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Microsoft has released the latest Windows 10 build to Windows Insiders, and this one marks the long-awaited debut of the Windows 10’s new Timeline feature. Windows 10 Preview Build 17063 is available right now to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring or who opted into Skip Ahead.
At Build 2017, Microsoft announced a new feature called Timeline. This would be similar to Continuity for macOS and iOS, allowing people to switch devices without losing their work. Unfortunately, Timeline wasn’t ready in time for the Fall Creators Update, but it is ready now.
Introducing Windows Preview Build 17063
Timeline is the headline feature of Windows 10 Preview Build 17063, which is now available to Windows Insiders on the Fast ring who don’t mind battling bugs. Even if you’re not able to test it out for yourself, it’s worth taking a look to see what’s coming to Windows 10 in the future.
For the uninitiated, Timeline keeps track of what you are working on at any given time, allowing you to resume that activity at a moment’s notice. You can also switch between currently running apps and your past activities. All through an enhanced version of Windows Task View.
By default, Timeline shows snapshots of relevant activities at various times through the day. And you can just scroll through until you find what you’re looking for. You can also See All, or just conduct a search to save time. Unfortunately, developers need to support Timeline for it to work.
The other feature worth noting is Sets, which essentially lets you group everything you need for a particular task into one window. Think of it as tabbed browsing for all Windows 10 apps. Sets is being introduced as a controlled study, so not all Windows Insiders will have access.
What Windows 10 Will Look Like in 2018
There are a lot of other improvements being made to Windows 10, so we recommend casting your eye over the Windows Blog post detailing them all. Preview Build 17063 essentially offers a glimpse at what Windows 10 is going to look and feel like in 2018, and the signs are positive.
Are you a Windows Insider with access to Build 17063? If so, what do you think of Timeline so far? Or Sets? Or any of the other new improvements Microsoft is making to Windows 10? What other changes would you like to see? Please let us know in the comments below!