When Microsoft announced the Windows 10 Fall Creators update, one of the company’s most interesting features was the Timeline, which allows you to find and recover recent events while moving between PC, iOS and Android phones. This is basically a global mission view supported by Microsoft’s cloud service.
Timeline, like many other features, is not yet ready for the Fall Creator update in time, but until now, Timeline debuted in the latest preview version of Windows 10 Insider (and only for those who are experimenting with Rapid Rings and those who choose to skip Build people).
The basic idea here is to give you an easy-to-use overview of the documents you are working on in Word, or on a website you are viewing in Edge (maybe even on an Android phone), and then when you get back to your notebook Computer or desktop in the office, you will pick up.
The schedule will highlight those documents that you may want to work with, but also organize the full list of your recent activities by the hour. Cortana may also remind you of activities that you may think might require recovery when switching between devices.
Most Windows 10 computers do not run Windows 10 S, so Google may not create a special version to have their browser listed in the Windows Store. Google can not just package an existing desktop application into a Centennial Windows Store application. Microsoft made it clear that any store application must use the Edge rendering engine.
If you have the latest updates installed, the new timeline view will be behind the new task view icon in the taskbar or you can access the view by pressing the Windows key plus the tab.
It is noteworthy that application developers must explicitly support this feature in their applications. At the moment, this means supporting only activities in Microsoft Edge browsing and Microsoft Office documents, as well as in Windows 10 applications such as maps, news, money, sports, and the weather.
In addition to the large number of updates to the Edge browser, another new feature that actually looks quite useful is Sets, which was first released by the company last month, though this version is a subset of Insider’s users. Microsoft said the idea here is to group your files, other files and applications into a given task and have them click with one click.
Perhaps a better way is to think of it as a universal tab that lets you group apps into a single window just like Word, OneNote, and the browser so you can switch activities between browser tabs.
As always, you can find a complete list of all the changes in this version (many of them) here.