Cortana is Microsoft’s personal productivity assistant that helps you save time and focus attention on what matters most.
To get started, select the Cortana icon on the taskbar. If you’re not sure what to say, try asking, "What can you do?"
Here are some things Cortana can do for you:
Manage your calendar and keep your schedule up to date
Join a meeting in Microsoft Teams or find out who your next meeting is with
Create and manage lists
Set reminders and alarms
Find facts, definitions, and info
Open apps on your computer
Activate "Cortana" mode
Open Cortana, select Settings , and then under Talk to Cortana switch the wake word toggle to On. Note: the wake word is currently disabled in the most recent version of Cortana in Windows 10 but will be re-enabled soon.
To activate "Cortana" mode in Windows 10, November 2019 Update and earlier versions, see our support topic.
Cortana is only available in certain countries/regions, and some Cortana features might not be available everywhere. A list of regions and languages Cortana is available in can be found here.