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Microsoft Cortana to get language support and new features

Microsoft Cortana PC on Windows 10 build 1511
Microsoft Cortana on PC
Build 14279 of Windows 10 Insider Preview brings Cortana in three new languages and gives it the ability to save information, also packing an updated logon experience and more.
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New features that appear in Windows Insider preview builds usually end up in the final product sooner or later, especially when talking about adding support for new languages or interface changes. This time, Microsoft aims to add three new languages to Cortana, also enabling the personal voice assistant to save new reminder information. 

At the end of last week, Microsoft announced Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14279, a version aiming Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. Its highlights include the following:

  • Cortana gets support for Spanish (Mexico), Portuguese (Brazil), and French (Canada)
  • The logon screen and lock screen are now merged into a single background, similar to the mobile version
  • Cortana can save useful information and to-do items without a due date, each with specific details as needed
  • Various improvements in Japanese input method editor

The new build also fixes multiple Edge and Cortana problems, Windows Update issues, and more. Windows 10 received a few regular updates last week so the new languages and features for Cortana should arrive later this month, maybe next to the unified logon screen as well.

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