Why is it that only in December Andrew Shuman went on record as saying that Microsoft had no intention of removing functionality from Invoke and would continue to support Cortana on Invoke and in phone apps? Now we are in a situation where Cortana is loosing existing consumer skills, being removed from Invoke and is basically being neutered.
The retrenchment of Cortana will totally alienate the consumer market further which is inextricably connected to business as the two are intertwined. To destroy rather than incrementally build on existing consumer functions, is failed logic. This will render consumers abilities to connect across a variety of services offered by Microsoft so much more limited.
Developers and users have been burnt so many times due to Microsoft retrenchment strategies and yet here we are again. Please reconsider.