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Microsoft to hold Edge Web Summit 2017 in Seattle this September

Microsoft's Edge Web Summit 2017 will kick off on September 13, the company has announced. This year, the conference will take place in Seattle, giving developers a chance to learn about what's next for Edge and check out sessions on a number of technical subjects.

From Microsoft:

You'll learn how to use exciting new web platform features like Service Worker, Web Authentication, and CSS Grid to build modern, performant experiences with native-like capabilities. And you'll have an opportunity to try out next-generation experiences built with technologies like Progressive Web Apps, WebVR, and lots more.

Microsoft also says that it will have representatives there to help developers squash bugs on their sites and improve the efficiency of their code.

This will mark the third annual Edge Web Summit, with the first having taken place before the browser officially launched. Registration isn't open just yet, but Microsoft promises web developers will be able to get more details and sign up starting next month at the Edge developer portal (opens in new tab).

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

9 Comments
  • Set Tabs Aside is so awesome. Now they just need to finally implement proper Jump Lists.
  • Why is windows central getting slower in publishing articles? Saw this half a day back...
  • ...because they're no machines?
  • I cannot think of a single usage scenario for setting tabs aside?  I lover Edge browser, and use it as my main browser, but that new feature makes no sense to me at all.  If somebody could explain to me how they use it to improve their browsing experience, I would be most grateful.
  • I use it when I have ongoing projects. Want to come back, but also clear tab clutter.
  • For me I'm one of those people who end up having like 10000 tabs open, whether it's on the same topic or not. Sometimes one day I am doing research about say buying a new computer and I'll have a bunch of tabs open on different review sites and then the next day maybe I get sidtracked with researching something else or I get distracted by random youtube videos and have a bunch of tabs open...etc. Basically what ends up happening is I have different windows open with a bunch of tabs open on each window and usually each window has tabs open that are about the same topic or whatever I was doing that day. So setting aside tabs allows me to come back to it later or even be able to close the windows if necessary without losing anything and being able to come back. They're usually not important enough things that I have to bookmark, but that I want open to reference.
  • For me it has become an essential. Instead of different windows left for later cluttering the task bar, I just put the tabs away until I need them again
  • Does web authentication mean Windows hello integration?
  • Finally some PWA love. Seriously behind their 2 main competitors!