Windows 10 Mobile Preview Build 14327 Hits Fast Ring With Text Messaging From Your PC

We guess you could call Windows 10 Microsoft’s “living” operating system, as it has continually evolved since it was first introduced in July 2015. Microsoft has added new features, squashed bugs and generally made Windows 10 a compelling upgrade for those running Windows 7 and Windows 8. Thankfully, the updates to Windows 10 on the PC are also making their way to the smartphone side with constant updates to Windows 10 Mobile, the latest of which is Build 14327.

Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 14327 just hit the onramp to the Fast ring, bringing with it a preview of Messaging Everywhere. Messaging Everywhere is similar in concept to Handoff between iOS devices and OS X, allowing you to receive and send texts from your Windows 10 Mobile device on your Windows 10 PC.

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Enabling the feature is quite simple — all you have to do is make sure that you’re signed into your Microsoft account on both devices, and have the “Send texts on all my Windows devices” option enabled within settings. On your Windows 10 PC, you simply need to select which mobile device you want to route text message through.

However, unlock Handoff between an iPhone and OS X, it doesn’t appear that you can make or receive phone calls using your Windows 10 PC… yet.

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The other new arrivals in Insider Preview Build 14327 are less glamorous; Microsoft has enabled Cortana language support Spanish (Mexico), Portuguese (Brazil) and French (Canada). “For each new market and language, the Cortana Team works to develop a custom experience that is relevant in each individual market and language,” writes Microsoft’s Gabe Aul. “Voice input is also now available for these languages. Set focus to a text field and tap the microphone above the keyboard to give it a try.”

Microsoft also has posted a rather lengthy list of fixes that can be found in Build 14327 along with some issues that are still unresolved at this point. You can read more about the news features and the bug fixes by checking out the Windows Experience Blog.