Microsoft recently announced Windows 10 Sets, a feature which brings tabs to all application window including File Explorer. But it turns out that Microsoft won’t release the feature until Redstone 5, and even the Windows Insiders might have to wait a bit longer to try it out on their PCs. Windows 10 Sets is coming to general public with Redstone 5, the next big update for Windows 10 launching later this year.
The Redstone 4 update release wasn’t the perfect occasion for Microsoft to launch Sets, since the feature is still buggy and might not be ready until October 2018 update. A while ago, we had reported that Sets won’t be released with Redstone 4 update as the software giant needs time to improve the Sets’ tabbed-based interface.
“With Sets specifically, we’ll introduce a controlled study into WIP so that we can more accurately assess what’s working and what’s not. That means a smaller percentage of you will initially get Sets in a build,” Terry Myerson, EVP Windows and Devices Group said in a blog post last year.
Sets was released to only a handful of Windows Insiders, and with Build 17083, Microsoft is removing the feature as the company’s focus would shift to the process of optimizing the operating system for public release.
“Sets is now offline -> Thank you for your support of the early testing we’ve done with Sets. Your feedback helps us as we continue to develop this feature. Starting with this build, we’re taking Sets offline as we ready RS4 for release. If you have been testing Sets, you will no longer see it – however, Sets will return soon in a post-RS4 flight,” Dona Sarkar, Windows Insider program chief said in a blog post.
It’s a bad news for users who were looking forward to new tabbed-based interface in Windows 10 operating system. It’s not clear as to when the Sets will once again become available for Insiders, but for the time being, don’t expect it until Redstone 5 builds.