Office 365 is about helping you be more productive so you can make the most of every moment. We believe the future of productivity involves technology that is truly personal and can work on your behalf. This belief is a driving force behind Microsoft’s personal digital assistant Cortana, which is coming to PCs and tablets, with Windows 10
. Cortana learns your preferences to provide relevant recommendations, fast access to information, and important notifications. Cortana in Windows 10 can help you at home, at work and on the go.
We’re pleased to announce the ability to integrate Cortana in Windows 10 with Office 365 for businesses, available in the latest Windows Insiders preview build
. Cortana in Windows 10 will be now able to connect to Office 365 to help you accomplish more at work. You can preview this initial integration between Cortana and Office 365 starting today if your company is opted into First Release
for Office 365, and you are enrolled in the Windows Insider Program
and running Windows 10 preview bits.
Today, Cortana is already great at letting you quickly see what your day is going to look like, see when and where you first meeting is, get a sense of travel times to work, or even get updates for upcoming trips from your calendar.
Quickly glance at your day, know what’s next and take action.
Cortana gets even better when connected to Office 365. For instance, at work many of us spend significant time and energy on meetings. By integrating with Office 365, Cortana can proactively help you prepare for an upcoming meeting. Cortana brings you helpful information about the people you’re meeting with, recent documents they’ve worked on, and reminders about when and where you need to be next so you won’t be late.
Be better prepared for meetings with rich insights. See when and where you need to be next.
People are the heart of the workplace. Everything we do, whether it’s sending an email or preparing a presentation, all comes back to the people we work with and having a great relationship with them. Through Office 365, Cortana can pull together insights to help you be more connected—like how you and your colleagues are connected to each other, documents you share and your upcoming meetings with them. Cortana will even deliver reminders when that important person contacts you.
If you’re enrolled in the Windows Insider Program, running the Windows 10 preview bits, and have an Office 365 account at work, you can connect Cortana with Office 365 starting today. In addition, Office 365 admins can opt-out
of Cortana connectivity in the Office 365 Admin portal.
We are just starting this journey, and we’d love to hear your feedback on the Cortana and Office 365 integration preview, so please join the Windows Insider Program
to give it a try.