Windows 10’s Project Spartan Becomes Microsoft Edge Browser

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Today at Microsoft Build 2015, Microsoft took the wraps off the official name for Project Spartan. Called Microsoft Edge, the new web browser comes with a brand-new rendering engine with the same name, as well as a host of new tools such as annotations and Cortana integration.

Following Windows 10’s multi-platform approach, Microsoft Edge is designed to run on a variety of devices, such as tablets, smartphones and the Xbox One.

Microsoft also took the opportunity to show off their “New Tab” page, which intelligently populates the page with your most commonly visited pages, various Windows apps and other information that is harvested from Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual assistant.

Furthermore, Web Extensions written using HTML and Javascript can be used with the browser. According to Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore, extensions can also be ported from browsers such as Chrome and Firefox with “just a few modifications”.

We aren’t done with Internet Explorer just yet however. Windows 10 will come with both IE and Microsoft Edge to accommodate those who (unfortunately) require the former.