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…


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,…


Internet Explorer in the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones

Last year, we committed to the principle that the mobile web should just work for everyone, and introduced hundreds of targeted improvements to Internet Explorer in the Windows Phone 8.1 Update to dramatically improve interoperability with the mobile web. In November, we revealed the new rendering engine for Internet Explorer and Project Spartan on Windows…


Project Spartan and the Windows 10 January Preview Build

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….


Introducing the IE Platform Suggestion Box on UserVoice

On October 1st, we launched the Internet Explorer Platform Suggestion Box ( on the UserVoice platform. Since then, it has been great to see the feedback flowing in as everyone adds their voice in support of their most wanted Web platform features in IE. This post provides some background on our decision to launch a…


HTML5 Audio and Video Improvements for Windows Phone 8.1

Internet Explorer on Windows Phone 8.1 adds new media features that greatly expand its support for HTML5 audio and video. Audio and video elements are now fully supported, including inline playback of video content, and adaptive streaming based on the latest Web specifications is supported as well. These new features provide Web site developers the…


The Mobile Web should just work for everyone

Update 8/4/2014 – Developers can now preview these updates by joining the Windows Phone Preview for Developers or downloading the Windows Phone 8.1 Update Emulator. Details on platform changes described in this post can be found on MSDN. We have also published updated best practices on updating tailored sites to support standards. Windows Phone 8.1 Update…


Passwords in IE11

Today’s Web relies on passwords as a form of authentication, which means people have to log into a variety of different services every day. Not only is typing passwords on touch devices cumbersome, but people are creating weak passwords and using the same password for every site, making them more vulnerable to identity theft. Having a secure,…


Support a Live Tile for your website on Windows and Windows Phone 8.1

tl;dr: Have an RSS feed? Build a Live Tile for your Web site within minutes at Enabling Web powered Start screens With Internet Explorer, users can put their favorite Web sites right beside their favorite apps by pinning them to the Windows and Windows Phone Start Screens. Pinning Web sites from IE gives users…


What’s new in Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Phone

You may have been hearing bits and pieces of news about IE11 on Windows Phone 8.1, and we’re excited to share the full scoop on user experience improvements with you today! Our team has been laser focused on delivering a massive upgrade to four key areas of your browsing experience: quick site access, fast and…