Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 14376 for both PC and Mobile to the Fast ring

Microsoft today released the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build for both PC and Mobile to the Fast ring, bringing the build number to 14376.

Since we're just over a month away from the Anniversary Update - and likely less than a month before Insiders see an RTM build - there aren't any notable front-facing features in today's build. There was one note about Messaging Everywhere:

We have been testing with Windows Insiders a preview of the “Messaging everywhere” feature that allows you to receive and send text messages from your Windows 10 phone directly to and from your Windows 10 PC. The experience was well-received by Insiders however we believe we can deliver an even better experience through the Skype app. Because of this, we decided not to release this feature as part of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update this summer. Starting with Build 14376 and going forward, Insiders will no longer have the ability to reply to text messages from their phone via the Messaging app on their PCs. The ability to reply to text messages on your PC using Cortana is unaffected. Going forward, we will be working with the Skype Team on delivering a great “messaging everywhere” experience on your Windows 10 devices through the Skype app. We will share more details about this experience in the months ahead.

Removing the Messaging app is certainly an interesting choice, because it seems that the company removed the Skype functionality from it for this very reason. Now, it would seem that the answer is to simply call it Skype instead of Messaging.

Dona Sarkar noted that Microsoft is also pushing some internal builds today, so it may take a few hours before you see the new build.

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