Project Spartan Teams Up with Windows 10 Build 10049

Project Spartan Teams Up with Windows 10 Build 10049

The end is nigh. An era of Internet Explorer dominance and subsequent decline is coming to a close.

Windows 10 Build 10049 has just launched. The headline feature is the brand new Project Spartan browser: a browser designed for the modern, mobile web and easy cross platform use.

This build of Project Spartan features the following:

  • Cortana: Cortana surfaces help and advice at what it deems are appropriate intervals. This is available for US versions of the build for now.
  • Inking and sharing: You can now write or type on webpages, comment or clip and easily share a “Web Note” via mail, or a social network. Notes can be saved directly to OneNote.
  • Reading List and Reading View: This includes the ability to save webpages or PDFs for access later.
  • New rendering engine
Project Spartan

Some Nifty Spartan Stuff

The rest of what’s new consists of some less exciting bug fixes:

  • The Photos app doesn’t crash anymore when you tap on the circular icon at the top left to view the photo you just took.
  • Windows open on your desktop are no longer visible behind the Start Screen, Task View, Snap Assist, and when rearranging windows in Tablet Mode.
  • Your PC won’t freeze anymore when you manually lock it (Windows Key + L) during the initial setup.

Introducing Project Spartan: The New Browser Built for Windows 10

Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10049 Now Available