Windows 10 build 10049: Hands-on with Project Spartan, Music and Video Preview apps

Here is a first look at Project Spartan, the new Windows apps and changes included in Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10049.

Windows 10 build 10049 recently rolled out to Windows Insiders via the Fast ring of updates and this new build includes a number of fixes, tweaks, and the first test version of Project Spartan browser.

Although, Project Spartan doesn’t include all the features Microsoft demonstrated during the January event, users will be able to browse the web, annotate web pages and share them via email or social network, use Reading View to declutter web pages, access to the F12 Developers Tools, and Project Spartan settings. Users also have the ability to disable Adobe Flash Player from the settings pane.

Alongside the new web browser and fixes for the Windows 10 preview, Microsoft is making available an early build of two new Windows apps: Music and Video. Both apps are in preview with limited functionalities and a lot of bugs.

As for fixes, in Windows 10 build 10049, Microsoft is fixing the Photos app, the Start menu transparency, and you’ll no longer get stuck when you manually lock your PC during the initial out-of-box experience.

If you’re not planning to try Windows 10 until it ships later this summer, you can watch the hands-on video I created demonstrating all the new features and changes.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.