Redstone update will allow Windows 10 users to send work in progress from mobile to desktop and vice versa?

Redstone update will allow Windows 10 users to send work in progress from mobile to desktop and vice versa?
Settings that show up on the latest builds of the Windows 10 Redstone update portend good times ahead for Windows 10 users. A toggle switch can turn on a feature that will allow your Windows 10 Mobile handset to open the same apps and share experiences on your Bluetooth paired Windows 10 PC. The bottom line is that you can start work on your phone and finish it on your PC. Or vice versa.

For example, you can start an email using your handset while out and about. And if you don't have time to finish it, you can do so when you get home by using your Windows 10 PC. Or you can use your home PC to find an address using Bing Maps, and navigate to it while in your car by using your Windows 10 Mobile powered handset.

And tasks that you start but don't finish won't be gone from your memory thanks to Cortana. The virtual voice-activated personal assistant will remind you if you have a work-in-progress that was started on your phone and which can be completed on your PC.

This new feature is part of Project Rome, introduced last month by Microsoft at its Build developer conference.

Setting on Windows 10 Redstone shows how tasks in progress can be handed off from a Windows 10 powered phone to a Bluetooth paired Windows 10 PC

Setting on Windows 10 Redstone shows how tasks in progress can be handed off from a Windows 10 powered phone to a Bluetooth paired Windows 10 PC


source: MSPoweruser

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2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Eager beaver.

3. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

MS is aiming for the market they know best: Professionals. Nothing wrong with that. I just hope that if W10 mobile shows signs of life for the Enterprise sector, the development for W10 will spur on the one area that has killed all things WP- App development and support. It could take a couple years, but I like the gamble.

6. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 709; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Or likely they're behaving like what blackberry does.

4. AlikMalix unregistered

Is this the same as Continuity Handoff on iOS? Or am I missing something?

8. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Not even close....... All other OS pale in what the surface /windows 10 will offer as a complete unified OS for phone and desktop. Just think of what is happening with ios vs the surface tablet today in the tablet arena.

13. AlikMalix unregistered

Read the article first. Then comeback and read my comment. I'm not talking about windoes 10, and I'm not talking about surface device in general. I'm talking about what this article is about - and it is extreemly similar to what handoff does!

10. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Frankly, that is the first thing that came to mind after reading the headline and I was expecting to at least see a mention of Mac OS X continuity in the article. I've never seen an iPhonearena article forget to mention a similar apple product when talking about a competitor's product, only seen it multiple times vise versa. Only difference is, like everything Windows vs Mac OS X, this'll be more advanced, with Cortana reminding you on both the SmartPhone and the WIndows PC to resume it, and possibly compatibility with Android devices instead of just Windows devices.

14. AlikMalix unregistered

So when Apple improves a feature - bad Apple!!!! When windows improves a feature introduced by Apple - good!!

17. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Uhm, where TF did you read that or get that implication in my post? You're probably still drunk on some apple koolaid, I'll leave you to get sober...

18. AlikMalix unregistered

You posted: "Only difference is, like everything Windows vs Mac OS X, this'll be more advanced, with Cortana reminding you on both the SmartPhone and the WIndows PC to resume it, and possibly compatibility with Android devices instead of just Windows devices." I understood: Someone makes improvements to Apple idea = bad. But anything apple makes improvements to someones idea = Apple copy, apple bad.... Just seeing this pattern from you and your friends... did you have to start insulting me? again? Another pattern: I say: "I like iPhone, I like iOS", you guys reply: "he likes iphone = he drink apple koolaid, he drunk on apple, he not know what is good because he buy apple" give it a rest!.. enjoy your w/e android device and let me enjoy my iDevice...

20. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"But anything apple makes improvements to someones idea = Apple copy, apple bad...." Yeah, 'cause CrappIe has an endless hypocritical pattern (http://www.dereferer.org/?http%3A%2F%2Fbit%2Ely%2F1si5DVX ) of pretending like they're all original, and their iSheeps have a just as endless pattern of believing that and bahing out loud "copycat" when there's a slight resemblance to any apple product. Look at Tim Cook insult competition for what CrappIe itself is just as guilty of: http://www.cnet.com/news/dear-tim-cook-apple-is-not-the-worlds-tech-inventor/ That's why people make a big deal out of it when they copy. Their's and their die-hard fan's hyposcrisy is just limitless. "Another pattern: I say: "I like iPhone, I like iOS", you guys reply: "he likes iphone = he drink apple koolaid, he drunk on apple, he not know what is good because he buy apple"" More like some iSheep turns a blind eye to everything the competition offers and just concludes "iOS/iDevice is supreme" without any rational logic to back it. Or in this case, picking bizarre conclusions trying to make apple look all innocent or unfairly judged. That's when I see statements like "drunk on apple koolaid" used. Only see those "he likes iPhone = bad" coming from mindless haters, which exist on every side of the fence. "give it a rest!.. enjoy your w/e android device and let me enjoy my iDevice..." Wonder why don't you ever say that to Unordinary and other iSheeps when you see them mindlessly praising iOS or hating the competition? Oh right, you enjoy such and have no problem with it...

15. Didier3001

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 15, 2015

This is brilliant! I'm really looking forward to see this.

22. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Microsoft Windows smart phones are not DEAD! in the last 3 years Millions of people have bought Windows smart phones and are Glad to hear that Microsoft is adding new features to Windows 10 mobile smart phones like the one this article describes. Microsoft it appears is going to make Windows 10 smart phone 1= excellent Business class smart phones. 2= make Windows 10 smart phones the best smart phone to work with it's growing number of Computer devices that run it's Full Windows 10 Desktop/ Server / PC Tablet OS that are 270 million being used and more coming. 3= Microsoft will make some of their Windows smart phones into smart phones / Pocket PC hybrids through their "Continuum" feature and MS Universal apps. no doubt the feature mentioned in this article indicates that is true.

24. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I worry that a lot of USA IT pros at Microsoft Seattle Redmond area and Apple employees and California silicon Valley folks could DIE from a 9 on the Richter scale Cascade seduction zone earth quake that could also trigger the San Andreas fault line to go off also. MOST USA Geologists says it's "OVERDUE" Microsoft and Apple should immediately open up a secondary headquarters at least 120 miles from the Pacific ocean and in a area far from any Earth quake faults or Volcanoes such as the yellow stone SUPER Volcano which is waking up.

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