Develop for ACE with Microsoft Cortana
Cortana is the personal digital assistant for both work and life used by millions of users —and now you can reach these customers wherever Cortana is through the Skills Kit.
Users can speak naturally
Cortana uses natural language processing to understand what people want, so you don’t have to code for every variation. Whether someone says “I need a taxi” or “call me a cab,” Cortana gets it.
Cortana’s skill directory showcases the best of her abilities, so that users can engage with your skills to get things done.
No download required
Your skills are available immediately—users don’t need to enable them or download an app. Anyone who uses Cortana can become your customer right away.
Make it personal
With a user’s permission, Cortana can deliver unique, personal experiences based on her knowledge of user preferences: everything from their favorite food to the location of their next meeting.
Skills help users complete tasks and get things done.
From conversational tooling through the Bot Framework to intelligent APIs with the Cognitive Services, the skills kit provides all the tools and docs you need to promote your services and engage users through the Cortana experience.
Once created, your skill works wherever your code runs, including on Windows 10, Android, iOS, and headless devices like the new Harman Kardon Invoke. Use our skill management tools to make the development process simple.
The skills kit is currently in public preview.