Microsoft announces Microsoft Edge browser

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So I've talked about the lock screen, the start screen, Cortana. There's one other really big feature in Windows 10 that has relevance to this conversation to all of you as developers and that is Project Spartan, Project Spartan, Project Spartan. You know, I have to admit, our PR team has been giving me and us a hard time because they say it's not a great idea to keep saying Project Spartan when that's not really the name. Of the web, would you like to hear the name of the new web browser in widows 10? [APPLAUSE] Okay lets run the video [APPLAUSE] [MUSIC] [APPLAUSE] Microsoft Edge is the browser built for Windows ten, and it will be available on the widest range of Window's ten devices. And for us, the name refers to the idea of being on the edge of consuming and creating. It refers to the, the developer notion of being closest to the modern capabilities of the web. And so, it is a browser that end users will think about for getting things done. For things like note taking on the Internet, for a great way of reading and consuming content. And it's a browser that has Cortana built in, so it learns the things that you care about and helps you get things done. I'm not gonna go show any of that stuff, we've shown that before. As developers, there are a few reason why you're going to care about Microsoft Edge. You're gonna care about the blazing fast core technology that's inside it and you'll hear more about that in a talk tomorrow. You're going to care that we're writing it as a universal windows app proving out the platform. And you're also going to care, cuz we're gonna make it help users. Discover and engage with your apps and your sites. So let me come over here and show you some of what we're doing there. And I'm gonna come down here to the e icon on the task bar, which now has a completely different and better meaning than it has for a while. And open up Microsoft Edge. Now the first thing that I wanna show you that's new is the new Tab page that we're adding to Microsoft Edge. Today in IE the task of starting a new Tab and starting new web browsing happens over a billion times a day so this is a heavily used piece of UI. And you'll see how we're gonna take advantage of Cortona's presence in the browser, and understanding of you. Along with an understanding of value and the ecosystem to give users a great way to start their web browsing experience, or to discover other things. So you can see of course I can type to enter a web address or search. Up here are my top sites. And in some cases there's an app available for the sites in the store, so we make that discoverable and available. As I scroll down you'll see here's some featured apps that we're showing. Here's a lot of news stories that are relevent to me. In fact my sports favorites you saw in Cortona and my stock watch list in Cortona. Those are represented right here in the new tab page that's an example of Cortona helping To compose this in a way that's useful to me. So that's new tab, and we've been testing this a ton, and we're optimistic about its opportunity to help people discover and connect with work that you all do on the web, and in apps. Now there's another big thing that we're doing in Microsoft Edge that has huge relevance to you, and that is enabling users to engage with your site I give you a shot at starting to write some web code which you may put into an app via web extensions built into Microsoft Edge. So I'm going to show you a couple of web extensions. This is HTML and JavaScript web extensions using web standards that people have been writing for Firefox and Chrome for quite a while. We've grabbed a couple of these from Chrome, with just a few minor modifications. And we're lighting them up right up here in Microsoft X. So first thing how many Reddit users do we have? Yes? Come on, you must be Reddit users. For those Most of you who are power Reddit users, maybe in the, some of the other browsers, you've tried the Reddit enhancement suite, which modifies the markup on Reddit to make it easier to find images and scroll pages. But we've brought that to Microsoft edge as I said, with just a few changes. So as I scroll down here, you'll see that web has been altered. Via this little paw print here that I can use to expand. And his little pig nose just killed me too as I look at this cute image. Is that a cat or a mouse? I don't even know. And as I scroll down here, you'll see the never-ending Reddit modifies the page to continue to expand it as we go. There was virtually no work to take this from the Chrome extension store and run this. This is standard spaced. HTML and JavaScript, just running here as part of an extension. Now another example which certainly matters in terms of user engagement. Up here you'll see, we've added a Pinterest extension, to the browser toolbar. And when I click that This is gonna interact with the, the markup on the page, to show all of the images that were generated by the Reddit Enhancement Suite. And now I can find tons of things here that are incredibly cute, that I might pin to one of the many Pinterest cute animal boards that I, and I know all of you keep just for this sort of thing. So, with Project Spark with Microsoft Edge and the, the new support for these extensions, you'll see how we're gonna enable people to discover and engage with code that you're propping up on the web, and as I said, of course you can bring that into an app as well. [NOISE]

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