Microsoft Edge (formerly "Spartan") is a web browser developed by Microsoft. It replaces Internet Explorer in Windows 10 as the default web browser, although Internet Explorer is still retained for compatibility reasons.
Edge is controversial because Microsoft has historically tried to dominate over other vendors by not following industry standards. An exception to this is Microsoft's promotion of HTML 5 as a standard over the widely used Adobe Flash plug-in for sharing and displaying video content. The anniversary version of Edge introduced in 2016 will disable Flash until a user enables it and will disable automatic playing of embedded flash videos.
- Microsoft drives an Edge between Adobe and the web: Flash ads blocked. The Register (April 8, 2016). Retrieved on April 10, 2016.