Trying to search for settings or apps on your PC can at times be a complicated task, when not knowing what you’re really looking for. As a result Microsoft is now rolling a new update for Windows 8.1 that makes Smart Search powered by Bing a lot smarter to enable users to find answers to common questions using natural language.
Moving forward users will only have to ask a question in a way other people would understand. For example, “how to setup my printer” or “install a printer”, “my screen is too bright”, “get apps for Windows”, “how do I delete an app” — you get the idea.
As users type these common tasks, Bing Smart Search will respond accordingly with Device Settings to install a new printer, Change screen brightness options, Windows Store to get more apps, and Uninstall apps to free up disk space to get rid off apps.
This is a really exciting improvement to see in Windows and it shows that the company is moving on a direction to better help customers without having to result to tech support, even if users misspell a word.
Microsoft is updating Bing Smart Search in the background, meaning that users won’t have to download any new update for Windows 8.1.
So the next time you need to change a setting or setup a device, ask Windows first…