Cortana in Windows 10 build 9901
21 January, during the press conference, Microsoft plans to present the consumer features of Windows 10, but because the Internet leaked non-public build of Windows 10 (build 9901), we don’t have to wait for this date to learn detailed information about what Microsoft is preparing to users.
Perhaps one of the most significant innovations in Windows 10 build 9901 is Cortana, a digital assistant working on the taskbar, with its unique circular animation and sounds. Although in its current form the feature is far from perfect, now we can get a rough idea about what will be Cortana in the end.
Nothing amazing, but Cortana for Windows 10 looks and behaves almost like a version for Windows Phone. In build 9901, the assistant works partially, but is quite responsive. She is on the task bar and appears by clicking on the search field.
If you are logged in with your Microsoft account, all your preferences from the Windows Phone will be moved in the desktop version.
The menu in the upper left part of the window allows Cortana to access various sections, including «Cortana Home», «Notebook», «Reminders», «Places» and «Settings».
Under «Settings» you can change the name that the carer uses to the user. If you don’t want Cortana to speak to you by name, you can disable this feature. Here you can turn off detection of tracking information and the team support «Hey Cortana».
Function «Hey Cortana» allows you to begin interacting with the digital assistant without having to manually launch the app. Ie you can just say «Hey Cortana» to call the helper and use the function of hands-free.
When you perform a search using Cortana, depending on the input query on the search results from local files, settings, app store and the Internet.
Another interesting feature to search is named «Search my stuff». This feature enhances user interface, allowing you to filter the search for files, apps, settings, photos, videos, music and email – very convenient.
The new build includes many other changes, which you can read here.