Announcing the 2015 “Project Spartan” Web Summit, May 5th and 6th in Mountain View, CA

In March, the Project Spartan team hosted a small, by-invitation workshop at our Silicon Valley campus with developers attending from popular sites and frameworks based around the Silicon Valley area. This was an invaluable opportunity for us to share our plans and meet face to face with developers that build with the Web platform. We…

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Project Spartan now available in the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones

As Gabe just announced on the Windows Blog, the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview build for phones is now available. With it, we are delighted to announce that Project Spartan for Windows phones is available to preview in this build. It’s been just over a week since Project Spartan was available in the last desktop…

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Introducing the IE Diagnostics Adapter for third party developer tools

For several releases, Internet Explorer has had diagnostic tools that help developers debug visual issues, find JavaScript bugs, and profile Web sites. These tools have shipped both in the browser as the F12 Developer Tools as well as in Visual Studio. In the interest of making the modern Web “just work” for everyone, today we’re…

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"Project Spartan" in the Windows Technical Preview build 10049

Today we’re excited to announce the availability of a new build for Windows Insiders with the first preview of “Project Spartan,” the new browser for Windows 10. You can learn more in Joe Belfiore’s blog post, “Introducing Project Spartan: The New Browser Built for Windows 10.” This build does not yet include all the changes…

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Updates from the “Project Spartan” Developer Workshop

Today we’re excited to host some of our top web site partners, enterprise developers and web framework authors at the Microsoft Silicon Valley campus for a “Project Spartan” developer workshop to get an early look at Windows 10’s new default browsing experience as it rapidly approaches a public preview. This is another step in our…

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Announcing Enterprise Site Discovery support on IE8, IE9, IE10 and new privacy enhancements

Rumors of Internet Explorer’s demise have been greatly exaggerated! We encourage all of our customers to stay up-to-date on the latest version of Internet Explorer and we are continuing to make it easier to upgrade than ever before. Today, we’re announcing two new updates to Enterprise Site Discovery as part of the March 2015 Update:…

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Rendering engine updates in March for the Windows 10 Technical Preview

Based on feedback from Windows Insiders, we are working to release preview builds more often. Today we flighted the first update to Insiders on this accelerated cadence, which includes the latest updates to our new rendering engine. Due to the change in cadence, this build does not yet include the Project Spartan preview, which will…

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A break from the past: the birth of Microsoft's new web rendering engine

As we announced last month, Project Spartan will be the new browser across all Windows 10 devices, from phones to tablets, PCs and beyond. You’ll hear about the new browser’s features in the coming months but in this post, we want to tell you more about what motivated us to build a new rendering engine…

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Pointer Events W3C Recommendation, Interoperable Touch, and Removing the Dreaded 300ms Tap Delay

Today, the W3C published Pointer Events as a final Recommendation standard. This journey began a little over 2 years ago when we first submitted our proposal to the W3C for a common event model across pointing input devices. Since then, the spec has evolved and improved with the collaboration of Mozilla, Google, Opera, jQuery, IBM,…

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Bringing asm.js to the Chakra JavaScript engine in Windows 10

Earlier today, we flipped asm.js to “In Development” at status.modern.ie. Support for asm.js has been one of the top 10 most-requested items at the IE Suggestion Box on UserVoice since we launched it in December. Delivering an interoperable & spec compliant JavaScript engine with the capabilities and performance for modern experiences has been a key…

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