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Microsoft sees the future of Windows 10 as Sets


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#1 JohnC_21

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 02:35 PM

Microsoft said Tuesday that it plans to overhaul Windows 10 with a browser-like, tabbed application view dubbed “Sets” that groups apps and files by project. The changes will roll out over a period of months, if not years—but an upstart competitor already has a similar idea.
 
Think of Sets as a mashup of existing and emerging Windows 10 technologies. Take Windows Explorer and the little-used Task View within Windows 10, mix in the newer “Pick up where you left off” and “Timeline” features, and wrap it all into a single-window experience. The idea is that every task requires a set of apps—Mail, a browser, PowerPoint, even Win32 apps like Photoshop—and those apps will be optionally organized as tabs along a single window.

 

 

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 04:02 PM

I just got an email this morning about this from Terry Myerson. I should be installing it next week to try it out.


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 05:59 PM

Haha "Sets" what will they come up with next, those silly Microsoft Developers.

 

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 06:31 PM

Part of me wonders whether something like this might improve efficiency for multi-taskers, assuming that the usual workflow for using programs and files remains available elsewhere. But given ms's recent track record I doubt they'll get it to work very well.
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Posted 11 December 2017 - 06:43 PM

I'm not doubting the app, it's just something I would never need, and not one of my customers would ever need either.  Though would be great for folks in the work setting to utilize if they were so inclined.  I just think things work better when they are simpler, and not all tied to MS.  They tend to try to lock you into Their Way, and then your stuck using Their Products.  So yes, I agree with you rp88, this may be very good for some.


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 07:47 PM

I just think things work better when they are simpler, and not all tied to MS.  They tend to try to lock you into Their Way, and then your stuck using Their Products

 

OS features are, pretty much by definition, tied to their originators (though they're often appropriated by other makers, too).

 

I have to say that MS as a commercial entity has been the least guilty, over the decades, of either locking you into "Their Way," or requiring you to use "Their Products."  I believe you must be thinking of Apple, which is the textbook example of both.


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 07:58 PM

A little off topic but can anybody imagine what the PC ecosystem would look like today if IBM locked the PC like Apple did with the Mac?



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 08:33 PM

A little off topic but can anybody imagine what the PC ecosystem would look like today if IBM locked the PC like Apple did with the Mac?

 

No, I really can't.  It seems that a number of other OS makers saw that largely open ecosystems were the way to go, thank heaven.


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 09:25 PM

I quite like the idea of this application. The computer tasks I'm involved with would fair very well with "sets."

 

Rocky B, lucky you to get your hands on the app....I look forward to your review!



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 12:49 PM

It sounds like something from a "Seinfeld" episode, the one where Kramer decides to make his apartment into "Levels"  At about 8 Seconds in LOL.  


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 08:05 PM

pcpunk:   :lmao:I think you're on to something! These three lines <-snip-> might be what you're referencing:

 

I'm completely changing the configuration of the ........................
 
It's all in my head.........................
 
It's a simple job ..........................
 
Hmmmmmmmmmmm...sounds like?
 
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Posted 12 December 2017 - 10:49 PM

That's exactly what I was thinking softeyes!  It's funny you saw that exact comedy in that episode as I did in those three quotes lol.


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Posted 13 December 2017 - 05:04 AM

I quite like the idea of this application. The computer tasks I'm involved with would fair very well with "sets."

 

Rocky B, lucky you to get your hands on the app....I look forward to your review!

 

 

Microsoft has had some problems with the delivery of the latest beta package but us insiders are hopeful that we get it this week. I will report on it when I have some hands on experience.


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:42 PM

Forget the "Sets" the Future is "Levels" Jerry "Levels!  LOL.  I think MS should just change there whole thinking to Levels haha.


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Posted 20 January 2018 - 08:41 PM

I just received Sets today after talking with Jen Gentleman.  @JenMSFT.  I do believe it will be very useful, but it is still in development.  I will be pleased when different apps can be dragged, and dropped like tabs in Chrome.  Microsoft is really working wonders with Windows 10.  I am in the insider program, running Professional Workstation (digital license tied to my MS account) and am enjoying it immensely!






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