In 2015, Microsoft launched its first new browser in 20 years: Microsoft Edge. After 8 months, it's on a great trajectory but we're just getting started. Join us to learn about the progress we've made, feedback we've heard, and a whirlwind tour of improvements coming soon.
by Jacob Rossi
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. In this session we'll take you through our plans for 2016, starting with our upcoming release and concluding with some longer-term investigations and investments in the future of the web platform.
by Clarice Chan
We designed Microsoft Edge to work the way you do, with cool features that let you do more right in the browser. In this talk we'll walk through how we're learning from feedback to build a vision for the future of the browser, from top-requested power-user features to major investments in new ways to look at the web.
by David Weston
Browser exploits are a big deal. Browsers present a huge target population and extensive attack surface, and in recent years attack methods have matured and been productized like never before. In this talk we'll walk through what we're doing to make Edge safer than any browser we've ever shipped with improvements like MemGC, module code integrity, and AppContainer isolation.
by Rob Trace
Whether we are on social media, shopping or banking, almost all of our connections have the same first experience: enter your username and password. Enter the FIDO Alliance and the W3C. The FIDO Alliance is a collection of organizations working to move the web off of the password dependency and on to a cryptographically strong credentials. In this talk, we'll introduce you to .msCredential, an experimental version of the FIDO API implemented in Microsoft Edge, powered by Windows Hello.
All users appreciate a fast and responsive website. The Windows Performance Toolkit is one of the most powerful tools available for analyzing performance. In this session, you'll learn the basics of recording and analyzing a trace with the Windows Performance Toolkit. We will also go into a few of the tricks used by the Edge team's performance engineers to optimize sites.
There are so many potential projects we could spend our time on, but like most engineering teams, we have limited time. Since our time is finite, how do we go about deciding which features, bugs, or enhancements should get this valuable resource? Ultimately, it comes down to a variety of inputs, and one of the most important inputs is data. Come learn about some new tools that we’re making public to help you see how this data plays into the decision making process.
by Bernard Aboba and Robin Raymond
Modern browsers are rapidly converging on a set of standardized APIs for plugin-free, interoperable real-time communications. This session will cover development of real-time communications applications for the web and mobile devices using Microsoft Edge as well as open source libraries to enable interoperability across platforms and mobile devices.
by Mark Roberts
Mark Roberts, Software Engineer on Twilio’s SDK Team, will describe how Twilio brought ORTC support to their WebRTC SDK, lessons learned along the way, and Twilio’s ORTC roadmap.
(Breakout session on the second floor.)
In this talk we will look at some of the new features in the Edge developer tools and how they can make your life as a developer easier. We’ll be focusing on performance and accessibility with examples of how to fix real world issues using the Edge developer tools.
by Ari Sigal
Part of powering the web platform for hundreds of millions of customers is figuring out what to do with all the bugs - bugs in the browser, bugs in web sites, and bugs in framework and third party apps. Our ecosystem team works with developers of every size to chase down issues impacting our mutual customers and to build a better browser for everyone. Take a look at how we do that, how you can get a hold of us, and some new tools to make it easier than ever to give feedback on EdgeHTML.
by Colleen Williams and Rory Fairweather
Extensions have been the top-requested end-user feature of Microsoft Edge since we launched, and we're excited to be previewing extensions in Edge starting with Windows Insider Preview build 14291. In this talk we'll walk through how we're working to build a trustworthy extensions ecosystem, while making it easy for developers to easily write interoperable extensions that enhance the browsing experience.
EdgeHTML doesn't just power Microsoft Edge - it powers the Windows Universal Platform. Learn how to bring your website experience into the Windows Store in minutes. Leverage your web workflows to develop and deploy code on your server and access native Windows APIs. Learn how to mix and match server code with local client code. Bring your website URL and build apps live to win cool prizes!
Questions about what's next? Trouble with a bug? We'll have representatives from across the team to answer your questions in-person and from the live-stream.
It's been a long day! Join us after the day's sessions for an afterparty co-hosted with SmashingConf SF, featuring Smashing's Jam Sessions and a hosted bar. Relax, unwind, and make some friends! Open to all attendees of Edge Web Summit and SmashingConf SF 2016.
4th April 2016