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Microsoft Rolls Out New Windows 10 Preview With Cortana And Continuum

Microsoft Rolls Out New Windows 10 Preview With Cortana And Continuum
January 26
10:32 2015

We spent a decent chunk of our time getting a load of what Microsoft’s added to Windows 10 since the last time we saw it, and now the bravest among you can take (most of) that new stuff for a spin.

The company launched the next build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview and with it comes long-awaited features like Continuum — for when you’re running Windows on shape-shifting devices — and a new Xbox app that focuses on “the basics.”

And the biggest addition to the mix? Cortana has finally migrated from her home on Windows Phone to the desktop, though not everything works the way it should just yet.

A post on the company’s Windows blog written by Microsoft engineering general manager Gabe Aul confirms the virtual assistant can take down notes and answer questions about weather and finance.

But she still has a little trouble transcribing more complex reminders.

And the rub? A few of Microsoft’s juicier tidbits still aren’t ready for public consumption.

There’s no mention made of the new Project Spartan browser or the company’s updated take on Office, but they’re expected to become available to Windows Insiders later this year. Patience, grasshoppers.

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