Cortana Now Sends Email-Based Reminders and Adds Context to Your Calendar Events

Cortana, Microsoft’s smart assistant for Windows 10 and Windows Phone, has picked up two useful updates today: the ability to post reminders based on your email and notifications when appointments on your calendar are off hours, commuting, or in other useful context. you must know.

Microsoft’s Cortana development team is exploring the new features in the video above. First, if you promise to do something, like pick up milk at the store on your way home tonight, Cortana will catch that and prompt you to set a reminder – you don’t have to create one manually. Of course, although not explicitly stated here, this feature is likely to be limited to users who link their email to Cortana, or users with Outlook accounts.

Second, and perhaps more helpful, Cortana can tell you when an appointment on your calendar needs extra attention. If a meeting is scheduled for the time you usually travel, or it really is sooner or later compared to all your other meetings, or even if there is a conflict, Cortana will let you know right from the Start menu. This is really helpful and will help you organize your calendar and appointments.

Both new features are rolling out today, starting with Windows Insider accounts, and then rolling out to all Windows 10 users. You can learn more about them in the blog post linked below.

Cortana is getting better at helping you manage your busy schedule | Windows blog


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