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Microsoft Edge is the third feature to be highlighted in the “10 reasons to upgrade”

Microsoft Edge is the third feature to be highlighted in the “10 reasons to upgrade”

by AshwinJuly 22, 2015

Microsoft has uploaded the third video of its promotional campaign, called 10 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10.


And today’s star of the show is the new browser, Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft Edge was originally announced in the Windows 10 conference, in January, when the Redmond Company released Windows 10 Build 9926, and was given the codename Project Spartan. The browser was touted to be a lightweight browser with many modern features, to replace the clunky and outdated Internet Explorer, and the replacement for IE. And the claims were not far-fetched, as the browser is indeed quite excellent.

Microsoft recently announced that Edge performed incredibly well in benchmark tests, which it ran to compare the performance of the browser, with its rivals Google Chrome and Apple Safari.

Edge however lacks many basic features found in modern browsers like Paste and Go, and Right click on text to search.

But Microsoft has already announced that Edge will be improved in the future with more features, including support for syncing browser tabs, passwords, bookmarks, and browsing history.  The Redmond Company is yet to reveal the most anticipated feature in Microsoft Edge, browser extensions. Microsoft is reportedly allowing Google Chrome Extension and Mozilla Firefox Add-On developers, access to some tools, which will allow them to port their extensions to Edge easily.

10 reasons to upgrade: Microsoft Edge

The third video of the promotional campaign, runs for just under a minute, and focuses on highlight Edge’s ability to annotate text directly on webpages and sharing the notes, before moving to showcase the reader mode, real-time search results from the address bar using Bing, and shows a brief glimpse of Cortana working in the browser, and ends the video with the usual “Upgrade to Windows 10” for free,

You can watch the video promo featuring Microsoft Edge right here:

Microsoft has already featured the return of the Start Menu and Live Tiles, in the first video of the campaign, which was followed by highlighting the Personal Digital Assistant, Cortana, in Windows 10 in the second video. The upcoming videos which should run until the launch of Windows 10 are expected to feature Action Center, Continuum (Tablet Mode), Universal Apps and more.

We are just a week away from the launch of Windows 10, which is scheduled for July 29th. Just a reminder,Windows 10 Insiders will be the first to get the final build of Windows 10, following which, the new operating system will be gradually rolled out to all users of genuine Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users, beginning with users who registered for the free upgrade, using the GWX app.