It seems that time is not good for Microsoft these days. After Windows Phone, the Microsoft Band and Groove Music, Cortana might be the next on the edge.
As we know, Microsoft’s digital assistant is being used is almost every Windows 10 PC in the west. But it has seen that Cortana is not even 1% of the 3rd party skills as market leader Amazon Alexa.
the company says that they are going to take their digital assistant to a next level by integration with Microsoft’s enterprise backend, with Microsoft recent saying
Here’s what Microsoft is saying about Cortana.
We’re taking our Cortana integration to the next level by embedding sales activities, accounts, and opportunities into Cortana to surface. What’s most relevant to salespeople at any time – across both personal and professional sources.
But plans always change and you can see the change here as in a blog post, they announced:
After carefully considering, we’ve decided to discontinue the Cortana integration preview feature. Dynamics 365 will no longer appear in Cortana’s notebook. And Cortana will no longer prompt users with relevant information about sales activities, accounts, opportunities, and meetings.
As firm said that their digital assistant soon to become a mere conduit to Alexa. We don’t know whats gonna come next. the company might come with the best of Cortana or is this assistant is gonna end like Groove music. But if this happens, then Alexa is the only assistant that we will need.
After all, this Microsoft has updated that the blog post with the following information. They have clarified that current assistant integration is being removed, but they are working on more robust integration which will be releasing in the future.
We are working to deliver a robust and scalable digital assistant experience across all of our Dynamics 365 offerings. This includes natural language integration for customers and partners across multiple channels including Cortana. To that end, we are discontinuing the current assistant integration preview feature that was made available for Dynamics 365 and we are focusing on building a new long term intelligent solution experience, which will include digital assistant integration.