Microsoft to join hands with Adobe for the development of Project Spartan

Microsoft has started rolling the wheels of development of “Project Spartan” and its catching speed. Now, Microsoft also brings on board other giants of the industry, such as Adobe. In a recent blog on MSDN, Microsoft mentioned about its partnership with Adobe for fundamental improvements in the Web experience in Windows 10.

Project Spartan

Microsoft, Adobe and Project Spartan

Microsoft mentions the progress of Project Spartan on the MSDN blog. They say,

“In the same spirit of openness, we’ve been making changes internally to allow other major Web entities to contribute to the growth of our platform, as well as to allow our team to give back to the Web. In the coming months we’ll be sharing some of these stories, beginning with today’s look at how Adobe’s Web Platform Team has helped us make key improvements for a more expressive Web experience in Windows 10.”

Adobe has already made a major contribution to the open source browser engines such as Gecko, WebKit and Blink. Earlier, due to Microsoft’s policies, anyone external to Microsoft was not able to make any contribution to Internet Explorer. Adobe was no exception to this. Hence, though there were some really good improvements in other browsers by Adobe, there was no similar addition from Adobe to Internet Explorer. But, now with Project Spartan, it is possible for Adobe to offer their contribution towards the development of the new browser on Windows 10.

Adobe and Windows 10

The blog also mentions how Adobe will have a significant contribution in the making of Windows 10.

“The Adobe Web Platform Team hit a significant milestone with their first contribution landing in the March update of the Windows 10 Technical Preview! The feature is support for CSS gradient midpoints (aka color hints) and is described in the upcoming CSS images spec.”

The partnership of Microsoft with Adobe is certainly going to help the project a lot.

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Ankit Gupta is a writer by profession and has more than 7 years of global writing experience on technology and other areas. He follows technological developments and likes to write about Windows & IT security. He has a deep liking for wild life and has written a book on Top Tiger Parks of India.


  1. I am glad Microsoft is becoming more and more open and accepting contributions from companies with great expertise.. Cant wait to see project Spartan in action…

  2. Arun Kumar

    Adobe means Flash if I am not wrong. Flash has not a long life ahead. AFAIK, all movie and video based websites are switching to HTML5 players. Spartan with Flash for support to older websites, I guess.

  3. Hello World

    You’re wrong, Adobe has several engineers like Rik Cabanier that contribute code to the browser cores.

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