We recently heard Microsoft toying with a new app called “Work Assistant”, which is an attempt from the company to bring Cortana to Office. Although, it’s currently a prototype and not available to the public, msftplace.com has published a video in YouTube, demonstrating the “Work Assistant” app fully.
While Cortana is very capable of understanding a variety of things and languages on the phone, the app to interact with voice commands is quite limited. In its current stage, you can only start applications, dictate text, and do simple search queries. However, we all know that future updates will improve the app and its functionality.
The video shows how Work Assistant looks like in its current stage. Clicking the microphone icon located in the top-right corner of the screen allows users to initiate voice commands. The video highlights how to search, open, and send a document using Outlook from a Windows Phone.
Although, we’re saying that Microsoft is bringing Cortana to Office, it’s not entirely clear how the Work Assistant app connect to Cortana or if there is any connection to Microsoft’s digital assistant. As you can also see in the video, voice commands only happen through a voice command interpreter and not Cortana. However, this is a pre-release version of the app and things could change in a later update.
Source Microsoft Place