Microsoft software developer job posting hints at Cortana on Windows
Cortana has been a major hit with Windows Phone with consumers switching region and language settings to take full advantage of the personal assistant from Microsoft. Unfortunately, there's no similar experience on Windows 8, but that could change if a recent job posting is anything to go by. Microsoft is looking to merge all experiences together, so it's certainly plausible the company would look to bring Cortana to Windows.
But why halt things at Windows? Microsoft could also bring Cortana to Xbox, enabling consumers who reside within a Microsoft ecosystem to enjoy a complete experience. Back to the job posting in question, which is seeking a software development engineer to "build the next generation of Cortana". What's interesting about the posting is how 'Windows' is used and not strictly Windows Phone.
Functionality is already in place regarding Cortana, which could make it easier to migrate data across platforms, including the Notebook which stores personalized information and Bing integration. Features such as this could be synchronized across a Microsoft Account to Windows, Windows Phone and the Xbox One. The Xbox already has some focus on speech recognition and commands input, which could be amplified with the addition of Cortana. Think more recommendations and options from the virtual assistant.
For now, we're still waiting for Microsoft to further develop Cortana and introduce the assistant to more regions outside the US. Would you like to see Cortana on both Windows and Xbox One? Sound off in the comments. Remember to post your suggestions for Cortana over on the official User Voice page.
Source: Microsoft (opens in new tab), via: LiveSide
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Off subject, but you're right, this is still top priority... This week we should see another update to XBM.. Hopefully we won't have to wait until Friday this time, and hopefully it will bring more features...
Anyways, I would like to see Cortana brought to a WP smartwatch platform... The reason I say platform is because I think MS should make their smartwatch OS free, literally free, for other manufacturers to use... That would further Cortana's reach into the market, give consumers more options... I hope MS is thinking ahead on this one...
Anyway, I'll pm you when i can, maybe get an idea on the user voice and promote it if you want, or maybe send it to some MS employee you know (someone senior than a janitor preferably :)) just kidding :))) i haven't got the time yet :-))
Have a nice day ! :)
Hey another thing, also send a PM to Daniel rubino, he might like to put an article about it, telling people to vote. After all, who wouldn't want such a functionality ? (except people who're still confused with wp8.0 maybe ? :)))
I'm waiting for its Indian version...
I personally feel the followings::
1.Contana should land to each and every regaion. Speaking at least commonly used or standard or universally known Languages like English, Hindi, franch, Spanish, german.
2. Cortana should in future, will like a physical presence felt where it will enable to control our home, car, vehicles, nevigations, appliances and other luxury ness. Take care of our belongings and house in our absence!
3. Cortana will have power to absorb the environment sensations, where it will enable safery for ladies/girls to save from stranges, can escape the traps and save themselves from any harsh circumstance and land them the support as needed based on regional barriers to communicate.
4. Cortana has capablity to surpass our presence every where we will in future will not stand in ques for buing tickets, transfering money, paying bills, or buying groceries or stationary.
In this, internet is the main steam and of course WiFi. So, where there's internet, there's CORTANA.
Let Cortana shines with such dynamic assistance personally..
This is nothing, infact she can do many things which even we might not know. That's because man has heart and soul to live and survive, like wise CORTANA has internet as soul and notebook as heart.
Think over it!!!
I am damn sure that people across the globe will say, if you don't know anything just ask Cortana insted of searching in google.