Microsoft Edge

Last Updated on: 23rd November 2023, 12:53 pm

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Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android, iOS, Windows 10, Xbox One, Linux
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
First release: July 29, 2015

Microsoft Edge – originally developed under a name of Project Spartan – Microsoft’s web browser available for Windows 10, which which was released on July 29, 2015. Microsoft Edge is the default browser for the new Microsoft system, it replaced Internet Explorer 11 and supports PCs, tablets, Xbox One consoles and smartphones.

Microsoft Edge has an option of extensive synchronization and includes additional security features that use HTTP/2 capabilities and is based on TLS standards. In addition, the browser is integrated with the Windows 10 security component. This is reflected in the increased tightness of the network login or identity verification process (Microsoft Passport).

It was originally built with Microsoft’s own EdgeHTML and Chakra engines, Edge is currently being rebuilt as a Chromium-based browser, using the Blink and V8 engines.

The browser includes an integrated Adobe Flash Player and a PDF reader.

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