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Microsoft testing a new Cortana design with a server-side change

18 March 2019 2

Microsoft seems to be testing a new Cortana design via a server-side change in the latest Windows 10 build. The new design appears to be slightly cleaner with the focus on making it easier to find things. In other words, the whole purpose of having a digital assistant is to help you get things done and with this redesign, the team is hoping to do the same faster and more efficiently.

In the new Cortana design, there are tabs to help users find a particular kind of items at a single place. These tabs are All, Apps, Documents, Emails, Web, and More. Clicking on any of the tabs will show all the relevant contents making it faster and easier to find what the user is looking for.

It is followed by a section called Top Apps which shows a quick overview of user's most frequently used apps. It is another way of making it faster for users to find what they mostly do and get going almost instantly. It is followed by the Recent Activity section which shows an overview of the things a user did on his PC recently.

New design vs Old design

This new Cortana design is reported to be a server-side change on the latest Windows 10 update. It means it is currently available only for randomly select users in a few regions. It is hard to say when the redesign will see a wider rollout but whenever it does, we will keep you posted.


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