Windows 9 set to include Cortana digital assistant
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Microsoft is preparing to include its Cortana digital assistant in the next major version of Windows, currently codenamed Threshold. Windows Threshold is expected to be named Windows 9 when it ships in spring 2015, and sources familiar with Microsofts plans tell The Verge that Cortana is a major area of investment for the release. Windows enthusiast site Neowin reported on Cortana showing up in early Windows Threshold builds, and we understand the current implementation is only a placeholder during the early stages of development.