New version of Cortana [released today] is suggesting to use Work/School account instead of Personal

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and as a result, most of its settings and options are missing when using personal account

 

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Missing items including: Weather, To-Do, Calendar, Flight, Devices etc etc...

 

I really hope it's not permanent because Not everyone use or even have a work/school account. I for one don't and I don't see any necessity to have one for Cortana.

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@HotCakeX 

 

Agreed this is ridiculous, I don't want my work account set as my main account with Cortana, I use her primarily for personal things and work business to a lesser degree. I don't mind her being connected to both but the personal account should not limit the availability of features. 

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Exactly.
Though I recently got Office 365 business subscription and signed into the Cortana beta with it but I didn't notice any difference.
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@HotCakeX 

I'm not sure whether it's just my localisation settings or what but the new beta app has no settings for anything other than the account I use. I am lucky I have computers with the old versions still as I can actually see what's connected, my skills, devices and home automation. This new app is basically useless and I am not surprised as in the news today Microsoft seem to have confirmed they are killing off most of Cortana from android, IOS and it's likely neutering it in Windows too. I don't want to access Cortana through several different apps in Office365, I want a single location to control and be fed information useful to me. I don't like this new direction it seems counter intuitive and certainly not productive. 

 

I have to say I am beyond shocked by the news they are withdrawing support for Android, with the new surface Duo coming I thought they would be ramping up development and integration of Cortana. It's making the new phone even less attractive as it moves further from windows and windows phone and more towards google. Some of us don't want to interact with Google or Amazon. 

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I think if they decided to do that it's because they got the feedbacks and analytics that people are not using Cortana on Android so much. that's why they are doing it. big companies like Microsoft make their decisions based on the data they receive. if people wanted Cortana on Android, they would have to use it more. but they didn't and chose the stupid Google assistant and that's what they get.

people want spyware then so be it. Apple is even worse.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-dont-be-evil-code-conduct-remo...
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@HotCakeX 

 

Yes but they fail to market anything or complete it or in the case with Cortana release her with very limited functionality outside the US market. Alexa and Google assistant are fully featured throughout all markets, Cortana has been available for longer than both these assistants and yet she is still hobbled to regional locking, how can a company expect her to succeed if they don't press ahead and add improvements. Waiting over 12 months to fix the Celsius issue is unacceptable.

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I think it comes down to the management and who is in charge of the company. they should properly distribute the employees and workforce.
After the current CEO came to the company, lots of employees and companies that work with Microsoft as outsource are now Indian. I don't know why. I don't think it's good to focus only on one country.
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@HotCakeX 

 

This doesn't surprise me, I preferred Microsoft under Balmer and was hoping for Elop to become CEO. I won't deny Nadela has done well with cloud but retrenching all consumer focus and killing off Windows Phone was a death knell for so much of what made Microsoft great.

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I never honestly used Windows phone in my life, so I never understood why it was killed.
I think it was because of compatibility issues and app developers weren't so much eager to build apps for that platform, can't think of any other reasons.

also you mean this Elop?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Elop

I'm curious to know how CEOs are chosen in a company like Microsoft and based on what skills. they don't necessarily need to be programmers i guess but more strategic.