Recently Microsoft has held the annual Build conference in San Francisco and apart of some cool features we can expect for Windows 10, the company announced that this summer they are going to release the Windows Anniversary Update. Redstone, as it has been called so far, will bring new features as well as stability and performance improvements to Microsoft’s universal operating system. This will be the first big update for consumers and will show us the advantages of Windows as a service. Microsoft Edge is the new browser which has been introduced together with the new OS and which will receive new features and performance improvements as well.
While extensions have found its way into the browser by now, well at least somehow, there are a couple of things still missing. One thing which other modern browsers are offering is the ability to turn off flash on specific websites or for specific content on a website. Microsoft is currently working on bringing something like this tp their new universal browser which will make it easer or users to decide whether they want to run the risky flash plug-in or not and on which websites and for what they want to activate the web plug-in.
The Flash Player web-plugin is known as one of the most risky web tools consumers can use and while there was not really an alternative a few years, there everything done by flash can now be done by flash itself. When the smartphone eras has started this was a big topic and slowly, one manufacturer after another stopped supporting the flash player web plug-in. Nowadays no one is missing the flash player on his mobile device anymore. Unfortunately there are still some websites running this very popular web plug-in which brings some risk to the users. This is a good move from Microsoft in order to get rid of this security vulnerability slowly but surely.
Mainly ads are still using flash technology and while Google has announced to fully dispense on this technology in 2017, Microsoft is ready to follow this movement with this announcement. What do our readers think of this announcement from Microsoft over at their Windows Blog? Drop me a comment below with your opinion on this and stay tuned for more Microsoft related news in the future.
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