Discovering Cortana in Windows 10

Check out the following How-To Geek article to take advantage of Cortana’s many features:

15 Things You Can Do With Cortana on Windows 10

Cortana is one of Windows 10’s most visible new features. Microsoft’s virtual assistant makes the leap from Windows Phone to the desktop, and there’s a lot you can do with it. It isn’t just a voice assistant either — you can also type commands and questions

Open Cortana to see information it thinks you might care about. Cortana provides a lot of passive information, too, even notifying you when you need to leave to make an appointment on time.

If you can’t use Cortana yet in your country, there’s a way to enable Cortana anywhere in the world.


  • Get a List of Commands/Help [type ‘Cortana help’]
  • Set Reminders for Times, Places, and People
  • Use Natural Language Search
  • Identify a Song
  • Search the Web With Google (or Another Search Engine) Instead of Bing
  • Perform Calculations and Conversions
  • Track Flights and Packages
  • Find Facts
  • Check the Weather
  • Get Directions
  • Set Alarms
  • Launch Programs
  • Send Email
  • Create Calendar Events
  • Just Chat