Microsoft teams up with Lenovo for joint effort involving Cortana and REACHit
Today, Lenovo and Microsoft at Lenovo Tech World announced a collaboration to transform the way people find their content in a new, more personal way.
Microsoft has teamed up with the PC maker for a joint effort involving Cortana and its own REACHit software.
Cortana is Microsoft's personal assistant. It arrived on PCs with Windows 10. Though it, Cortana, users are capable to make natural requests through text and talk to.
Lenovo's maker's REACHit software intends to broaden this functionality by searching for one's personal content on other connected Lenovo Windows 10 devices and on certain cloud storage services.
The joint effort will allow Cortana to facilitate more extensive access to data for Lenovo users. It will also influence REACHit's ability to hunt for data across a bunch of big-name cloud services and any Lenovo tablet/PC running Windows 10.
In short, the collaboration will let the search to extend remotely to that other Lenovo device rather than just the device the user is on.
However, those who have embraced Lenovo's product lineup will be benefitted by it. If somebody has both a Lenovo Windows 10 laptop and a Lenovo Windows 10 tablet, he/ she could ask for Cortana via the tablet to locate a file they have on your laptop.
Microsoft's VP of Worldwide OEM Marketing Peter Han said, "Microsoft and Lenovo teams held creative design sessions, advanced hardware discussions, even late night coding marathons to deliver Cortana and REACHit".
The Cortana/REACHit mash up will be available as a beta on Lenovo's Windows 10 devices starting this summer.
The enthusiasts can sign up for beta access now. The company said that once Windows 10 launches, only some Chinese and US Lenovo users will get access to the beta.