We knew Cortana would show up on desktop sooner or later even though it’s never been announced, and now we’ve got an idea of how it’ll work. Screenshots and video from WinBeta show what Microsoft’s virtual assistant will be like when it finally and inevitably shows up in Windows 10. Cortana already runs on Windows Phone, but this addition will let people ask the assistant questions from their desktops.
It’s been months since the Windows Technical Preview launched to the public, and we’re still yet to see Cortana running on the desktop. We’ve known about her being present in Windows 10 for a while now, even before the first public build of the operating system, yet we’ve still not seen her in action. Well, here at WinBeta, we’ve got access to Cortana running on Windows 10, and we want to give you a first quick look! Now, before we dive in, we must stress that Cortana in the state that she is in within our screenshots and video is pre-release, meaning Cortana in this form does not represent the final product. The UI, among many other things are not finished in the build we have access to, so Cortana will look ten times better by the time she is unveiled to the public.