Microsoft unveils Timeline in Windows 10 update


Microsoft made an update to Windows 10 available to testers ahead of an official release, the company announced in a blog post. Among minor changes such as improvements in settings and the Edge browser, the tech giant revealed a feature called Timeline.

The new addition allows users to resume past activities on their PC, or across other PCs or mobile devices. It shows chronologically sorted snapshots linking back to the documents, tasks or web pages pictured.

Users with multiple accounts will be able to disable activity collection and clear their history if they prefer to keep their work profile separate from the personal one.  “In addition to resuming past activities through Timeline, your personal digital assistant Cortana will suggest activities you might want to resume to help you stay productive as you switch between your phone, laptop, and other Cortana-enabled devices. This experience is powered by the same activities that appear in Timeline,” the update rundown explained.

Microsoft also announced it is retiring its HomeGroup service, through which users could set up networks in order to share files and printers. “Whether it’s connecting PCs and printers on your home network… or using OneDrive to share a photo album of your last vacation, Windows 10 makes connecting multiple devices and sharing content streamlined and simple. HomeGroup was terrific for the pre-cloud and pre-mobile era, but today this functionality is built right into Windows 10 and apps,” the company said.


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