On 29th July 2015 Microsoft will be launching the long-awaited Windows 10 which will feature the new browser Microsoft Edge. Windows 10 is a free upgrade for qualified Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 Update and Windows Phone 8.1 devices.* This free upgrade is offered for one year after Windows 10 is available.
The new version of Windows is set to build on the Windows 8 base with improved desktop and security features. For users who prefer the Start menu to the controversial Charms Bar there is good news, as the pop up Start menu is back for Windows 10. Users will also be able to pin apps to the Start menu and group apps so that most used apps are at your fingertips. It also enables apps to look and work great in all modes, on all devices.
The new browser Microsoft Edge is an all new browser with features designed to give users a better web experience. With new features such Inking; giving users the ability to type notes directly onto web pages, Share; enabling interesting web pages to be sent to others, Reading View to read without distractions and a Reading List to save interesting reads for later. Edge aims to be more responsive and streamlined than previous browsers. In addition, the Hub allows users to collect favourites, history and downloads from the web all in one place and the faster address bar search all help to save users time and make searching and using the web more efficient.
The Quality Assurance team at Webroster have been able to conduct limited testing of Webroster.net online rostering software on the preview version of Microsoft Edge ahead of the launch on 29th July 2015. The results so far are looking promising, with the advice being that if you intend to upgrade to Windows 10 immediately, Microsoft Edge should be used with caution when accessing Webroster.net until it can be fully tested on the final released version.
*Some devices may be excluded from the upgrade, the Windows 10 Upgrade Advisor app can help you check for any compatibility issues.