Microsoft's Spartan browser: What's under the hood

Posted 3 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 3 recent echos

Before Microsoft January 21 Windows 10 reveal, a lot of information had leaked about Microsoft new Windows 10 browser, codenamed Spartan. During yesterday event, Microsoft officials showed off a glimpse of Spartan in action, promising that it would be available to testers in its Technical Preview program in the coming months. The first public preview of Windows 10 mobile for Windows Phones and under eight inch tablets is coming in February, but it wont include Spartan, Microsoft officials...

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Project Spartan and the Windows 10 January Preview Build

Posted 3 days ago ago at Microsoft Internet Explorer Team with 2 recent echos

Yesterday, we announced that Windows 10 will ship with a brand new browser, codenamed “Project Spartan.” Designed for Windows 10, Spartan provides a more interoperable, reliable, and discoverable experience with advanced features including the ability to annotate on web pages, a distraction free reading experience, and integration of Cortana for finding and doing things online faster. Spartan is a single browser designed to work great across the entire Windows 10 device family from...

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Microsoft is turning Skype into its own version of iMessage in Windows 10

Posted 3 days ago ago at The Verge with 2 recent echos

The new Messaging app works by integrating Skype, allowing you to chat to Skype contacts or initiate video audio calls. All the conversations are synced between PCs, tablets, and phones, and the new app looks like a lightweight version of Skype. Its also identical to the Messages app on OS X, with the same two panel interface and circular UI for contact photos. Microsoft has started linking Skype usernames with mobile numbers to make it easier to find friends who are using the service without...

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Microsoft's 'Spartan' browser: More details leak

Posted 17 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 1 recent echos

More rumored details are leaking about Microsoft new browser, codenamed Spartan, that will be a key piece of its Windows 10 platform. Spartan, a new Microsoft browser that will use the Trident rendering engine and the Chakra JavaScript engine that are part of Internet Explorer, is not just another new IE release, sources told me a week or so ago. Spartan is expected to look and work more like lightweight browsers such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, sources have said. It allegedly will...

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Making It Better: Updates for ASP.NET 5 in Visual Studio 2015 CTP 5

Posted 9 days ago ago at ASP.NET Team with 1 recent echos

It been about two months since we released the first beta of ASP.NET 5, and today we happy to announce that ASP.NET 5 Beta2 is available. For developers using Visual Studio, youll find great new tools to support and enhance your development process. All ASP.NET developers will be able to take advantage of a new runtime and many product quality improvements. You can download and install Visual Studio 2015 CTP5 by following the link at the top of the http: asp.net vnext page. If you want to try...

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Watch Microsoft annotate The Verge with the new Windows 10 web browser

Posted 4 days ago ago at The Verge with 1 recent echos

When Microsoft unveiled Project Spartan, its new Windows 10 web browser, we couldnt help but notice one of the tabs was our report from early January. Sure enough, Microsoft Joe Belfiore used the article to highlight Spartan note taking feature. I saw this and I said, oh baby. Sometimes you guys dont get it right and sometimes you do. Hey, at least he has a good sense of humor about leaks.

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Microsoft Office 'universal' to be free on Windows 10 phones, small tablets

Posted 3 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 1 recent echos

As expected, Microsoft officials showed off the coming touch first Windows Store version of Office for Windows during the company second Windows 10 reveal event on January 21. On January 22, Microsoft posted a blog offering a closer look at the new touch first Office apps Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook and Calendar that are in the works. Microsoft is calling this touch first suite Office for Windows 10. The desktop version is going to be more fully featured, most likely include...

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On January 21st, Microsoft held a Windows 10 event for select media members, showcasing the company progress with Cortana, the new Spartan browser, and much more. During the event, Microsoft revealed that over 1.7 million Windows Insiders who are helping providing over 800,000 bits of feedback. Back in December of 2014,  there were 1.5 million insiders with over 450,000 of them being highly active. In a new tweet today by Gabriel Aul, the man who is front and center with Windows 10, we have...

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