Cortana voice assistance deprecation in Microsoft Teams Rooms and Teams Display solutions
Published Sep 19 2023 08:00 AM 7,503 Views
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While the Microsoft Teams product team is rapidly releasing new features and capabilities for Microsoft Teams Rooms and Teams Display devices, there is a deprecation we want to make customers and partners aware of – the end of support for Cortana voice assistance integration. While we continue innovating to deliver more intelligent, inclusive, and productive meeting experiences, we must end support for some legacy technologies.


Deprecation details for Cortana in Microsoft Teams Rooms

With the end of support for Microsoft Cortana for Windows and Teams announcement, we must make some changes to Teams Rooms on Windows and Teams Displays, specifically the Lenovo ThinkSmart View, that will impact customers using Cortana voice assistance. On September 15, 2023, we initiated the process to begin deprecation, and will no longer support Cortana voice assistance, both push-to-talk capability and wake word detection, on any Teams Rooms devices or Teams Displays over the course of the coming weeks.  Users will no longer be able to invoke Cortana via the push-to-talk button or use the keyword ("Cortana") when this change is implemented.


We realize this change may affect some of the ways you work on Teams devices.  We are delivering exciting new AI features to help customers work faster and smarter and are dedicated to helping customers who have adopted Microsoft voice assistance technologies make a smooth transition.  Users who leveraged Cortana voice assistance to complete tasks such as joining, starting, or ending a meeting, adding a name or number, and calling can complete these tasks manually via the console or touch screen interface. Rooms equipped with Certified for Teams intelligent speakers can continue to use the device for meeting audio and intelligent voice attributed transcription.  For additional information, click here.

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