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Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10049 now available, includes Spartan and more

Project Spartan screenshot

Microsoft has today announced that it’s pushing a new build of Windows 10 out to Windows Insiders, which includes the highly-anticipated web browser Spartan! Microsoft notes that today’s build is pretty much all about Spartan, so it’s time to be excited!

In a Monday blog post, Redmond man Gabe Aul said Project Spartan is the main feature of Windows 10 Build 10049, which is rolling out now to testers on the Fast release ring of the Windows Insider program.

Build 10049 is about a week newer than 10041, so besides Project Spartan what you’ll see in this build will be mostly small improvements and fixes, as well as a few new known issues.

Here are some issues fixed in this build

  • They fixed the issue from Build 10041 for when the Photos app on your PC crashes when you tap on the circular icon (your camera roll – thanks Rafael) at the top left to view the photo you just took.
  • They also fixed the issue from Build 10041 where you might end up in a state where windows open on your desktop are accidentally visible behind the Start Screen, Task View, Snap Assist, and when rearranging windows in Tablet Mode.
  • You will no longer get stuck when you manually lock your PC (Windows Key + L) during the initial out-of-box experience.

Here are some known issues for this build

  • 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 in Hyper-V 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 – recommend switching to the Slow ring until they release a patch to fix these issues.

Microsoft plans to make a new build of Windows 10 for mobile phones available soon that will support a broader range of handsets than the initial build, but that the Windows team will need another week of development before they have something they feel is ready for testing.Till then wait, a lot more coming on the way!!

Note – Microsoft won’t publish ISOs for this new build until they push it out to the Slow ring. Today only pushing to the Fast ring.

Via: Microsoft

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