in a latest report, the folks at WindowsblogItalia have leaked screenshots of "Work Assistant" for Windows Phone. According to screenshots, on opening the app, it shows the collection for all your Office documents.
The blog states that the app accepts voice commands like Open, Search, Share, Edit and even more complicated commands such as "open the presentation yesterday" or "email this file to this person."
"Like Google and Apple products accept voice commands of "OK Google" or "Hey Siri," for Microsoft the hotword is "Office" as seen in the final screenshot of "Help" topics," the report stated.
According to the report, Bill gates has been involved with the "Work Assistant" app creation. It also adds that Work Assistant is "being developed by Microsoft's Digital Life + Work group.
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Microsoft is reportedly testing a "Work Assistant" app that's been designed to use Cortana to open, edit, and share documents using voice commands and Cortana.
The initial app will be a prototype, but users can expect Cortana integration in Office apps on mobile as well as desktop, adds the report. In future, Microsoft could also integrate Cortana on iOS and Android.
It is possible that Microsoft is slowly turning the table. We can't say the new announcements have paved way for the company to acquire a large chunk of mobile share, but it has undoubtedly made some remarkable moves overall.