Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


11480 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3681

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 188945 10-Dec-2015 18:27
Send private message

I see that we should be able to get Cortana on the desktop, which might be useful.

However it seems to be disabled for NZ. Does anyone know when/if it will be brought to life?





Create new topic
921 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 404

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1448333 10-Dec-2015 18:37
Send private message

Maybe next year. Maybe... Currently there is no time specified.





xpd

Chief Trash Bandit
8794 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1283

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1448362 10-Dec-2015 20:02
Send private message

Dunno if itll work, but could try setting your region to US etc like you do with Windows Phones to get it running.





XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

For Free Games, Geekiness and Reviews, visit :

 

Home Of The Overrated Raccoons

 

Battlenet : XPD#11535    Origin/Steam/Epic/Uplay : xpdnz


12603 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5916

Trusted

  Reply # 1448374 10-Dec-2015 20:13
Send private message

my understanding is Cortana is linked to Bing, therefore Cortana will not be available to NZ until we get a NZ Bing version. I believe Bing for NZ is currently work in progress.




Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

 It's our only home, lets clean it up then...

 

Take My Advice, Pull Down Your Pants And Slide On The Ice!

 

 


JWR

738 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 236


  Reply # 1448378 10-Dec-2015 20:28

MikeB4: my understanding is Cortana is linked to Bing, therefore Cortana will not be available to NZ until we get a NZ Bing version. I believe Bing for NZ is currently work in progress.


I recall seeing that the Aussie version of Cortana has been announced.

Just put a spring peg on your nose and you could probably use that!



11480 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3681

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1448407 10-Dec-2015 21:56
Send private message

JWR:
MikeB4: my understanding is Cortana is linked to Bing, therefore Cortana will not be available to NZ until we get a NZ Bing version. I believe Bing for NZ is currently work in progress.


I recall seeing that the Aussie version of Cortana has been announced.

Just put a spring peg on your nose and you could probably use that!


smile





1869 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1019


  Reply # 1448424 10-Dec-2015 22:05
Send private message

I have cortana on my desktop.

Just set the region to US and it should work, UK will probably work too. Won't be terribly good for stuff in NZ, but for the general reminders and the like it will be just fine




Location: Dunedin



11480 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3681

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1448566 11-Dec-2015 09:24
Send private message

andrewNZ: I have cortana on my desktop.

Just set the region to US and it should work, UK will probably work too. Won't be terribly good for stuff in NZ, but for the general reminders and the like it will be just fine


Ok I will try that. Are there any other consequences of setting US?

It won't be much different to Siri then, which won't do half the things in NZ it does in the US.





Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.