Outlook Boss Moves to Cortana

Posted on March 1, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Microsoft with 13 Comments

Microsoft and Amazon are Partnering on Cortana and Alexa Integration

Microsoft’s Javier Soltero is now leading Cortana. Soltero joined Redmond when the company acquired Acompli in 2014, and he introduced a large number of upgrades to Microsoft Outlook ever since.

Soltero and his team completely revamped Outlook’s mobile apps, making it one of the best email clients available on Android and iOS. He has also been responsible for the recent changes to Outlook on all the platforms, including the upcoming redesigns for Outlook.com and its desktop applications.

Now that Soltero is moving to Cortana as the CVP, Microsoft’s personal assistant could finally be getting some love for consumers. “It’s exciting It’s challenging. It’s candidly not what I expected would happen,” Soltero told Axios. Soltero will be reporting to Microsoft’s head of AI Harry Shum.

Microsoft’s personal assistant is falling behind Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, so Soltero has a huge task at hand. Will he succeed? We shall see.

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