(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Microsoft, Amazon release preview of Alexa and Cortana collaboration
In the real world, no one relies on one person for all their needs — fixing a car’s engine requires different skills than offering financial advice or caring for a baby. So, it makes sense that people would rely on two digital assistants to stay on top of their home and work lives — but also want the two of them to work together at times.
Now, Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana are taking the next step in a collaboration announced last fall. U.S. customers who are interested in early access to the collaboration will be able to summon Cortana on Echo devices and enable Alexa on their Windows 10 PCs and Harman Kardon Invoke speakers. As part of a public preview releasing this week, they also can offer feedback on how to improve the experience.