Project Spartan Makes Its Formal Debut Today Inside New Windows 10 Build 10049

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allheart55 (Cindy E)


The wait is over.

Microsoft has been teasing the capabilities of Project Spartan for months. Those that have held their breath with news of each new Build release can finally exhale. Today, Microsoft is rolling out a brand new Windows 10 build to Fast Ring Windows Insiders, build 10049.

And, this one is all about Project Spartan.

There are some fixes for known issues and some improvements, but the primary reason this new build is releasing so quickly after build 10041 is so Windows Insiders can finally get a chance to test the browser Microsoft is pinning its web future on.

Build 10049 is propagating now and should be available everywhere within the next hour or so.

Read more on the Windows 10 Technical Preview "Project Spartan' site:

Project Spartan allows you to write or type directly on web pages, touts distraction-free reading, and integration with Cortana to make recommendations on-the-fly.

Windows 10, of course, will ship with two browsers: Project Spartan and Internet Explorer. Microsoft hopes, I'm sure, that Project Spartan will be the browser of choice, but for the short term, Internet Explorer will be provided to assure web compatibility for businesses.

Today's new Build comes with its own set of gotchas, which is common for a Technical Preview (read: beta software). Microsoft has already provided the things to watch out for in an accompanying blog post. Those are:

  • After logging in, you may see a blue screen instead of your desktop. To work around this issue, lock your PC (with the hardware button or by pressing the Windows Key + L) and try logging in again. You can also try Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  • Indexing of new email in Outlook is not working, so search results will be limited to when the last index was built.
  • If you have Virtual Machines hosted on your PC running Windows 10, you will want to move to the Slow ring and wait for the next build as this build breaks the ability to run VMs.
  • There are 2 issues using Visual Studio 2015 preview on this build:

  • The emulators will not boot and you won’t be able to deploy a Windows Universal app to the Mobile emulator.
  • The XAML designer in VS and Blend will crash when opened.
  • If you are a developer using these tools today to develop Windows Universal apps and need this functionality to work – we recommend switching to the Slow ring until we release a patch to fix these issues.
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I got the update on my laptop and now I have to look for it. Very interested in it.


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Updated to the new preview build this evening.
I did try the new 'Project Spartan', but to be honest I rely heavily on my Firefox Addons..... so this won't really work for me.

Side Note:
I notice that my OS icon on the right only shows as 'Windows' ( obviously doesn't recognise the Win 10. )