Unable to compete with Google, Apple or Amazon, Microsoft relegates Cortana to its corporate offer

Unable to compete with Google, Apple or Amazon, Microsoft relegates Cortana to its corporate offer


The Cortana digital assistant is no longer present for conventional Windows 10 users; it is necessary to have a work, educational or Office 365 account Credit: Shutterstock

Microsoft

has announced

 that in the next update of

Windows 10

trim several functions of

Cortana

, which happens to be only in the tools of

Microsoft 365

from the

next update of Windows 10

, planned for this autumn.

The American company has reported that Cortana in the

Launcher for Android

 disappear in the next month of April, online with the recent announcement that it will stop supporting its assistant on iOS and Android as of February.

Now, Microsoft has decided to give Cortana a new look in Windows 10, which it now refers to as an "updated Windows experience" and to be specialized in offering new

productivity services based on Office 365

as of the next update of the operating system in April, as reported by the company in a statement.


The next version of Cortana will be available to chat in a messenger

The next version of Cortana will be available to chat in a messenger

In addition, Cortana improve its functions in privacy and data security of its users. In the next update of Windows 10, a new chat interface that allows communication by keyboard or voice will be added.

At the moment only in the United States and in English, the Windows Calendar and new functions to manage appointments and meetings are added. Now users can ask Cortana to search for people or files and even check emails.


Cortana will no longer be integrated in the launcher that Microsoft offers for Android

Cortana cease to be integrated into the launcher that Microsoft offers for Android Credit: Shutterstock

In addition, the assistant continues to give Bing responses, set alarms and timers, open applications or adjust settings. Outside the United States, the initial release will include Bing responses and the ability to chat with Cortana.