This fall is expected to release Windows 10, 19H2, which will be quite a few innovations. However, one of them is very curious, because we are talking about using a third-party voice assistants on the lock screen of OS.
This feature is already in build 18362.10005, which was released in the Slow Ring. It is noted that the list includes Alexa from Amazon and proprietary system Cortana. They can be activated without unlocking the system, including voice. This is clearly a continuation of the policy of deep integration in voice assistants.
In early 2019, the General Director of Microsoft Sathya Nadella (Satya Nadella) has recognized that Cortana can not compete directly with solutions such as Alexa or Google Assistant. Therefore, the Corporation decided not to fight but to unite.
The company also intends to make Cortana fully Autonomous decision, and is not tied to the operating system. Probably, therefore, in Redmond want to bring “Cortana” on mobile devices, as was done with “the office” and other corporate applications.
In addition, the new insider build, there are other innovations, but they are cosmetic. Overall, Windows 10, 19H2 not planned as a global update. In fact, it will be a patch with bug fixes and improve performance. New opportunities will be delayed until at least spring of next year. Probably, this practice will reduce the number of complaints of crashes and improve overall code quality.