Microsoft made a presentation showing the new Clippy features using updated and gritty looking graphics and enhancing the experience of interaction by using Cortana voice features making it possible for Clippy to actually talk to people in a way that was never possible before. This developement prompted the company to bring back the feature.
Mr Pavelgotchavisky mentioned how his division kept getting asked What happened to Clippy? on an almost daily basis and even went so far as to call Clippy The most beloved character Microsoft ever created.
One technology reviewer who assisted the demonstration was more skeptical of this new Clippy mentioning how the Mickey Mouse style voice might seems like a good idea for kids but would put off business users who just want to have a normal adult conversation.