Microsoft Cortana Gets Major Updates for Windows 10 PC

Last Updated: July 28, 2016

Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with a big focus on Cortana. The company also shared that all firmware updates for for Lumia devices will now be automatically published for Windows Insiders.  Windows Insiders are getting new builds even though the operating system launched in July 2015. First up, Cortana is now available in three more languages (on top of the existing 11 languages ): Spanish (Mexico), Portuguese (Brazil), and French (Canada). You’ll need to run the Windows 10 Insider Preview in these languages to try out Cortana’s new tongues. For each new market and language, Microsoft’s Cortana team builds a custom experience .

Also speaking of Cortana, you can now save useful information by setting reminders with less information (for example, the name of a book you want to read by saying “remind me to read [insert book name]” or a to-do item without a due date by saying “remind me to wash the car”). You can add specific details like location, time, and people at a later time so that Cortana will surface the reminder when it’s most relevant. Microsoft also promises that in future builds, Cortana will be able to retrieve these upon request, “just like a real personal assistant would.” Until now,

Windows 10 for PCs had two separate backgrounds: one for the Lock screen and one for the log on screen. Microsoft will now show a single background, similar to Windows 10 Mobile. If you have a custom Lock screen background set, you will see your Lock screen background for both the Lock screen and logon screen. This change will come to Windows Spotlight users in a future build. Last but not least, Microsoft has improved Japanese IME. You can expect a smoother typing experience and extended prediction content.

This  updates also includes the following bugs fixes :
An issue where Microsoft Edge and Cortana were crashing for users with roaming profiles.

An issue where Cortana would continue to show reminders that have been completed.
An issue where items copied/moved to the desktop would not display until the desktop is manually refreshed by right-clicking on the desktop and choosing “Refresh” or pressing F5. An issue where downloading certain drivers from Windows Update was causing some PCs to get the blue screen of death.

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