name; ”Microsoft Edge”.
This is good news because many hate Internet Explorer, It’s a slow, cluttered and buggy browser. For those of us who make a living creating websites Internet Explorer is an absolute nightmare! According to Microsoft many of the issues that have been plaguing us for years have been addressed and fixed. Some of the cool features that Microsoft Edge brings to the table include faster searching, the ability to sketch, highlight and annotate right within the browser, and Cortana integration (kinda like Siri right in your browser)
While all of these things sound great, only time will tell if Microsoft can deliver on their promise of a better browsing experience. As for Internet Explorer, I believe we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with the introduction of a new browser. While we shouldn’t expect Microsoft to just drop IE all together, I think we can expect them to slowly phase it out, and that my friends is good enough for me!