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After Windows 10, Cortana may cozy up to Office

Brad Chacos | Feb. 9, 2015
A mysterious 'Work Assistant' app that appeared in the Windows Phone Store is reportedly tied to an effort to bring Cortana to Microsoft's productivity suite.

"One project I am working on with Microsoft is the Personal Agent which will remember everything and help you go back and find things and help you pick what things to pay attention to. The idea that you have to find applications and pick them and they each are trying to tell you what is new is just not the efficient model--the agent will help solve this. It will work across all your devices."

Interesting. Very interesting.

Assuming this all proves true, here's hoping that Cortana manages to be less annoying than Clippy when she winds up in Office. She already holds interesting conversations on Windows Phone --but only when you go out of your way to ask for her input.

 

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