Posts in New Platform Features

May 25, 2017 Mobile, PC, Tablet

Accessibility improvements in EdgeHTML 15

By Microsoft Edge Team

In last year’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update, we introduced a new architecture for web accessibility, enabling a more accessible web with Microsoft With this dramatically improved foundation, we’ve been hard at work improving the experience even more in EdgeHTML 15… Read more

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

Circular tree map showing "DOM Tree" at the center, surrounded by "JS Binding," "Editing," "Spellcheck," "Events," and "Attributes."
April 19, 2017 Mobile, PC, Tablet

Modernizing the DOM tree in Microsoft Edge

By Microsoft Edge Team

The DOM is the foundation of the web platform programming model, and its design and performance impacts the rest of the browser However, its history and evolution is far from a simple Over the past three years, we've embarked on… Read more

Surface Books instrumented for direct power measurement, running a looping browser test in a performance lab.
April 14, 2017 Mobile, PC, Tablet

Better battery life with Microsoft Edge

By Brandon Heenan

There’s a good chance you’ve noticed that Microsoft Edge and other popular browsers have recently been focused on improving battery We've been paying particular attention to this with Windows 10, and the response has been Windows users spend more than… Read more

Illustration of a dog wearing a sweater in an urban park
March 24, 2017 Mobile, PC, Tablet

CSS Custom Properties in Microsoft Edge

By Greg Whitworth

Beginning with EdgeHTML 15 in the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft Edge introduces support for CSS Custom Properties, a new primitive value type to fully cascade variables across CSS You can preview CSS Custom Properties in Windows Insider Preview builds… Read more