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What’s New in Cortana on the Latest Windows 10 Update?

by John Martin Engineer

So Microsoft is all ready to move the Windows 10 Update of May 2020 version for some specific compatible devices. There will be some improvements in the existing features and also Cortana will get into a new version. The 2004 version, Cortana will no longer get the integration version on Windows 10, but it will regularly provide updates from the Microsoft Store. It means users don’t have to wait for the next update, if there is a new version available, they can easily download and update it. Some changes happened: the designing of Cortana, the chat base section, the typing section, and the voice command section can always get in use now. 

Cortana is also an assistant just like Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, but it was not as popular as these. So now Microsoft decided to take Cortana to the next level and improved its supremacy. Now the growth in productivity, results and work has improved. It will be able to do some new tasks that Cortana wasn’t able to do before. Task-related to the Microsoft Office will be done by Cortana. Well, there are many more improvements that happened with Cortana that should be known, so here are those features:

The New Interface of Cortana

Even though there are not many changes that happened into the interface from the older one. The new designing on Cortana looks so clean and simple. At the time of opening the Cortana, you will be asked to sign in from your Microsoft account. Once you sign in to Cortana, it will no longer be available to taskbar; in fact, it will be moved as an application. You can drag it or move its location from one space to others just like any other application. 

Cortana simply made for interaction and results, and it is its primary objective. For those who use keyboard and mouse to use Cortana can use it as usual. However, if anyone wants to use the audio section, then the mic will help the user to make commands using the hands-free mic. You can check the history and clear the history you have checked before. 

Functionalities of Cortana

So now the productivity and assistance of Cortana are increased, the functionality of Cortana has gotten bigger as well. It can manage your work in a more enhanced way. You can schedule your tasks and upcoming work letting the Cortana handle it. Whether asking for your office files or checking up on the calendar or upcoming events, Cortana will manage all of these works. 

You can create reminders and similar to the previous version; it can be used for searching on the internet instantly. From alarms to the apps, it will manage things steps by steps. The improvements in Cortana are in bigger shape now, and now you can check it out by using it.

App Settings of Cortana

The settings section of Windows 10 no longer has the option of Cortana, but still, you can manage the settings of Cortana within the application. You need to open the Cortana app and click on the three-dotted icons to get into the settings of Cortana. 

The device: In the following section, you will see the option of activating Cortana by using the “Wakeword.” The assistance word will enable you to command, and Cortana will respond to you.

In the keyboard section, you can choose if you want to use the “Type” way or the “Speaker or type” way. 

In the permission section, you can grant permission within the applications when they ask about allow or deny like a microphone. In the speech section, you need to allow by tapping to permit speech for command. 

Account: Your account sync calendar, events, contacts, reminder, emails and many more things, and if you remove your account, all these information and data will be removed from Cortana. It is the same as clearing data, once you clear data; you have to begin things from the beginning. 

Hardware: In the hardware section, it can add Xbox One, Amazon Alexa, Headphone and more devices. At the time of launching Cortana in Windows 10, you will see all these connected devices and these can be managed by one click on each one.

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