Windows 10 Insider Build 17063 brings Timeline, Sets, Resume with Cortana and More

After a long wait, and just before the holiday season, Microsoft is rolling out a major update to Windows 10 Redstone 4 which brings in features that were expected including TimeLine, Sets, Resume from where you left with Cortana. This should be good enough to keep all users busy throughout the holiday. Let’s take a look at what you get in more detail.

Timeline

The timeline is a mix of what you been doing before, and what you are doing now. The reason is I say the mix is because not only you can bring back the old activities, but you can also switch between currently running apps, and past activities. It will show you snapshots of most relevant activities from earlier in the day or a specific past date.

  • You can see all the activities that happened in a single day,  organized into groups by the hour to help you find tasks you know you worked on that morning, or whenever.
  • Option to search for activities.
  • Activity can be anything right from a webpage, to playlist or even task you were performing.
  • Apps will be able to create activity cards which will appear on your timeline.
  • You can control which activity should show up in the settings > Activity history.
  • The feature will appear on the Taskbar after you have used your PC a while. Look for a new Task view icon.

 

Cortana

Finally, you can resume back from where you left if you use multiple PCs. This is powered by Cortana, and it will show you a list of activities or apps which you were using, and resume back instantly. This of course means, your files have to be on the cloud.

Cortana helps you resume activities when switching between devices.

Source: Windows Blog

Microsoft Edge Improvements

  • Fluent updates
  • Dark theme, with darker blacks, and much better contrast with all colors, text, and icons.
  • Bookmark button and flyout become one:
  • Offline websites and push notifications with Service Workers, Push and Cashe API.
  • Edge supports open-source formats (OGG Vorbis and Theora)  for media.
  • Gesture support for Precision Touchpads now lets you pinch and zoom, or two-finger panning, to achieve the same interactions on websites that is possible with a touchscreen.

Sets

Announced a few weeks ago, you get tabbed window on almost anything. You can group a different kind of apps together, so you can club-related things together.

Cortana Improvements

  • Lists, Reminders, and Skills are now available together.
  • Tabbed view to cleanly segregate your content and configuration and a single page to manage Cortana’s Skills and easy way to discover more.
  • You can now use Cortana to control music playback on more of your favorite music apps (EN-US only).

That said, there are lot more features, and improvements that have been introduced. In fact, this is probably the second major update, and the best till now. Check out full details here.

About Ashish

A die hard fan of Windows, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone and Xbox, Loves to Do Video reviews on Windows Phone Apps, Games, Xbox Games, Xbox Tutorials. He Owns a Lumia 950 XL, Lumia 550, Lumia 1020 & BLU WIN HD LTE and have used all the Lumia Phones and Non Lumia Phones as well.