Cortana separated from Windows and became more of a personal productivity assistant. Even if Cortana wasn’t mentioned at Microsoft’s Build conference, recent leaks suggest that the digital assistant is ready for a change. Here are all the details about Cortana’s upgrade.
Cortana Might End Up on Microsoft Teams
Tipster @wbpluto posted on Twitter a screenshot, suggesting how Cortana might end up as a digital business assistant for the Microsoft 365 services, such as Teams and Outlook. From the tipster’s tweet, we can take a look at how Cortana might be integrated into Teams on Apple’s iPhones.
The digital assistant is still referred to as “Cortana” and can be utilized to “join meets and make a call on the go with your voice.” The screenshot also unveils how Cortana can be enabled to share documents. Such a thing would fall in line with previous leaks from Microsoft reporter Brad Sams, who said that Microsoft has recently been dubbed Cortana “the Microsoft 365 assistant.” After all, the digital assistant already has now its place in Outlook on iOS and can be enabled to read aloud emails.
The news is very intriguing, especially after an interview released by PC World, with the corporate vice president of Cortana, Andrew Shuman. According to him, Microsoft’s upcoming plans might be to put Cortana where people utilize it for personal productivity, particularly on Windows.
Shuman also detailed that the Covid-19 pandemic has held up some progress on Cortana and caused it not to reach the Build event. Additionally, he explained that the “Windows 10 May 2020 release itself was in flux” as a reason why the digital assistant was not showing up at the conference. There were, however, other issues with Microsoft’s testing labs being shut down. We probably have to wait a little bit more until the first official news about Cortana’s upgrade.