Microsoft Edge provides big battery life benefits when compared to competing browsers. But Microsoft has also documented the changes its making in the Windows 10 Anniversary update. And Edge's battery life advantage is about to get even bigger.
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Windows 10 users who chose Edge will see hours of extra battery life when compared to using competing web browsers, Microsoft said. And it has the data---and a corresponding time-lapse video---to help prove its superiority.
Starting with the Anniversary Update, the Microsoft Edge web browser in Windows 10 supports extensions, which can be used to personalize the browser and add functionality.
Microsoft has long pushed a "better together" strategy where its users see big benefits from using two or more of its products and services together. This week's initial release of the Office Online extension for Microsoft Edge offers such a tie-up.
If you have been wanting an ad block extension for Edge, you now have two options as Adblock and Adblock Plus are now in the Microsoft store.
Google's Chrome browser has passed Internet Explorer to be the most popular desktop browser; ending a multi-decade run by the legacy browser.
While Windows Hello is an interesting and useful implementation of biometric security, it's pretty much relegated to the sign-in process in the shipping version of Windows 10. But that will change with the Anniversary update, which is adding Hello support to Microsoft Edge.
In the next major update to Windows 10, Microsoft is planning to introduce native ad-blocking to the browser.
Microsoft has finally released extensions for Edge and if you are not in the Fast ring but want a closer look, here is a deep dive.
While it's fair to say that Windows 10 shipped in incomplete form last July, one piece of Windows 10 has remained developmentally well behind the rest over the intervening months. I'm referring of course to the Edge web browser.
The next build of Windows 10 sent to insiders is expected to include extensions, a feature many users have been waiting since the release of the OS.
Microsoft will soon be bringing extensions to Edge and while the feature is not shipping yet, we can get an early look at how they will be managed inside the browser.
One of the most well known browser extesnsions has announced its support for Edge but we still do not have a release date for the feature.
Microsoft accidently posted a page that goes into detail about extensions for its Edge browser but we still do not have a release date at this time.
Microsoft has stated that extensions for Edge will not arrive until 2016, the company had previously said they would arrive in late 2015 but that timeline has now slipped.