The latest modification that Microsoft has announced is a good example of this; affects one of the most used functions of an operating system, the search. Normally, when we want to find a file, it’s because we really need it; We do not want distractions or having to dodge functions we do not want. And yet, that’s just what Microsoft did when it implemented Cortana.
The search for Windows without Cortana, finally
The personal assistant of Microsoft comes installed by default in Windows 10; and occupies the same position as the system search. That implies that, every time we want to look for a file, we also “wake up” Cortana; something more than a nuisance, since it can also affect performance.
Most people just want to use the search; especially on the desk, where personal assistants have not been able to take off, as in smartphones. That’s why Microsoft has decided to separate the search for Cortana; from the next versions of Windows 10, will be two separate functions and will be developed independently.
The latter is also important, because it will allow Microsoft to focus on the strengths of each functionality. It will allow developers to implement new features in Cortana, and improve Windows search without fear of “stepping on” each other.