Later this year, Microsoft plans to unify the desktop, Android, and iOS versions of its Chromium-based Edge browser under a single codebase, as shown in a slide from the company’s Ignite session video. Microsoft has been adding a number of important features to its Chromium-based Edge browser.
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Microsoft is attempting to unify its Edge browser. The company is looking to use a common codebase for the browser to make the engineering process easier. This will allow developers to reuse existing policies and features across desktop and mobile versions of the browser. The move to a common codebase will also allow Microsoft to innovate on its browser.
Microsoft has been working on a common codebase for all its ERP applications. By doing so, it will make software upgrades more rapid and make switching between different applications easier for customers. This initiative has been called Project Green, and it was initially scheduled to be completed by the end of this year. Microsoft says the codebase will include a common user interface and database functions for all the applications.
Microsoft has been trying to unify their Office codebase for decades. It first split its Office apps into two code bases, one for Windows and one for Mac. Until that point, Office apps were independent and didn’t look like each other. However, that changed in 1990 when Microsoft bundled Office apps for both Windows and Mac computers. The goal was to make all Office apps compatible across platforms. Microsoft tried this first with an Office for Mac app, code-named “Pyramid.”
Microsoft has been stepping up its transparency with the community. Last year, it released open-source versions of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Windows Forms (WinUI) frameworks. While these releases are a step further than previous versions, they’re still decades behind. Microsoft is tackling these issues and is working to make these systems more secure and easy to maintain.