Microsoft Cortana - Digital Assistant

Microsoft Cortana is an intelligent personal assistant developed by Microsoft for Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft Band, and coming to Windows 10,iOS, and Android.

It is named after Cortana, an artificial intelligence character in Microsoft's Halo video game series, with Jen Taylor, the character's voice actress, returning to voice the personal assistant's US-specific version.

Cortana was demonstrated for the first time at the Microsoft BUILD Developer Conference (April 2–4, 2014) in San Francisco.It has been launched as a key ingredient of Microsoft's planned "makeover" of the future operating systems for Windows Phone and Windows. As of 2015, Cortana is available as a beta to all users of Windows Phone 8.1  and Windows 10 Preview in the United States (US English), China (Mandarin Chinese), and the United Kingdom (UK English). Users in certain countries can also choose to opt-in to the alpha for the English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish versions of Cortana as of August 2014.

In 2015 Microsoft announced the availability for Windows 10 desktops as part of merging Windows Phone into the operating system at large. On the 26th of May, 2015 Microsoft announced that Cortana would also be available on other mobile platforms. An Android release is set for June 2015 followed by an iOS release later in the year.

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Cortana's features include being able to set reminders, recognize natural voice without the user having to input a predefined series of commands, and answer questions using information from Bing (like current weather and traffic conditions, sports scores, and biographies).

Windows 8.1's universal Bing SmartSearch features are incorporated into Cortana, which replaces the previous Bing Search app which is activated when a user presses the "Search" button on their device.

Cortana also includes a music recognition service. Cortana can also roll dice and flip a coin by asking the commands "roll a die" (one die), "roll the dice" (two dice), and "flip a coin",Concert Watch is a feature that helps Cortana determine which bands or musicians you are interested in by monitoring your Bing searches.

Cortana also integrates with the Microsoft Band for Windows Phone devices if connected via bluetooth.On the Microsoft Band Cortana can make reminders and bring phone notifications.

Hey Cortana

Since the Lumia Denim series, launched in October 2014, active listening was added to Cortana, enabling it to be triggered with the phrase: “Hey Cortana,” even across the room and without the need to touch the phone. After the trigger phrase is spoken, Cortana can be controlled normally for tasks like setting a reminder, asking a question, or launching an app. Some devices from the United Kingdom by O2 have received the Lumia Denim update without the feature but this was later clarified as a bug and Microsoft had since fixed it.

Cortana also integrates with services like Foursquare to provide restaurant and local attraction recommendations


Testing Microsoft Cortana on Windows 10
Posted by on Sunday, 7 June 2015


How to Enable  Windows Cortana Outside United States?

Cortana is Disabled to Enable itu set your Device Language and  Region United States.

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