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  1. Posts : 27,262
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17604
       28 Nov 2017 #1

    What’s coming soon for Windows Insiders in upcoming flights


    Hello Windows Insiders,

    Check your inboxes! An email was sent out today to all Windows Insiders from Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group, to talk about what’s coming for Insiders in upcoming flights.

    First off – we will be bringing the feature Timeline to Insiders with the next flight. We demoed Timeline earlier this year at Build and it has been hotly anticipated by Insiders. Timeline is integrated directly into Task View and allows you to jump back in time to easily find the files, apps, and websites you’re looking for as if you never left. We’re really looking forward to hearing what Insiders think as they start using Timeline.


    Timeline as shown at Build 2017

    Second – we’re going to start doing controlled studies with some of new features for Windows 10 we’re working on. We’ve been doing this on a smaller scale – like trying out different Hub icons in Microsoft Edge to see which one people like more. Now we’re going to start doing these with entire features. This means that a smaller percentage of you will initially get certain new features in builds and others may not get these new features for a while, as we compare the usage and satisfaction of these features versus people who don’t. Eventually everyone will get these features—but it just could be awhile. With this approach, it also means that we will make these features broadly available when they are ready, not necessarily tied to the next major feature update of Windows 10.

    In the coming weeks, one of the first features to take this new approach will be a feature we’re calling “Sets” (we may end up calling it something else by the time it ships).

    We will of course continue to ship a ton of new features and updates to the entire Windows Insider community as we build the future of Windows.

    For more, check out Terry’s email in your inbox. You can also read his email here from the Windows Insider website.

    I also have a few more things to share with you as well.

    We want to make sure you are aware that we recently re-launched our website and have shifted our focus to provide content that YOU have asked for, namely Insider Corner (showcase on the Community) and Articles (information about the program that you have been asking for such as Made By You articles, Behind-The-Scenes and more). You will continue to see new content being published to the website every month including your highly requested piece on “How to convince your boss to upgrade your business to Windows 10”!

    As you know, we on the Insider team are deeply passionate about creating technology but also creating WITH technology. We believe that everyone in the world should have the opportunity to at least be exposed to Computer Science education. We believe that ANYONE can learn and it is NEVER too late. If you have not attempted any sort of coding, we invite you to join us for Computer Science Education week next week as we together as a team complete the Minecraft: Hero’s Journey one hour game. We will then go into classrooms and teach this course within our own communities like this Windows Insider has done, not just for kids but the adults who love them. If you do complete this Hour of Codegame (seeing that 5 year old’s can do this easily, we know you can too!), please do tweet us a screenshot of your completed certificate and we will share a mural of them in an upcoming website post!

    For those of you who want to go further, I HIGHLY recommend this C# course on Microsoft Virtual Academy.

    Over the next few months, you will see us create content and host events not only for our Insiders who are consumers and IT folks, but also Insiders who are developers and creators. This will include people who build UWP apps, but ALSO people who build anything using Windows: game developers, Mixed Reality artists, sound engineers, graphic designers, Azure-backed web apps, etc. If you’ve ever been even a little “code curious”, this is the time to learn!

    In addition to Microsoft Virtual Academy, we have fallen in love with the amazing, diverse learning content on LinkedIn Learning. We highly recommend that over the holiday, Insiders use the one-month free trial and take a course that interests them. I personally am taking this negotiation course to continue to refine my hustle!

    Lastly, if you want to engage with us around any kind of professional or career development, please follow me on LinkedIn where I share content daily. Note: that is NOT the channel to discuss or get information about Windows features.

    No downtime for Hustle-As-A-Service,

    Dona <3


    Source: Coming soon to a flight near you! - Windows Experience Blog

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  2. Posts : 27,262
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17604
    Thread Starter
       28 Nov 2017 #2

    Email: An update on whats coming next for Windows Insiders - Windows Insider


    Hello Windows Insiders!
    With the release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update last month I want to take a moment to thank you, our millions of Insiders, who influence the future direction of Windows with all of your incredible engagement. Your feedback impacts how we move this extensive ecosystem of partners, developers, apps and services forward and we are on a roll as we continue to push the boundaries with Windows 10. Your commitment and passion helps us to deliver an exceptional experience for our customers around the world to achieve more.
    As you know through our on-going flights, we are hard at work on future updates to Windows 10 — and really looking forward to your feedback to refine our thinking. We will continue on our mission to empower the creator in all of us, with a new lens on exploring areas that help make the most of time, one of our most precious resources, and finding more time to create.
    Timeline Comes to WIP
    Today people work and play across multiple applications, platforms and devices and we want to make this easier and more seamless for our customers, so they can focus on what’s important – creating and getting things done. Earlier this year at Build, we showed you Timeline, which allows you to jump back in time, making it easier to find the files you’re looking for. A visual timeline is integrated directly into Task View so you can easily move back into files, apps, and sites as if you never left. We’ve heard strong interest in this feature, and we’re pleased you’ll see it in the next WIP build going out to the Fast Ring.1 We look forward to hearing your thoughts on this experience.
    Timeline as shown at Build 2017
    Introducing "Sets" — an easier way to organize your stuff and get back to what you were doing
    Many of the most important things we do happen across apps, web sites and PCs — whether that’s writing a report for school, planning a trip, managing a complex project at work — or even flipping back and forth between playing a game and watching a game. In today’s evolving modern workplace, we work on sets of things in fits and starts, often in between other commitments. We spend time setting things up just the way we want them for a project, with all our files, websites, notes and apps at hand —only to be pulled away at the last minute by a call, a meeting or some other interruption that seem to happen throughout our busy days. And, that’s the moment we’re focusing on, that moment when you have everything ready to be worked on but are pulled away. We believe there’s an easier way to organize your stuff and get back to what you were doing.
    In the coming weeks in WIP, we will begin releasing a new Windows 10 feature we are calling “Sets” (we’ve not landed on a name yet). With Sets, what belongs together stays together — making it easier and faster to create and be productive. The concept behind this experience is to make sure that everything related to your task: relevant webpages, research documents, necessary files and applications, is connected and available to you in one click. As Office, Windows and Edge become more integrated to create a seamless experience, so you can get back to what’s important and be productive, recapturing that moment, saving time — we believe that’s the true value of Sets. And with Timeline, it’ll be even easier to go back and find the Set you were working on.
    This video gives you an idea of our vision for Sets:
    Learning from you
    Sets represents a new chapter in our collaboration with you, our WIP community. You may have heard Satya talk about our cultural shift as a company of moving towards one that’s more “learn it all”. This is something we have embraced wholeheartedly, and it means we’re going to try some new things. We’ll test, learn and adjust based on your feedback.
    With Sets specifically, we’ll introduce a controlled study into WIP so that we can more accurately assess what’s working and what’s not. That means a smaller percentage of you will initially get Sets in a build. It also means that some of you won’t get it at all for a while, as we compare the usage and satisfaction of task switching in Windows for people who have sets versus people who don’t. Eventually everyone will get Sets — but it could be awhile.
    With this approach we will continue to ship a ton of new features and updates to the entire WIP community as we build the future of Windows. And like all features we ship into WIP, they will be broadly available when they are ready, not necessarily tied to the next major update.
    So, with that, let the feedback begin! And thank you again for all your support in making Windows 10 what it is today. With your help, we continue our mission to help every person and organization on the planet achieve more.
    Terry Myerson
    EVP Windows and Devices Group
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  3. Posts : 1,365
    Windows 10 and windows insider
       28 Nov 2017 #3

    We Want A NEW BUILD -- with some of the new features you mentioned above, Brink and Dona!
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  4.    28 Nov 2017 #4

    I don't like the idea of those "Sets" distribution, I got a feeling I'll end up as Tail end Charlie as usual. It should be all or none.
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  5. Posts : 31,211
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       28 Nov 2017 #5

    CountMike said: View Post
    I don't like the idea of those "Sets" distribution, I got a feeling I'll end up as Tail end Charlie as usual. It should be all or none.
    Agreed...... Shawn will have to do multiple "Announcing" threads for them that got and them that didn't, and hope you're posting in the right one! Kinda like the "Fast, no skippy", "Skippy w/Fast", etc.
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  6. Posts : 38,043
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       28 Nov 2017 #6

    Kari said: View Post
    A superstitious person might take the date on Windows 10 desktop in following video Microsoft published today as a sign; new build coming tomorrow. Maybe...
    Thanks for sharing that, Kari. Hopefully so. I'm ready.

    Great new O365 features. They're furthering development and introducing the linked-within-app navigation concept introduced in 8/8.1 Store apps. Nothing quicker and more convenient.

    Wish I had this tech back when in business, although I can still use it to some great extent today.
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  7. Posts : 13,460
    Windows 10 Pro
       28 Nov 2017 #7

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Great new O365 features. They're furthering development and introducing the linked-within-app navigation concept introduced in 8/8.1 Store apps. Nothing quicker and more convenient.
    For Ten Forums enthusiasts like we are, how cool would it be if you could select in forums settings to use Word as post editor instead of the built-in forum software editor, to be able to fully utilize this new Sets feature. You could post directly from Word with formatting and save your posts in OneDrive as Word docs. Opening one later would show all reference articles and quoted posts in their own tabs. You could edit if necessary, then select "Send to TF" to post it.
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  8.    28 Nov 2017 #8

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Agreed...... Shawn will have to do multiple "Announcing" threads for them that got and them that didn't, and hope you're posting in the right one! Kinda like the "Fast, no skippy", "Skippy w/Fast", etc.
    We don't know what would be criteria who get's them or when but I predict a lot of traffic in Insider forum and probably some confusion.
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  9.    28 Nov 2017 #9

    Kari said: View Post
    For Ten Forums enthusiasts like we are, how cool would it be if you could select in forums settings to use Word as post editor instead of the built-in forum software editor, to be able to fully utilize this new Sets feature. You could post directly from Word with formatting and save your posts in OneDrive as Word docs. Opening one later would show all reference articles and quoted posts in their own tabs. You could edit if necessary, then select "Send to TF" to post it.
    MS was mentioning something like that all the way back to 1995 and W95 but I guess technology wasn't ready for that that time.
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  10. Posts : 38,043
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       28 Nov 2017 #10

    CountMike said: View Post
    MS was mentioning something like that all the way back to 1995 and W95 but I guess technology wasn't ready for that that time.
    Oh? I don't remember that, but you would know better than me.

    Kari said: View Post
    For Ten Forums enthusiasts like we are, how cool would it be if you could select in forums settings to use Word as post editor instead of the built-in forum software editor, to be able to fully utilize this new Sets feature. You could post directly from Word with formatting and save your posts in OneDrive as Word docs. Opening one later would show all reference articles and quoted posts in their own tabs. You could edit if necessary, then select "Send to TF" to post it.
    Great idea, Kari. Are you going to be the one to suggest it to him, for I can imagine his expression >

    I've noticed he's had the paste from Word feature turned off in the editor for quite some time. I'm guessing for security reasons. If I'm going to write a long post I'll use Word and copy/paste it over. That way I can still surf the forum while writing off and on. Did it just last night for a post.
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