Gartner Research

Microsoft Edge and IE11 Will Form Its New Windows 10 Bimodal Browser Strategy

Published: 01 June 2015

ID: G00276723

Analyst(s): Michael Silver , David Smith


Microsoft Edge and IE11 form Microsoft's new browser strategy, which represents a change toward compatibility with de facto and formal standards, while providing backward compatibility for enterprises. CIOs need to understand how Edge and other modern browsers will fit into their plans.

Table Of Contents


  • Microsoft's New Browser Strategy
  • Introducing Microsoft Edge — Origins and Underpinnings
  • Beyond Table Stakes
  • A Work in Progress
  • Edge Is Consumer-Focused, but Is Really a Modern Browser That Will Be Used by Enterprises as Well
  • IE Is Effectively Becoming "Intranet" Explorer
  • IE Becomes Legacy
  • Two Prongs for Bimodal
  • Long Term Servicing Branch Complications
  • Recommendations

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