Today during the opening keynote of the Microsoft BUILD developer conference the official name of Microsoft's new web browser was revealed. The new browser has previously been referred to as Project Spartan, and the official name was withheld until today. Today it was revealed to the world that the new browser is called Microsoft Edge, and it will be the primary browser that is built into Windows 10 when it is released to the public. 

There aren't a whole lot of details about Edge at the moment, but Microsoft did play a launch video for the new browser during the BUILD keynote, and they've put it on Youtube for everyone to see. What is known is that the browser has Microsoft's Cortana assistant built in, has a very new and minimalist design, and runs on a new Microsoft built rendering engine called EdgeHTML. The video released by Microsoft also shows some new features like the ability to draw on web pages. 

As more information about Microsoft Edge is revealed during the course of BUILD we'll be sure to bring it to you.

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  • Stahn Aileron - Thursday, April 30, 2015 - link

    I guess you didn't realize the fact that the "license" you linked specifically states it is the PRIVACY STATEMENT for the >>PRE-RELEASE<< version of the OS? Of course MS is gonna collect data on that. How else are they gonna find what needs improvements and/or fixing?

    Stop reading what you want to see and actually read (and hopefully understand) what is actually stated.
  • maximumGPU - Thursday, April 30, 2015 - link

    Well said. This effectively renders his over the top rant meaningless.
  • marraco - Thursday, April 30, 2015 - link

    You are wrong. This is only part of the final license of Windows 10.
    Ask a lawyer. If you were right, it should explicitly state that those are limitations of the Preview version, and it says nothing about that. It is not an "error" to omit it. No lawyer would make such an elemental "error", it is totally intentional.
    It should also collect anonymous information, and it does not at all.

    You are wrong again, because it is a necessary part of the rest of Windows 10 design. Windows 10 doesn't works without it.
    Everything in W10 is designed to innecesarily require access to MS servers, despite not having any functionality requiring a web connection.

    Everything on Windows 10 is designed to fit with it, including lots of "apps" which cannot be removed, like any camera "app", microphone, Cortana, GPS, Onedrive, Store, and other 50 "apps" without any means of uninstallation.

    By the way, you should disclose that you are a Microsoft employee.
  • taisingera - Thursday, April 30, 2015 - link

    They should have called it Microsoft Extractor.

    Sounds cooler and you extract information from the internet and cloud.
  • digiguy - Friday, May 1, 2015 - link

    Maybe it's because I am Italian, but Spartan sounded terrible to me (and I certain almost any Italian would agree). Edge sounds cool to me, makes me think of "future", "leading technology", etc.

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