Windows 10 Countdown: Do unexpected things with Microsoft Edge

With now only a week until Windows 10 is officially launched, we’re examining another of the new features to be included in the next generation of Windows. Students and teachers of all ages will use internet browsers for research, work, and collaboration. Microsoft Edge is the all new browser debuting in Windows 10 that allows you to #DoMore when online. For a better understanding of what’s included in Microsoft Edge, we can refer to the following post from the Windows Blog.


Do unexpected things with Microsoft Edge

by The Windows Team

We’re a week away from launch! Next up in our series where we’re talking about cool features in Windows 10 is Microsoft Edge. The all-new browser designed to go beyond browsing to help you do more on the web. With inking capabilities built-in, you can write* or type directly on webpages and share your mark-ups with friends, family, coworkers or anyone you’d like. If you value a premium reading experience, there’s a feature that allows you to clear away distractions from your online articles and a reading list that organizes your favorite reads to enjoy later. The improved address bar helps you to find things faster, and with Cortana** enabled, you can instantly move from searching to doing.


Easily mark up and share web pages

Only Microsoft Edge has the built-in technology that lets you write* or type directly on webpages. Add your thoughts on the page and then easily share it with others or save to OneNote. You can transform any webpage into your canvas with Microsoft Edge.

Best reading. No distractions.

Microsoft Edge delivers the best built-in reading experience. A new reading view option lets you enjoy online articles in a distraction-free layout optimized for your screen size. You can also have any webpage or PDF file saved and organized in your reading list for convenient access later.


Find it faster

In a big improvement over typical address bars, Microsoft Edge makes recommendations to speed you to your online destination. You can also get quick answers for weather, stock, definitions, and calculations, even the most popular fun facts like “What is pi?” – right from the address bar.

Get more done with Cortana built in

Microsoft Edge lets you move quickly from browsing to doing. With Cortana** enabled, you get instant access to key actions like making reservations or reading reviews – without leaving the page you’re on. You can also highlight an unfamiliar term to get a contextual explanation that doesn’t take you away from where you are.

Microsoft Edge sweeps away the obstacles between you and your favorite online activities, for a web experience that’s more personal, responsive, and all about getting things done. Check back tomorrow to see which feature we talk about next!

*Hardware dependent.
**Cortana available in select markets at launch, experience may vary by region and device.

Comments (2)

  1. Cathy says:

    I am not sure what hardware is dependent on being able to use Cortana?  I am so ready to have her in my life!  LOL!

    I would like to be prepared for anything I need to set up on my HP desktop that is 3 yrs old.

    This will be the most wonderful experience ever created for the home user and the world.  I know because I started using IBM DOS based computers  in 1970!

  2. Cathy says:

    YES, I'M GOING TO UPGRADE TO WINDOWS 10 and people will learn that it is a good idea because they have a year to do so!

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