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Did Google Sabotage the Web to Force Developers to Adopt Chromium?

Microsoft was the latest company to announce that it would veer away from its current web browser developer platform and instead begin adopting Chromium. Chromium is an open source platform to ensure a more compatible web, however, it should be noted that even though it’s under the category of “open source,” Google owns the project and can have veto power over anything submitted. Microsoft’s announcement is a big one and leaves only Firefox as a major web browser still developing outside of Chromium. Hints of Microsoft Edge’s new Chromium-based nuances should start to filter out for testing in early 2019. But, one ex-Edge engineer says that its possible that Google sabotaged pieces of the web to deviously force web browser makers to adopt Chromium. “For ...

Microsoft Sheds Light on Remaining Questions Around Moving Edge to Chromium Including Chrome Extension Support

Microsoft is rarely completely clear when communicating product or direction changes. The primary reason is that things tend to change between inception and completion. It’s difficult to stick a hard target on a date and feature set when digging into the details can most times alter direction. The recent announcement that Microsoft will switch its web browser, Edge, to run on Chromium has left additional questions about how it will work. Microsoft has provided some clarification: Existing UWP apps (including PWAs in the Store) will continue to use EdgeHTML/Chakra without interruption. We don’t plan to shim under those with a different engine. We do expect to offer a new WebView that apps can choose to use based on the new rendering engine. We expect to provide support for PWAs ...

Want to Test the Chromium-infused Version of Microsoft Edge? Sign-up Here

As reported, Microsoft will be moving to Chromium as the basis for its own Microsoft Edge web browser. This allows the company to update the browser more often than Windows, make it more compatible with the real web, gain access to the thousands of extensions available, and make it available on more platforms (Windows 7, 8.1, and Mac). The company wants to jump-start the process for developers, to keep them on-board with upcoming changes. To do this, a new Microsoft Edge Insider program is now available and Microsoft is offering developers the change to participate: Calling all developers and tinkerers: your voices will help us shape the next version of Microsoft Edge. Sign up to be the first to know when preview builds are available. Sign-up here: Microsoft Edge Insider  

Microsoft Using Chromium to Enhance Edge, Not Replace It

UPDATE: After all the hubbub over this issue over the last few days, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore has penned a blog post to better communicate his company’s direction for Microsoft Edge. See: Microsoft Edge: Making the web better through more open source collaboration This communication falls directly in line with what we reported originally. New bits include that Microsoft will make this revamped Edge available for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Mac. It will also be updated more regularly than Windows 10. This piece is a “has-to” component for Microsoft. There’s no other way to do it since Chromium is updated so regularly. Original article… According to sources, the news that Microsoft is replacing its Windows 10 browser, Edge, isn’t quite as accurate as...

Microsoft Ending Edge’s Run, Moving to a Chromium-based Browser in Windows

UPDATE December 5, 2018: Microsoft Using Chromium to Enhance Edge, Not Replace It Original article… As Spartan, Microsoft’s Edge web browser was to be shiny, new and able to win usage away from Google’s dominating Chrome browser. Three years on, and Edge is a flop. Customers have known it for a long while with most opting to use an alternate way to surf the Internet. And, in most cases, that is Chrome. Microsoft recently began helping Google develop a Chrome option for the forthcoming ARM processor push for Windows. In light of this, its now been unearthed over at WindowsCentral.com that Microsoft’s efforts along these lines are even deeper as the company is secretly ending its development with the EdgeHTML protocol to replace Edge on Windows with a Chromium-based o...

Microsoft Redirecting Its Entire Bulk of Edge Chakra Documentation to the MDN Project Wiki

In another show of openness and support for an open Internet, Microsoft is redirecting its documentation content that exists on its newer docs.microsoft.com platform to the MDN Project community platform. Today the Microsoft Edge JavaScript engine, Chakra, joins the community-wide effort to make MDN web docs the web’s one-stop, premiere development reference, starting by redirecting all 500+ pages of Microsoft’s JavaScript API reference from docs.microsoft.com to their MDN counterparts and porting our legacy JS extensions reference for historical and servicing purposes. What is MDN Web Docs? MDN Web Docs is a wiki on which we document the open Web, Mozilla technologies, and other developer topics. Anyone is welcome to add and edit content. You don’t need to be a programmer or know a ...

Microsoft Edge Web Browser Now Available for Android and Apple Tablets

Microsoft has been dabbling into Android and iOS with its Edge web browser over the past few months, attempting to deliver a solid experience for non-Microsoft devices. The company has now released full-fledged iterations of the browser for Android tablets and iPads. Get it for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.emmx Get it for iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-edge/id1288723196?platform=ipad&preserveScrollPosition=true#platform/ipad Features: Continue on PC: Go anywhere and pick up where you left off by seamlessly moving content between your mobile device and PC (requires Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update). Data Sync: Your favorites, passwords, and reading list are synced across your devices, so no matter the device, your browser is alway...

Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android Leaves Beta

Microsoft’s mobile web browser built on its Windows 10 Internet browser, Edge, has finally left beta. The browser is available in the respective stores to download and install. One of the more interesting features is how it works with the desktop version of Windows 10 to allow users to continue where they left off. On iTunes: Microsoft Edge for iPhone On Google Play: Microsoft Edge for Android Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in Dallas, Texas in 2018!

Microsoft’s Edge Browser Coming to iOS and Android

It might be the best use of Microsoft’s time if it worked to get its Windows 10 browser working better on Windows 10 first, but the company is now talking about bringing Microsoft Edge to alternate platforms, iOS and Android. Microsoft Edge for iOS is available starting today in preview, with Microsoft Edge for Android available soon in preview. The company then says this… One of the most common requests we hear from people who use Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 PCs is “we want our browser experience to move to our phones”. Edge has barely scratched the browser market share – if it shows up at all on any charts or graphs. The browser’s inconsistencies and common bugs have forced many more people to move to Google’s Chrome than ever before, so “people who u...

Microsoft Edge Web Summit 2017 Keynote

Charles Morris kicks off Microsoft Edge Web Summit 2017 with a whirlwind tour of what’s new in Microsoft Edge in EdgeHTML 16, and some exciting announcements about what’s in store for the year ahead. Then, join Yan Zhong and Adam Barrus for a behind-the-scenes conversation on building the Microsoft Edge client app. You’ll learn our approach to developing more usable, accessible, and innovative experiences for the web on Windows. We’ll give you insight into our sources of feedback, and how they played a role in building some of the new features coming soon to Microsoft Edge.   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Cisco Exposed Vulnerability in Microsoft Edge Still Not Patched

Microsoft has a conundrum on its hands. The browser in Windows 10, which the company initially announced as revolutionary, contains a flaw that could allow an attacker to exploit the web browser and bypass the Content Security Policy. Microsoft continues to tout Windows 10 as the most secure Windows ever, yet this intrusion point exists and according to Cisco… Microsoft stated that this is by design and has declined to patch this issue. All other major browsers have been patched according to the vulnerability assessment: Vulnerability Spotlight: Content Security Policy bypass in Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and Apple Safari Microsoft Edge has yet to win over many new converts with Google’s Chrome still leading the browser market. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical c...

Microsoft Edge Extension: FlyView for SharePoint and Office 365 Sites

For those tasked with administering and managing SharePoint and Office 365 sites, a new extension for Microsoft Edge takes away some of the pains of using Microsoft’s latest web browser. FlyView is a dynamic menu plugin that is automatically displayed in your browser when you login to a SharePoint Site. Now you explore and search your sites, libraries, lists, documents, setting options and more with lightning speeds. Simply put, something that would take minutes in the past can now be done within seconds with the help of FlyView. On average a typical SharePoint user would be saving 10-20 minutes per day, that means less frustration and more fun. The extension is free and supports… On-premises: SharePoint 2013, 2010, 2007 and Office 365. SharePoint Online: Office 365, 2016, 2013...

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