I'm currently running Win10 on a couple desktops with no microphones. I've disabled disabled Cortana. I've kept the search function (local only - no web search). And I do not use a Microsoft account to log into Windows.

I understand that I will not be able to disable Cortana after installing the Anniversary Update. I'm not sure what this means for me. How visible is Cortana going to be? Is there going to be any way to say I just want a plain vanilla search function?