Open some features to other regions

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It's no secret that the cortana's Us exclusivity is one of the many factors she has a low adoption rate but the fact that i can use about 90% of the features available on cortana US when i switch my region even though shows that she can work just fine in other regions and there's no reason for her to be locked in the us the only inconvenience right now is that she uses US measurement units which are just confusing for someone who's not accustomed to them 

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Bing in not optimised for other regions either, it's about time msft drop its totally US centric approach and devoted some time to other markets like Australia and the UK. I am sick of having my region set to US, just to operate my invoke and home automation. It was bad enough I had to import the three invoke speakers I have. It's been years now and still cortana is neutered outside the US markets. Cortana will never succeed with such an insular vision.
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Agreed, other companies are making their products global and increasing their user base, that should be Microsoft's target too.