Tag Archives: Microsoft

Looking ahead: Microsoft Edge for developers in 2016

MS Edge priorities for 2016: better extension API, performance, more ES6 support, WOFF2, Web Notifications and more


We’ve been immersing ourselves in your feedback, reviewing development trends, and meeting with partners and developers around the globe to inform where we take EdgeHTML next. We want to ensure we’re focusing on the most impactful work! In the spirit of continuing our opennness, we’d like to share our priorities for 2016.

Read more from the source: Microsoft Edge Dev Blog

It’s called Windows 10 because old programs would confuse “Windows 9” with “Windows 98”

Cut the crap! The real reason Microsoft skipped Windows 9: old programs check if the version string starts with “Windows 9” to detect 95, 98 and ME


A quote from CNET’s anonymous source:

Microsoft dev here, the internal rumours are that early testing revealed just how many third party products that had code of the form

if(version.StartsWith(“Windows 9”)) { /* 95 and 98 */ } else {

and that this was the pragmatic solution to avoid that.

Read the full article at CNET

Microsoft unveils the Windows 10 operating system, a marginal improvement on Windows 7

Windows 10: What should have been Windows 7.1


BBC News: Microsoft has disclosed the first details of Windows 10 – its next operating system (OS).

The name is a surprise, bearing in mind it represents a jump from the last version – Windows 8.

The software will run on a wide range of devices, from phones and tablets to PCs and Xbox games consoles, with applications sold from a single store.

It also marks the return of the Start Menu, which had been removed from Windows 8.

Read more at BBC News