Microsoft is reintroducing Sets in Windows 10 Redstone 5 test build

(Image: Microsoft's Jen Gentleman)

Microsoft released the second Windows 10 "Redstone 5" test build to those in the Skip Ahead ring on March 7.

That build, No. 17618, brings back the Sets feature that Microsoft cut from Redstone 4 earlier this year. Sets is a window-management tool that allows users to group together web pages, documents, files, and apps and work with them in tabs.

In Redstone 4, only a subset of testers got to try out Sets; with this build of Redstone 5, everyone in the Skip Ahead ring gets to test drive Sets. And testers who previously got to try Sets now will see additional new features in the feature, according to Microsoft officials.


Sets is designed to make sure that everything related to your task: relevant webpages, research documents, necessary files, and applications, is connected and available to you in one click. Additional app integration with Sets is expected over time.

If you are an Insider who was testing out Sets previously, you’ll find the following improvements to the experience:
  • Support for desktop (Win32) apps. Sets now supports File Explorer, Notepad, Command Prompt, and PowerShell. One of the top feature requests by Insiders has been tabs for File Explorer and with Sets you can get a tabbed File Explorer experience! Try it out with these apps and let us know what you think!
  • You can now launch apps from the new tab page by typing the app name into the search box.
  • UWP apps are launched in the same window replacing the new tab page.
  • The tab UI in Sets now shows icons including website favicons and app icons.
  • Resume your project with more control – When restoring your projects you’ll be prompted to restore related apps and webpages. In Timeline you’ll see when a project has multiple activities associated with it.
The full list of fixes and known issues is in the March 7 blog post about 17618. Redstone 5 is expected to be released to mainstream users around October 2018.

Source: JenMSFT, ZedNet
Microsoft is reintroducing Sets in Windows 10 Redstone 5 test build Microsoft is reintroducing Sets in Windows 10 Redstone 5 test build Reviewed by Kanthala Raghu on March 09, 2018 Rating: 5

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