Microsoft lays out plan to add and remove a number of features for the Edge browser after the launch of Windows 10 later this summer. This week, the software giant shared some details on what new features will be added and which will be removed from the Microsoft Edge browser once Windows 10 hits RTM.
According to a presentation slide, Microsoft is planning to bring extension support, including Skype, Reddit, and Pinterest. In addition, we’ll see more ways in which Cortana will be useful to users inside the browser, plus the software maker will include Object RTC and Pointer Lock.
Furthermore, moving forward embracing the modern web, Microsoft plans to remove some “legacy IE technologies”, including ActiveX, VBScript, and a bunch more. This cut of features will reduce the weight of Microsoft Edge by 220,000 lines of code in MSHMTL.
According to Mary Jo Foley from ZDNet, Microsoft’s Silverlight won’t be part of Edge either.
The company also says that removing the above mentioned legacy technologies provides a number of benefits to Edge: “better interoperability with other modern browsers, improved performance, security & reliability, and reduced code complexity, just to name a few”.
Microsoft Edge is already ready shipping with the latest preview version of Windows 10, but the software still carries the “Project Spartan” codename. Microsoft plans to include the new browser in Windows 10 as an app that will be constantly updated on PCs, tablets, and phones. Internet Explorer will also be available as a compatibility solution in Windows 10.