Microsoft is making big changes from its past: Cortana and Windows Phone
Microsoft is limiting Cortana instead of competing with Google and Alexa, it will work with them
“Cortana needs to be that skill for anybody who’s a Microsoft 365 subscriber,” explains Nadella, referencing Microsoft’s new consumer subscription push. “You should be able to use it on Google Assistant, you should be able to use it on Alexa, just like how you use our apps on Android and iOS so that’s at least how we want to think about where it’ll go.”
Source: Microsoft no longer sees Cortana as an Alexa or Google Assistant competitor – The Verge
Microsoft is also recommending customers move to iOS or Android from Windows Phone
With support for the now-discontinued Windows 10 Mobile devices set to end on December 10, 2019, Microsoft is recommending that its current Windowa 10 Mobile customers move to an Android or iOS device instead.
Microsoft made the recommendation in a Windows 10 Mobile support document (via Thurrott) explaining its plans to stop offering security updates and patches for Windows 10 Mobile.
Source: Microsoft Suggests Windows 10 Mobile Users Switch to iOS or Android as Support Winds Down – Macrumors
I honestly didn’t know Windows Phone was still supported, so I’m sure this isn’t going to come as a surprise to anybody.