While Microsoft cancels Cortana expansion on other platforms like Android or iOS, it’s a voice assistant more powerful in Windows 10. A version of the operating system currently available to beta testers of the Insider program includes the ability to find files on your PC simply by asking for them. Business users with OneDrive or SharePoint can also locate files on network drives to which they have access, but the key here is that they can find information without needing all the specific details.
According to the blog post, just part of a filename or the name of an author can be enough for the AI to determine the document you need. “Hey Cortana, opening marketing presentation” and “Hey Cortana, Anthony’s open budget Excel” are two examples, as well as “Find recent files” to see the most recent items you accessed.