Windows Client

W17 Strike Up a Conversation with Cortana on Windows 10


3:00pm - 4:15pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Walt Ritscher

Walt Ritscher

Staff Author at LinkedIn

Voice and speech recognition appear everywhere in today's devices. You'll find great implementations in Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, OK Google and Microsoft Cortana. The dream of talking to your computer, telling it what to do, and then sitting back and watching it carry out the request is now a reality. Microsoft has always had great speech APIs and improved versions of these APIs are now available in Windows 10. With Cortana, the built-in speech enabled personal assistant, users employ their voice to search and interact with applications. In this session, you'll learn how Cortana is integrated in Windows and how to add voice control and speech synthesis to your Windows app through the Speech API. See the new active integration services added in the Windows Anniversary edition.

You will learn:

  • How Cortana is integrated throughout Windows 10
  • How to add custom voice control within your app
  • How to plug custom UI into the Cortana window