The Windows 10 upgrade was released late last week, and with it came a new web browser – Microsoft Edge. Formerly codenamed Project Spartan, Edge is the default web browser in Windows 10. Internet Explorer 11 is also included with the new OS, but is basically unchanged from the version of IE11 found in Windows 7 and 8.1.
Although it might be a while until Windows 10 gains widespread enterprise adoption, it’ll likely have reasonably swift uptake in the home so Edge will start becoming an important browser for cloud-based systems that are designed to be used outside of the enterprise within 6 months or so.
First Impressions of Edge
It’s actually pretty nice. It’s clean, unobtrusive (unlike those Firefox skins) and snappy to use. It doesn’t work for all websites however – some sites give the following:
This is controlled by a ‘blacklist’ of sites however, so there’s no need to worry about your Fusion or Taleo implementations giving this message.
Edge and Taleo
So, does it work with Taleo? The answer is Yes, it certainly seems to. I’ve spent a fair amount of time noodling through some ‘difficult’ pages and they look OK. I compared with Cedar’s internal Taleo 14A (TEE) environment and it looks like it renders everything well. I checked configurations pages, the Recruiting Center (which loads, even with the Adobe Flex content) and even a career section:
Edge and Fusion
So, does it work with Fusion? Mostly, yes. The first time I tried to log on it stalled on the sign-on page, but when I refreshed it logged straight in. I couldn’t get it to do it again, so maybe it was just a one-off glitch.
The rest seemed to perform well.