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What is Cortana?

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

Manage Cortana settings in Windows 10

Cortana is part of Windows 10 in the locales where Cortana is available. If you don’t want the digital assistant to be visible to you, you can hide Cortana from the taskbar. You can also manage your privacy settings following the steps below. To hide Cortana in Windows 10, May 2020 Update and later versions, select the Cortana icon in the taskbar and uncheck Show Cortana button.

Cortana help & learning - Microsoft Support

Cortana is your personal productivity assistant in Microsoft 365. Cortana voice assistance in Teams, Play My Emails in Outlook, Cortana in Windows, and the Briefing email help you achieve more so you can focus on what matters.

What's new with Cortana?

Cortana in Windows can assist you in better managing your schedule and tasks. You can speak or type requests to check your calendar, set a reminder, or add to your lists in Microsoft To Do. And you can look up local information, get definitions, and keep track of the latest news, weather, and finance information with Bing search.

Make Cortana yours

Use Cortana's Notebook to tell her about your interests, favorite places, and things you want to keep up on. Add more info about yourself in the Notebook to get better, more personalized help from Cortana.

Activate "Cortana" mode

When you turn on "Cortana" mode, Cortana will respond when you say the wake word. Note: The wake word has been re-enabled in the latest version of Cortana in Windows. If you're on Windows 10, May 2020 Update, be sure that you've updated to build 19041.329 or later to use the wake word with Cortana. For earlier builds, you can still click on the microphone button to use your voice with Cortana.

Control Settings and open apps with Cortana

Cortana is ready to help you easily find and change your PC's settings. There's no need to hunt through Settings —just open Cortana and use voice or text to open Settings and make changes. Cortana can open any setting for you. For example, to open Bluetooth settings try, "Cortana, open Bluetooth settings." Cortana can also open apps on your computer.

Control your smart home devices with Cortana

Control your smart home devices with Cortana. Keep an eye on and control what's going on at home—no matter where you are—by linking Cortana with your Nest, Wink, Insteon, SmartThings, or Philips Hue account. Adjust your lights, outlets, switches, and thermostats with just a few simple voice commands using Cortana on your PC, speaker, or phone.

Using Microsoft To Do with Cortana

Using Microsoft To Do with Cortana. With our Cortana integration it's easier than ever to stay on top of your most important tasks each day. Just add your Outlook or Microsoft 365 account as a connected service to Cortana and you'll be able to use Cortana to add reminders and tasks to your lists in Microsoft To Do.
Applies To: Microsoft To Do

Play music with Cortana

Play your favorite artists, albums, tracks, or genres—even something based on your mood or activity, like workout music—using Cortana on your PC. Here's how to connect Cortana to a music service. Connect your Spotify account to Cortana. Open Cortana. Select Notebook , then Music. Choose Spotify, and enter your account information. Or ...
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