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Windows 10/11: Cortana’s Departure Confirmed, Embracing New Experiences Ahead

It was already expected, shortly after the announcement of Copilot, Microsoft officially announced the end of the Cortana application, both in Windows 10 and Windows 11. The assistant will no longer be available in the Microsoft operating system at the end of this year.

It must be said that Cortana, which had already been kicked out of Android and iOS platforms in 2019, is no match for Copilot, a new assistant powered by ChatGPT, which turns out to be much more powerful and knows how to respond more or less to any type of Query.

If the end of the app is already scheduled, the assistant will remain available in Outlook mobile and in the Teams app (including Teams Rooms). Cortana Daily Briefing in Outlook has been renamed Microsoft Viva. Microsoft doesn’t really want to dwell on the “leftovers” of that app and is even pushing Windows users towards Copilot and built-in AIs:

“You can still access the powerful productivity features in Windows and Edge, which have improved AI.” And for those who don’t understand, Microsoft recalls the advantages of Copilot over the old, now outdated assistant: “Instead of clicking on the Cortana icon and starting the application to switch to voice mode, you can now use your voice directly and answer to your productivity needs through various tools.”

It only took a few months for Microsoft to deeply integrate the GPT language model into its operating system and its main applications, thus reforming the Cortana assistant, which was only 8 years old. A fine example of rapid technological adaptation.

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