Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 Build, Cuts Sets From Redstone 4

Posted on January 24, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Windows, Windows 10 with 8 Comments

Microsoft today released Windows 10 Redstone 4 build 17083 to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring. The latest build for Windows 10 Redstone 4 only includes a couple of new features as we are getting closer to the official, public release.

Build 17083 includes a number of new features, including a brand new Fonts management section in the Settings app which we revealed earlier. The new Fonts management system in Windows 10 includes a modern experience that lets you preview how a font looks and also makes it easier to get and install fonts in the OS as you can now install fonts from the Microsoft Store.

The latest build also packs the new Diagnostic Data Viewer, a new app that lets users view all the diagnostic data that gets collected by Microsoft from Windows 10. In addition to that, Microsoft is also rebranding Quiet Hours in Windows 10 to Focus Assist, which is certainly a much better and less confusing name that Quiet Hours. The update brings other minor features such as the ability to remove items from the past hour on Timeline, ability to view app version numbers of UWP apps, and the ability to setup Windows Hello for the first time on a lockscreen.

Along with the release of build 17083, Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar announced that the company will not be releasing Windows 10’s new tabbed interface feature Sets with Redstone 4. The company never promised a Redstone 4 release for Sets, but considering the state of the feature at the moment, Microsoft is probably better off postponing the release to Redstone 5, which comes out later this year.

“Thank you for your support of the early testing we’ve done with Sets. Your feedback helps us as we continue to develop this feature. Starting with this build, we’re taking Sets offline as we ready RS4 for release. If you have been testing Sets, you will no longer see it – however, Sets will return soon in a post-RS4 flight! Thanks again for feedback, and we look forward to sharing new Sets features with you soon,” Sarkar stated in the blog post.

Sets would definitely be one of the biggest features of Redstone 4 if it did make the cut. Having tried out Sets recently, I think Microsoft made a good decision by deciding to delay the release to Redstone 5 as the feature is quite buggy and simply incomplete for the time being.

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8 responses to “Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 Build, Cuts Sets From Redstone 4”

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    kherm

    Apparently it's a no-no to call this feature "cut" even though it was "cut" /s

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    MikeGalos

    Thank you, Mehedi, for pointing out that Microsoft never said that Sets would be part of Redstone 4. Now if only the headline writer would have done the same rather than declaring it "cut".

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    Yaggs

    Sets in the current build is terrible... like... really terrible... if they are getting close to finishing off this build in the next month or so there was no way it was going to make it.

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    Winner

    As I understand it, Sets will only work on Edge? So not really OS-general at all.

    Isn't Stardock's sets-type feature already out and more generalized than what Microsoft will be offering, somday?

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      rameshthanikodi

      In reply to Winner:

      Sets will work with UWP only. It is OS-wide, but at the same time, it is gated. It ties in with Timeline. Also it doesn't have anything to do with Edge, it only just looks like it.


      But yeah, Stardock's sets thing is already out and is already better. I hope Microsoft's product planning takes notice.

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    rameshthanikodi

    It would be embarrassing if they don't ship it before the next BUILD conference, considering they announced this at last year's BUILD....but I guess it's also less embarrassing to delay and to ship a feature complete than to release it half-baked.

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