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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First Windows 10 mobile preview, due in February, key to Microsoft's OneCore vision

Posted 5 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 6 recent echos

Tomorrow, January 21, is Microsoft second big reveal event for its coming Windows 10 operating system. The first was in late September, when the company offered an overview of its Windows 10 strategy and technical preview plans. But tomorrow will not be the day Microsoft releases the first preview of the mobile version of its Windows 10 operating system, according sources close to Microsoft. Instead, the first public release of the Windows 10 mobile SKU which sources have said will work on both...

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Microsoft Spartan: Chrome Extensions targeted for native support

Posted 5 days ago ago at Neowin with 3 recent echos

Tomorrow is Microsoft big day when they will pull back the curtain on Windows 10 and show off a new browser. We have been reporting on Spartan since September and at that time, we pointed out that Redmond was working on extensions too. Neowin has learned a bit more about these extensions and how Microsoft plans to make its browser attractive for developers. Spartan will be able to use Chrome extensions and, while we are not sure if they will work 100% natively, the way extensions have been...

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Its the end of October, when the days have already grown short in Redmond, Washington, and gray sheets of rain are just beginning to let up. In several months, Microsoft will unveil its most ambitious undertaking in years, a head mounted holographic computer called Project HoloLens. But at this point, even most people at Microsoft have never heard of it. I walk through the large atrium of Microsofts Studio C to meet its chief inventor, Alex Kipman. The headset is still a prototype being...

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How much does Microsoft make from PC makers with Windows 8.1?

Posted 6 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 2 recent echos

Microsoft still hasnt gone public with how much it plans to charge its PC maker partners OEMs or customers with Windows 10. But thanks to a document published on Microsoft OEM Partner Center site, we do know how much it is charging PC makers for Windows 8.1 on Intel based tablets. And why Microsoft describes its under nine inch screen pricing as zero dollars instead of free. The Windows 8.1 with Bing SKU requires OEMs to set Bing search as the default though users can still change the default...

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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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Windows 10’s new browser will have the most advanced features ever

Posted 17 days ago ago at The Verge with 2 recent echos

A second major feature for Spartan will be the integration of Microsofts Cortana digital assistant. Microsoft is planning to use Cortana to surface information on flights, hotel bookings, package tracking, and other data within the traditional address bar. If you use Cortana to track a particular flight and start to search for American Airlines in the browser address bar, it will automatically display tracked flights and allow Spartan users to view the status of the flight directly. Its a subtle...

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Update: A Chase spokesperson reached out to WinBeta and had this to say about the app removal: We are focusing our support on the products our customers use the most. Starting March 22, 2015, we will no longer support the Chase Mobile App for Windows devices, which few customers use. Those customers can still access through their mobile browser. Chase is one of the largest banks in the United States and the company has had an app on Windows Phone for quite some time now. Today, a new...

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