The new browser, part of the Windows 10 platform, may include Cortana integration, digital-inking support and grouped tabbing, according to sources.
Looking beyond traditional software makers, Microsoft will make a dedicated push to recruit students, startups and "developers not currently supporting our platforms."
The software giant is planning to roll out a new browser when it debuts Windows 10, according to sources. But IE isn't going completely away.
Arcadia, which is being built on Microsoft's Azure cloud, would replace the discontinued "Rio" game-streaming technology.
Microsoft rolls out its first public preview of Skype's instant translation service, which is initially available on Windows 8.1 PCs and tablets.
Microsoft is continuing its cross-platform push, bringing a number of its MSN-branded consumer apps to devices beyond those running Windows and Windows Phone.
Microsoft's 'Bingification' of applications official begins with its integration of Bing into Word Online.
The company's chief operating officer elaborates on plans announced in September, saying a "developer preview" will come out the middle of next year.
The company is working on its next preview releases of Windows 10 for desktops, mobile devices and servers. Here's the latest from tipsters about what to expect when.
The purchase of the iOS and Android e-mail app maker could signal that Microsoft is planning a native mobile email app for Outlook.