Project Spartan and the Windows 10 January Preview Build

Posted 3 days ago ago at Microsoft Internet Explorer Team with 9 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'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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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 Surface RT tablets won't get Windows 10

Posted 3 days ago ago at The Verge with 1 recent echos

Microsoft unveiled its plans for a free copy of Windows 10 for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users yesterday, but it looks like Windows RT is being left out in the cold. In a statement provided to, Microsoft confirms the Surface Pro 3 and entire Surface Pro lineup will get the update to Windows 10, but Windows RT wont get the full OS. We are working on an update for Surface, which will have some of the functionality of Windows 10. More information to come, says a Microsoft spokesperson. This means...

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SuperSite for Windows: New Year, New Directions

Posted 10 days ago ago at Win Super Site with 1 recent echos

Like many, I was hoping to see a new Lumia flagship before the end of 2014, and while I was pleasantly surprised in some ways by both the Lumia 735 and 830, neither offers the level of performance or best in market camera quality I had come to expected from Microsoft Nokia high end devices. So I pulled the trigger on an unlocked Windows Phone flagship that will hopefully take me through at least the first half of this year. Or until Microsoft gets off its low end fixation and satisfies the needs...

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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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Saints Row IV: Re-Elected & Gat out of Hell Bundle now Available on Xbox

Posted 4 days ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 1 recent echos

: The Saints Row IV: Re Elected & Gat out of Hell Bundle includes the following content: Saints Row IV: Re Elected – Includes the base game, both DLC mission packs, plus 25+ DLC weapons, 15 new vehicles, 60+ wardrobe items, 15 new homies & 6 new superpower elements. Saints Row: Gat out of Hell – For the first time ever, play as the fan favorites Johnny Gat and Kinzie Kensington, alone or in 2 player online co op. Features an open world from hell, new supernatural powers,...

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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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