Posts in Experimental Platform Features

Screen capture showing Fluent Design in Microsoft Edge. The use of materials like Acrylic allows elements of the background to influence the color and texture of the browser frame.
May 19, 2017 Mobile, PC, Tablet

Microsoft Edge at Build 2017

By Kyle Pflug

Last week, Microsoft welcomed thousands of developers from around the world to Build 2017, where we shared our vision for the future of dozens of products and Build featured a number of exciting sessions for developers building sites and apps… Read more

October 31, 2016 Mobile, PC, Tablet

A peek into the WebAssembly Browser Preview

By Limin Zhu

Following the introduction of , we have been working with other browser vendors including Mozilla, Google, Apple, along with the rest of the WebAssembly community group, to push the performance boundary of the web with WebAssembly is a new, portable,… Read more

Stereoscopic screen capture showing a VR scene of an astronaut exiting a base on Mars.
September 9, 2016 Mobile, PC, Tablet

Bringing WebVR to Microsoft Edge

By Frank Olivier

Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve begun development on experimental WebVR support in Microsoft Edge! WebVR is the next frontier in web graphics, enabling developers to create a wide range of truly immersive experiences for a variety of Innovative… Read more

May 27, 2016 PC, Tablet

Previewing H.264/AVC support for ORTC

By Shijun Sun and Bernard Aboba

Today we’re excited to announce preliminary support for support in the real-time communications (RTC) stack in Microsoft Edge, as initially promised in our April roadmap You can preview this feature in Windows Insider Preview builds starting with EdgeHTML by navigating… Read more

May 17, 2016 Mobile, PC, Tablet

Previewing ES6 Modules and more from ES2015, ES2016 and beyond

By Limin Zhu, Brian Terlson and Microsoft Edge Team

Chakra, the recently open-sourced JavaScript engine that powers Microsoft Edge and Universal Windows applications, has been pushing the leading edge of ECMAScript language   Most of ES2015 (aka ES6) language support is already available in Edge, and last week’s Windows… Read more

Flowchart showing the simplified browser pipeline. Figure 1. Content transformed to the engine model is projected into visual and accessibility views that are presented either as visual or accessible presentation.
April 20, 2016 Mobile, PC, Tablet

Building a more accessible web platform

By Bogdan Brinza and Rossen Atanassov

In February we shared our roadmap for empowering all Microsoft Edge customers through accessibility and inclusive Today, we’re excited to share more about Microsoft Edge’s native support for the modern UI Automation accessibility framework, coming with the Windows 10 Anniversary… Read more

April 18, 2016 Uncategorized

WebM, VP9 and Opus Support in Microsoft Edge

By Microsoft Edge Team

Starting with EdgeHTML , the open-source WebM container format and the VP9 video and Opus audio codecs are supported in Microsoft These are available to websites that use Media Source Extensions (MSE) to adaptively stream video Windows Web Apps (built… Read more