Windows sets are likely to be familiar to many technology fans around the world, and Windows 10 users in particular. But not everyone can tell you what sets are. And that's because Microsoft has never made the feature available to Windows 10 users.
Announced last year, Sets is probably one of the coolest Windows features ever invented. What it does is something that seems extremely easy on the surface. But it's also a complicated thing for the operating system and therefore Microsoft.
Microsoft Sets provides you with a tabbed window similar to an Internet browser. The glitz of this is that not every tab needs to belong to the same application. So you could open a bunch of apps in the same window, including browsers, office documents, and just about anything Windows 1
Yes, this is an early look at sets and Microsoft is not ready to leave it to you. Per The Verge feature is not available in the current Windows 10 test. So, if you've tried sets in the last few months, get ready to say goodbye now. Microsoft has pulled sets from the last beta build, and the feature is not supposed to come back in time for Microsoft's next major Windows 10 update, which is due this autumn.
Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans told the tech blog that Microsoft is looking to optimize and improve the integration of tabs into apps, including Edge and Microsoft Office.
Microsoft mentions exactly the same thing in the Changelog for Beta Build 17704:
Thank you for your continued support of test sets. We continue to receive valuable feedback from you as we develop this feature to ensure that we deliver the best possible experience once it's ready to be published. Starting with this build, we take sets offline to keep it great. Based on your feedback, we focus on improving visual design and integrating Office and Microsoft Edge better in sets that improve workflow. If you have tested sets, you will no longer see them as today's build, but sets will be returned in a future WIP flight. Thanks again for your feedback.
While it may be disappointing to see sets, let us remember that Microsoft has never set a start time for the feature. And if Microsoft thinks the feature needs to be retired, it's probably best.