Windows 10 allows the user to access a “personal digitalized assistant” called Cortana. Cortana can perform tasks such as set reminders, recognize natural voice without the requirement for keyboard input, and answer questions using information from Bing (search engine).
Cortana first shows up as a search box on the Windows 10 desktop screen, the “Ask me anything” bar that is one of the most visible new features to the Windows 10.
When the user first opens Windows 10, Cortana can be set to listen for the user to say “Hey Cortana.” To use Cortana with voice activation (computer must be equipped with a microphone):
Click on the Search Bar for Cortana by the Start menu
Click the menu icon in the upper right corner of Cortana’s window. It has three stripes.
Select Notebook from the options
Select Settings from the options
Switch “Let Cortana respond to ‘Hey Cortana.'” to On.
Now Cortana will respond to the user when prompted with “Hey Cortana”.
Mapping a drive basically means you are giving a shortcut to the computer to remember a network location. Here are directions to map the S: drive but the same approach may be taken for any network location with which you are familiar.
Click the Windows Start button and click Documents. This will open a folder.
Access the Tools menu and select Map Network Drive.
Select the letter of your choice, as long as it is not already assigned to a map. You will know if it is because there will be characters listed after the colon. If all you see if a letter and a colon, the letter is available. Here are two examples:
Mapped Drive Letter: X:
Non-Mapped Drive Letter: V:\\MCG-f03\MCG
Type in the path for the drive. A network path will begin with two back-slashes. The path for the S: drive is: \\fsfrs\frs\s
Check the box to Reconnect at Logon, which will ensure the drive stays mapped each time you log onto Windows (and are connected to the network).