Microsoft will be wrapping up development of the fifth feature update for Windows 10 in the next couple of weeks. Even as it does, it’s already working on the fall update, known as Redstone 5.
There are a couple of items that are already being tested in these early builds, so we can extrapolate some ideas about what new features we might see in Redstone 5 when it arrives this Fall. Let’s look at what those features might be.
The idea behind this feature is that you would open one window within an app — say a Word document — and then open other apps/browsers in tabs within the same UI for other research and content related to your current work project. Windows 10 would remember these various open tabs the next time you open that app to continue working on your project.
We saw this feature previewed in the pending spring update a couple of months ago, but it was not tested across all Windows Insider devices, so Microsoft ultimately decided that this functionality would not be part of the spring update, aka the Redstone 4 feature update.
It has now been re-introduced in the Redstone 5 builds and is being tested on all Windows Insider systems on a broad basis. Seeing it added into the early builds of this next feature update, while not a guarantee, gives developers and testers nearly six months to work on Sets and really tweak the UI and overall experience of using the feature.