Microsoft introduced its new Web browser, which is being developed under the code name “Project Spartan”, first shown. The browser brings a completely redesigned interface with and should mainly be used on mobile devices, but will run on both the desktop and on tablets and smartphones.

Microsoft manager Joe Belfiore justify the introduction of the new Spartan-browser, by the way, not at first completely replaces the Internet Explorer with the development of the Internet in recent years. Because the way to use the web content and also have developed significantly at last, it had been decided at Microsoft, to create a new browser adapted to these new circumstances.

“Spartan” is realized as a universal app, so that the program can run equally on all platforms. Under the hood lies “a new rendering engine” that supports all of the latest web technologies. What this is exactly is, Belfiore was initially open. Of course, a fresh surface used, which brings some interesting new features are coming. Among other things, could be seen during the presentation, such as the browser displays small thumbnails of open tabs when hovering over the mouse over a tab.


Microsoft also the first to integrate a new note mode, in which multiple users can interact in a corresponding additional interface with each other, because they highlight areas by stylus or gestures. In addition, notes in text form as well as tools for cutting of content to be passed on, for example, about the sharing feature of Windows or to use in OneNote.
Microsoft Project Spartan Spartan-browser in notebook mode
This works by the respective web content “frozen” – presumably stored in the respective state – is. In this way the user can interact with it, even if the original content may be altered. If you use the new mode, the address bar is hidden to ask just on small devices as much space available – specifically the address bar replaces the toolbar of the function for the joint annotation of content.

Another innovation is the integration of a special reading mode can be reformatted with any sites they consume in a pleasant way for the user. It also includes a “Reading List”, with the sites for future consumption – even offline – can be held. In addition, it supports PDF content natively.

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