Internet Explorer to be replaced by Spartan Browser

The latest news in the Tech world is the planned replacement of desktop most popular browser “Microsoft Internet Explorer” to a new browser codenamed “Spartan” in Windows 10. As reported by The Verge, the new browser will include a host of new features not found in rival browsers.

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  • Among the plans for Spartan is new inking support that allows Windows 10 users to annotate a web page with a stylus and send the notes and annotations to a friend or colleague
  • The web note service will be powered by Microsoft’s one-drive cloud storage, meaning notes will be stored on a copy of a web page that can be accessed by any browser across multiple platforms
  • As annotations are shared, multiple users can doodle on a web page and share edits and annotations between groups

A second major feature for Spartan will be the integration of Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant. Microsoft is planning to use Cortana to surface information on flights, hotel bookings, package tracking, and other data within the traditional address bar. If you use Cortana to track a particular flight and start to search for “American Airlines” in the browser address bar, it will automatically display tracked flights and allow Spartan users to view the status of the flight directly. It’s a subtle addition, but you’ll also be able to access Cortana search directly from the new tab interface in Spartan. Cortana integration in the Spartan browser is planned to replace every instance of the existing Bing methods in Internet Explorer.

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