Microsoft is making a big shift to its strategy with Microsoft Edge, the default browser in Windows 10, and the successor to Internet Explorer. Microsoft is ditching its own web engine, and instead moving to the Google-created Chromium standard, which powers the market-leading Google Chrome. This could fix a big annoyance with Microsoft Edge, namely the fact that some websites don’t work properly in the browser. Microsoft Edge will also be released for Windows 7, Windows 8, and notably, Apple MacOS. It also means that Microsoft will work with Google and others to improve Chromium, meaning that some underlying Edge technology could start popping up in Chrome and other browsers. It’s official: Microsoft Edge, the default web browser on Windows 10, will be moving over in the next year to support the Google-born Chromium web engine. Edge was introduced in 2015 as the successor to Internet Explorer. … [Read more...] about Microsoft will release its first web browser for Apple’s Mac computers in 15 years as it makes a major change to its Microsoft Edge strategy
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Microsoft recently achieved the 'enviable' position of edging out Apple as the world's most valuable company. Wall Street is happy, investors are ecstatic, and Microsoft's bean counters are patting themselves on the back for a job well done. Unfortunately for the Redmond-based company, not everyone has leaped onto the celebratory bandwagon. There are a segment of consumers, Microsoft enthusiasts to be exact, who have or are contemplating jumping ship on Microsoft's ecosystem of products and services. Admittedly, given the success of Office 365, Azure and other growing segments the impact would likely be minimal. Microsoft knows this, has likely measured the cost and quite frankly probably doesn't care all that much. The road to Microsoft's current industry-esteemed position is littered with the collateral damage of betrayed consumers, abandoned products, multiple shifts in direction, botched updates, overly aggressive update practices, and notoriously poor communication. Microsoft … [Read more...] about Microsoft is now the world’s most valuable company — and it’s less trustworthy than ever
Dec 04, 11:53 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Ken Manbert Salcedo 12/04/18 AT 11:52 PM Microsoft’s Edge web browser may have been a lot better than Internet Explorer, but it looks like it will soon be replaced on Windows 10. A new report claims that Microsoft is building an all-new default web browser on its operating system that will be powered by Chromium.Information on Microsoft’s plans was first reported by Windows Central. The site claims that Microsoft may officially announce its plans in the coming weeks. Microsoft Edge was introduced in 2015 as the new default web browser on Windows 10. It was designed to be fast, lightweight and secure, and it was built using the new rendering engine called EdgeHTML.Despite being faster and more reliable than its predecessor, Microsoft Edge struggled to get people to use it. At launch, it was plagued with various issues, including those related to … [Read more...] about Microsoft Edge To Be Replaced By New Chromium Browser On Windows 10
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Microsoft Is Worth as Much as Apple. How Did That Happen? Supported by BySteve Lohr Nov. 29, 2018 Just a few years ago, Microsoft was seen as a lumbering has-been of the technology world. It was big and still quite profitable, but the company had lost its luster, failing or trailing in the markets of the future like mobile, search, online advertising and cloud computing. Its stock price languished, inching up 3 percent in the decade through the end of 2012. It’s a very different story today. Microsoft is running neck and neck with Apple for the title of the world’s most valuable company, both worth more than $850 billion, thanks to a stock price that has climbed 30 percent over the past 12 months. So what happened? The company built on its strengths There is a short-term explanation for … [Read more...] about Microsoft Is Worth as Much as Apple. How Did That Happen?
Microsoft has impacted the world with technologies that have improved the lives of millions. Though Microsoft and other companies are pursuing profits and seeking to satisfy investors, there is a level of altruism guiding many of these companies' pursuits. Many Microsoft technologies have made things better for countless people. Here we talk about five of those technologies. Microsoft's Immersive Reader Microsoft's Immersive Reader helps improve reading fluency, confidence and provides text-decoding tools for children with dyslexia, a language-based learning disability that affects millions of people worldwide. Immersive Reader is a product of a 2015 hackathon where it debuted on Microsoft's OneNote. It is now accessible on the web, Windows, iPad, and Macs via Word, OneNote, and Outlook. Microsoft's Principal Project Manager for Education Mike Tholfsen's passionate embrace of education fuels his pursuit to ensure Microsoft's inclusive design mission is part of his approach to … [Read more...] about 5 Microsoft technologies to be thankful for this Thanksgiving