We’ve made a lot of progress, but we’re just getting started. We have a lot of ideas for what the future of Microsoft Edge can be, and want to share them so that you can follow along with our vision as we work to make it a reality. Here’s a look at some of those ideas, tell us what you think!
The web can be overwhelming. It’s easy to lose track of where you are, and it can be difficult to turn the chaos of your tabs and windows into actionable information. The Collections feature is designed to tackle this challenge, using cloud-powered intelligence and an intuitive interface to help you collect, organize, and share content as you travel across the web. Intelligent export to apps like Word and Excel preserves the logical structure of your content, so you can turn a loose collection of paragraphs into a handout with citations, or turn a shopping list into a spreadsheet sortable by price.
We’ve heard from our customers that it’s hard to understand how your data is being used by sites across the web, and you don’t feel always in control of your own data when browsing. The privacy dashboard allows users to choose from clearly labelled preset levels of information sharing, which will automatically configure the browser to protect users with options to configure the exposure to third-party tracking and the impact to site compatibility.
Internet Explorer mode
Many of our enterprise customers rely on a multiple browser solution today, and this experience can be disjointed and confusing. Internet Explorer mode brings full IE11 compatibility to Microsoft Edge for your internal sites, without compromising the modern web experience on the public internet. Internet Explorer mode provides a seamless experience for those who need to access legacy sites. Instead of opening a separate window in Internet Explorer, customers will be able to view and access those legacy sites directly in the next version of Microsoft Edge.
While these features are not yet a part of Microsoft Edge preview builds, we are excited to bring you along on our journey. Let us know your thoughts, and check back here for updates as we continue to make progress, and share new information about what’s coming next.