Microsoft reveals some of the exciting new features coming to the next version of Windows 10 (Redstone 4)
Windows Insiders get to test up and coming Windows 10 features before anyone else. New features and updates appear in Insider builds on a regular basis, often with little warning or fanfare.
Terry Myerson, EVP for Windows and Devices, today provides an insight into some new additions which will appear in the next big Windows 10 update, codename Redstone 4, expected to arrive next April.
At this year's Build developer conference, Microsoft showed off a feature called Timeline that is integrated into Task View and which allows you to go "back in time" to easily find the files, apps, and websites you’re looking for.
The feature was intended to appear in the Fall Creators Update, but unfortunately there was no chance of Microsoft getting it ready for that release. Announcing the news, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore said at the time, "We're planning for it to be in early Insider builds shortly after Fall Creators Update is out."
That time is (nearly) now, and Microsoft will be debuting it in the next Fast ring Insider build.
Also set to make an appearance in the Redstone 4 update is a feature currently called "Sets" which Microsoft describes as "an easier way to organize your stuff and get back to what you were doing."
"Sets" (which may not be the actual name of the feature when it arrives), ensures everything related to what you’re working on -- including webpages, documents, files, images, and slideshows -- is accessible in the one application, via tabs. These Sets can be saved, so you can pick up where you left off from elsewhere.
You can see it in action in the video below.
There's no word, yet, on when this feature will be made available for Insiders to test, but the wait shouldn't be too long.
Both Timeline and Sets look to be great additions to Windows 10, and I'm excited for them. What do you think about these future inclusions?