The user interface has gone through tons of changes since Windows 95 was introduced. However, the core design elements have remained same with changes evolving, but not really settling down to something concrete.
Today, Microsoft announced that they are bringing some major UI changes to Windows 10 with Redstone 4 with Sets & Timeline. While the later was expected to show up in Fall Creators Update, its coming with Redstone 4 with Insiders build next week. The most interesting part is the Sets. We heard about it last week and it’s about bringing tabs to every window on Windows. It’s official now.
Terry Myerson, EVP Windows and Devices Group shared in an email which talked about both the features.
This feature allows Windows users to jump back in time, making it easier to find the files you’re looking for. Users will get a visual timeline is integrated directly into Task View so you can easily move back into files, apps, and sites as if you never left.
Sets: “An easier way to organize your stuff and get back to what you were doing”
This feature will allow club different apps together. Imagine if you are working on an app, reading an article on the internet for reference, and planning something related to it, you can put them together.
Relevant webpages, research documents, necessary files and applications, is connected and available to you in one click. As Office, Windows and Edge become more integrated to create a seamless experience, so you can get back to what’s important and be productive, recapturing that moment, saving time — we believe that’s the true value of Sets. And with Timeline, it’ll be even easier to go back and find the Set you were working on.
Microsoft will be rolling it out to the Windows 10 Insiders, and it will be interesting to see how things workout.