Sets for Windows 10 isn’t coming with the Redstone 5 update

Microsoft needs more time to get Sets right on Windows 10, and as a result, it's delaying the feature until sometime in 2019 (presumably).

Disable apps individually in Sets on Windows 10
Disable apps individually in Sets on Windows 10

Stop trying to find a way to enable Sets on Windows 10, the company has already confirmed that the feature to organized apps, sites, and other tasks into groups of tabs is no longer coming with the Redstone 5 update due later this year.

At the official Windows blog, Dona Sarkar, head of the Windows Insider Program at Microsoft, said that starting with build 17704, Sets in no longer part of Windows 10.

However, the feature is expected to return in a not so distant feature, as Sets has now been taken offline to continue adding improvements “to the visual design and continuing to better integrate Office and Microsoft Edge into Sets to enhance workflow” before it’s available to everyone.

Although the company isn’t being clear when exactly its tabbed app feature will be back, seeing that we’re slowly approaching to the completion of Windows 10 version 1809, it’s safe to assume it won’t arrive in the next major update.

This news shouldn’t come as a surprise as the company has never committed to include Sets in the Windows 10 Redstone 5 update. Also, it’s better for Microsoft to take its time to get it right than releasing an incomplete feature that may end up causing problems.

Sets is a new feature that allows you to organize apps, documents, and web pages into tabs, similar to how tabs work on a web browser.

The idea is basically to use Sets to make sure that all your activities for a particular research be connected together in a single experience which you can resume with one-click.

Are you disappointed that Sets isn’t coming this year? Tell us in the comments.

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