Microsoft’s Spartan browser uses the Chrome UA string

Neowin recently reported that Microsoft’s new browser for Windows 10, Spartan, uses the Chrome UA string, “Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/39.0.2171.71 Safari/537.36 Edge/12.0″. That is done on purpose. You’ll also notice that the entire string ends with “Edge/12.0″, which Chrome does not. What is User Agent sniffing? Often, web developers will UA sniffing for browser……


Gamepad API, Wave Audio, Ecmascript 6 features added to latest Win10 IE 11 update

Today we are rolling out a new Windows 10 preview build with significant Internet Explorer interoperability updates. You can find the latest changes and full blog post here. Here are the updates that I found to be most important to the work that I currently perform: CSS Preserve-3D – A popular developer request, this feature enables……


Gamepad API, Wave Audio, Ecmascript 6 features added to latest IE 11 update

Today we are rolling out a new Windows 10 preview build with significant Internet Explorer interoperability updates. You can find the latest changes and full blog post here. Here are the updates that I found to be most important to the work that I currently perform: CSS Preserve-3D – A popular developer request, this feature enables……


Announcing Remote IE – Test the latest version of IE on nearly any device

  Today, the Internet Explorer team announced the preview availability of RemoteIE via Azure RemoteApp. This is a free service from Microsoft that allows you to run the latest version of Internet Explorer on the Windows 10 Technical Preview from your Windows, Mac OS X, iOS or Android devices, without the need to run a new……


Internet Explorer and the Windows 10 Technical Preview

I’ve been a proponent for HTML5 for some time now (and better WebGL support!), so naturally today was an exciting day for me, as a web developer at Microsoft.   This morning we posted a new blog that talks about Internet Explorer and the Windows 10 Technical Preview, which describes the changes to IE in……