Posted on: March 9, 2017

Goodbye, Internet Explorer and Hello, Microsoft Edge!

For those who haven’t yet had the pleasure of working on the Windows 10 operating system (and if you haven’t, we strongly urge you to upgrade today!), Microsoft Edge is the brand new web browser that was specifically designed for the OS. This web browser offers a truly cutting-edge experience that is on par with the demands of today’s digital world, all without being overly complex or convoluted. In fact, browsing has never been easier than with Microsoft Edge.

If you’ve long been a fan of Internet Explorer, you may have some concerns about suddenly switching to a new browser. We understand that change can be difficult, but we can assure you that you have absolutely nothing to fear. Microsoft Edge has so much to offer that you’ll soon forget that Explorer ever existed. 

Still not convinced? Read on and see for yourself how the Microsoft Edge Experience will transform your Internet browsing and usage for the better.

Interactive Browsing

Microsoft didn’t just slap a fancy new name and label on its Internet browser and call it a day. As soon as you start using Edge, you’ll notice that it offers a completely different experience. That’s because Edge was designed to empower people to use the Internet in a whole new way. 

Instead of just typing and clicking, users will be able to take advantage of an interactive experience. This is made possible through the offering of a long list of unprecedented features, including Cortana integration. Cortana, Microsoft’s awesome personal assistant, is able to use natural language processing in order to help you search for and find all of the information that you need. Let’s say you’re reading an important article or document online and you come across a word or some bit of information that you need clarification on, or require more depth. All you have to do is highlight the text in question, select “Ask Cortana”, and let the web assistant do her job. She’ll pull up additional information on the topic without requiring you to ever leave or navigate away from the page. Pretty cool, right?

Another helpful and interactive feature that will change the way you browse the web is Microsoft Edge’s set of annotation tools. Here, users can actually write onto a webpage. You can easily take notes, write messages, highlight important texts, mark up corrections, and so much more – all directly to the webpage itself. You can then save and share these mark-ups with friends and colleagues. The possibilities are limitless. In this way, you can communicate and share information more effectively than ever before. Annotations are possible with Edge’s pen, highlight, or type tools. You can even write notes with your finger if you’re using a touch-enabled device.

Minimalism at Its Finest

Microsoft Edge was designed to make your life easier. That’s why the web browser is set up in a way that is streamlined and simple to navigate, sporting a minimalistic interface. Not only does this make it easier for you to get the information you need, it also speeds things up and improves efficiency. Without all the extra baggage of an overly complicated web browser, Edge is able to yield results at lightning speed while preserving your device’s battery life. What’s not to love? 

Simplified Multi-Tasking

Multi-taskers will adore the fact the Microsoft Edge includes features that help to simplify the browsing experience. If you typically have more than one tab open at a time, you can stay more organized than ever before. Edge allows users to take a peek at the pages open on various tabs just by hovering over them – no clicking away from the page that you’re on.

The perks we’ve mentioned here are only the tip of the iceberg. Learn more about all that Microsoft Edge has to offer by talking to one of the experts at Uncommon Solutions today.