It’s long known that Microsoft is developing a new web browser in Windows 10 to replace the aged Internet Explorer. The new web browser was codenamed “Project Spartan”, and has been made available for free usage to Windows Insider who installed Windows 10 since build 10049. Now, the Project Spartan has an official name, Edge.

Microsoft has announced at Build 2015 that Microsoft Edge is the final and official name for the new web browser for Windows 10. Microsoft Edge browser hopes to recapture lost ground in market share by focusing on simplicity and minimalism. It features note taking and sharing, reading pane, offline reading, Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant integrated, all-new New Tab Page, and brand new web-based extension model, with support web extensions made via HTML and Javascript and add-ons from Chrome and Firefox with minor code adjustments.

Microsoft Edge Web Browser

Check out the Microsoft promo video for Microsoft Edge:

The name of the new browser is still unchanged at “Project Spartan” in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10074, but it’s expected to bear the new name “Edge” in future builds going forward.