Windows 10 - Cortana

Cortana is Microsoft’s intelligent personal assistant. It is included in Windows 10, as well as with other Microsoft systems and devices like Windows Phones and Xbox, among others.

Cortana will help you find things in your computer, set appointments, answer questions, and many other things.

To use Cortana simply type a question in the search box in the Taskbar, or click the microphone icon and talk to Cortana.

The icons on the left-side are for −

  • Home
  • Notebook
  • Reminders
  • Feedback

Home is the initial Cortana window where you can type or ask questions.

Initial Cortana Window

Activating Cortana

If Cortana isn’t active, you can turn it on by typing “Cortana” in the Taskbar search to access the Cortana settings, or just clicking the “Gear” icon on the left-side of the menu.

Activate Cortana

After activating Cortana, it will start gathering information about you to personalize the experience.

Cortana Window

You can also customize how Cortana responds to you.

Personalizing Cortana

To further customize Cortana and personalize your interactions with it, you can also access the Cortana Notebook.

Personalizing Cortana

This notebook stores what Cortana knows about you.

You can also add reminders by either typing them or talking to Cortana.