Tag Archives: Cortana

Cortana retirement is on the edge: Windows 11 Insiders can uninstall it

[German]Microsoft had announced for quite some time that it would retire the voice assistant Cortana in Windows and rely on AI (CoPilot) instead. Now, the farewell of Cortana is coming faster than expected. Windows Insiders testing the latest builds of … Continue reading

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Microsoft ends Cortana support "in late 2023" in Windows – AI is the new aim

[German]Microsoft will discontinue support for the Cortana app in Windows "later in 2023", as the company announced in a support article. The Cortana features in Windows are affected – but the voice assistant shall remain in Outlook Mobile and the … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Microsoft removes Cortana support for Android & iOS

[German]Microsoft stops its support for the Cortana assistant in Android and iOS at the end of January 2020. Here is some brief information what that means and what is changing. Advertising

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Windows 10 V1903: High CPU load from Cortana, Search broken, blame August 2019 Updates

[German]Users of Windows 10 version 1903 may run into problems after installing several August 2019 updates. Cortana causes a high CPU load on a core and the search does not work. And that doesn't necessarily depend on KB4512941 alone. Advertising

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Windows 10 V1903 Update KB4512941: Workaround for the Cortana high CPU load issue

[German]Since August 21, 2019, Microsoft has been testing the KB4512941 cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1903 with insiders. However, the update causes a high CPU load on a core on some systems. Advertising

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Black Hat: Windows 10 and the Cortana vulnerability

[German]At the current Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, security researchers showed how easy it was to use Cortana ito bypass security functions under Windows 10. Microsoft has closed (come of) the vulnerabilities.  Advertising

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Windows 10 Setup: Stuck in Cortana hell

[German]Today a some funny blog post that points out the sufferings of an administrator who was ordered to set up a new Windows 10 system. Okay, it wasn't one, it was 40 systems. Unexpectedly, he was trapped in a Cortana … Continue reading

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Cortana search in Windows 10 Version 1607 – a 2nd look

Windows 10, Version 1607, (Anniversary Update) will change also some settings. The option to switch off Cortana in search has been removed. This observations has resulted in several web articles claiming, Cortana can't be switched off. In a 2nd look … Continue reading

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