Cortana Skills Kit and Cortana Devices SDK Announced

Microsoft invites everyone to join them in the latest version of Cortana, and has gone ahead to announce Cortana Skills Kit and Cortana Devices SDK.
 
The Cortana Skills Kit has been designed keeping in mind the developers, who would now be able to reach out to the growing audience of around 145 million Cortana users, helping users to do their work, while driving discovery and engagement across platforms - Windows, Android, iOS, Xbox and new Cortana-powered devices.
 
The company states,
 
“The Cortana Devices SDK will allow OEMs and ODMs to create a new generation of smart, personal devices – on no screen or the big screen, in homes and on wheels.”
 
You can now sign up, so as to receive the latest updates.
 
Preview on Cortana Skills Kit
 
The Cortana Skills Kit will allow developers to leverage bots that have been created with the Microsoft Bot Framework, and publish them to Cortana as a new skill, so as to integrate their Web Services as skills and to re-purpose code from its existing Alexa skills to create Cortana skills. The Cortana Skills Kit would allow users to connect to skills whenever they ask, and proactively, go on to present skills to users in the appropriate context. This will also help developers to personalize their experiences by leveraging Cortana’s understanding of the preference of users and context, which is based on user permissions.
 
For more information, check the official blog.