Office Apps Now Work With Sets in Windows 10 Redstone 5

Posted on April 12, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Office 365, Windows 10 with 7 Comments

Microsoft is releasing a new Redstone 5 build, build 17643, to Windows Insiders in Skip Ahead. The new build of Redstone 5 includes some more improvements to Windows 10’s upcoming Sets feature which introduces a tabbed experience for apps.

Sets in build 17643 now works with Office apps like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Those part of the Office Insiders program can now use Sets with Office apps as long as they are running the latest updates for the apps.

Once you are on the latest versions of these apps and running the latest Redstone 5 build, you will be able to use Office apps in a tabbed experience and switch between different documents, presentations, and spreadsheets easily. Sets in the latest build now also works with most Win32 apps using the default Windows titlebar, according to Microsoft.

Build 17643 includes a couple of other improvements — Microsoft Edge’s WebDriver is now an on-demand feature, Data Roaming now shows your data usage and more. You can find the full changelog here.


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7 responses to “Office Apps Now Work With Sets in Windows 10 Redstone 5”

  1. NazmusLabs

    I'm pleasantly surprised by all win32 apps with standard titlebars now just working.

    • Alex Taylor

      In reply to NazmusLabs:

      I'm less surprised, but still heartened.

      I use and love this feature in KDE with Opensuse Linux, and because the window manager controls it, it can apply to anything that lets the window manager draw its titlebar (which is lots of things).

      Good to hear the same will apply in Windows - and that they have tweaked Office to work.

      • NazmusLabs

        In reply to agt4:

        I was surprised because until now, the notion was that Microsoft would slowly bring select of their own first party apps to sets but would have an API for third party apps to support it themselves. But that would mean years of waiting to get all major apps on board. But this, "just does it". It means on day one, sets would be a lot more useful than I ever imagined.

        It also spells doom from the likes of Groupy and clover.

  2. wright_is

    I still don't see the point of sets. I always want the information on open documents displayed next to each other. And if I don't have them currently displayed / visible, a quick alt-tab brings them to the front or I can click on the task bar.