PC World writes Windows 8 received a new update that adds natural-language search to the internal Windows 8 Smart Search. This new feature will enable users to enter search queries like "my screen is too bright" or "get apps for Windows". The article also suggests that Microsoft will integrate Cortana into Windows.
"One of the most exciting things about this feature is that it demonstrates how the Bing platform makes our Windows product more useful and helpful without having to update the Windows client software," the Bing team wrote. "Just like our speech work in Xbox or our constantly improving Cortana functionality, the power of Bing as a platform means products you use every day simply get more personal, helpful and intelligent every day."
With the new release, users should be able to see queries like "my screen is too bright" suggest the "Change screen brightness" setting menu, or "get apps for Windows" will suggest the Windows Store. However, other common queries, such as "how do I connect to the Internet" or "find my printer" simply return a search page.