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  1. VenumX's Avatar
    Talderon, thank you for all your time and patience. You are a one man marketing team helping get the word about WP8.1 and Cortana out there. You should get a bonus!!!

    That being said, I have one need that has not been met since I left BB. Basically, I need to be able to set an audible alert based on phone, text AND email that is DIFFERENT from whatever I pick as the default. I *think* I might be able to do that via the Inner Circle feature, but can you confirm that? Will it take some combo of Inner Circle AND Cortana to be able to do the logic and notify me? Thanks again for all your unpaid info!
    if you're just looking to have different sounds for each applications, you're in luck! With windows phone 8.1 ( emulator ) it has separate for each...
    see attached...

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    04-09-2014 09:08 PM
  2. jleebiker's Avatar
    if you're just looking to have different sounds for each applications, you're in luck! With windows phone 8.1 ( emulator ) it has separate for each...
    see attached...

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    Thanks, but no. Please read my post. I am specific in what I am asking for.
    04-09-2014 11:27 PM
  3. VenumX's Avatar
    Thanks, but no. Please read my post. I am specific in what I am asking for.
    if you're looking for individual contact control over ringtone for their phone number, sms and emails from JUST their contact info -- it is the same as windows phone 8 on the 8.1 emulator, just control over sms tone and ringtone.
    04-09-2014 11:43 PM
  4. jleebiker's Avatar
    if you're looking for individual contact control over ringtone for their phone number, sms and emails from JUST their contact info -- it is the same as windows phone 8 on the 8.1 emulator, just control over sms tone and ringtone.
    So no way to designate a specific alert tone for a contact's email address? Crap.... What if I created different groups and just put one contact in a group and assigned a ringtone for that group? Is that possible?
    04-10-2014 12:01 AM
  5. boshkop's Avatar
    I would love to be able to ask for word definitions, like on BING or Google.

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    04-10-2014 02:57 AM
  6. Reebs Reebs's Avatar
    I would love to be able to ask for word definitions, like on BING or Google.

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    I really think this should be there.
    04-10-2014 10:41 PM
  7. Talderon's Avatar
    I would love to be able to ask for word definitions, like on BING or Google.

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    You can, just parses web result: http://i.imgur.com/VmD9soi.png

    Remember, she IS powered by Bing!!! :D
    04-11-2014 08:52 AM
  8. kayb27's Avatar
    I've got a question. Can Cortana search photos and other files saved on the phone or on OneDrive? Example: If I have my favorite park in my places can I say "find the last few pictures taken at My Favorite Park" ...blah blah Cortana being awesome... "send them via email to my brother". Also, say I need to be reminded to stop somewhere when I'm near it, not necessarily there. "Remind me to swing by the bank on my way home" and have the notification come up as I'm approaching the bank.
    04-11-2014 11:19 AM
  9. Talderon's Avatar
    I posted this in another thread, but does belong here as well, so sorry for the multiple post:

    Here was how I used Cortana yesterday:

    Wake up at 4am
    To Cortana: Remind me to follow-up on the database issue when I get to work
    Take shower and get ready for work.
    To Cortana: Remind me to stop at Freddy's and pick up some milk and wine.
    Arrive at work
    Cortana: Reminder: Follow-up on the database issue
    To Cortana: Remind me to ask my wife about her client meeting next time I talk to her
    To Cortana: Remind me to log into Mumble for guild meeting at 8:30pm tonight
    Wife Texts me. Cortana Reminder: Ask your wife about client meeting. (she is ecstatic that I remembered and asked)
    On my way home I am near Freddy's: Cortana Reminder: Pick up milk and wine
    8:15pm arrives. Cortana Reminder: Log into Mumble for the Guild Meeting at 8:30pm.

    I have had days where I use her more and less, but that is what I did yesterday. Kept me out of trouble and reminded me to do things that were important to me. :D

    To break this down, there IS some work that needs to be done by you to help Cortana understand.

    Just like a REAL LIFE personal assistant, you can't just hire someone and from day one expect them to know where Home, Bank, Freddy's or any other favorite location is. You have to GIVE them the information to make the correlation.

    After you launch Cortana, tap the menu icon and click Places.

    Here is where you will store all your favorite places that you can assign a Nickname too. This should be what you would call it (like for me, Fred Meyers is Freddy's). The more detail you put in here, the more Cortana can help you.

    Now, when it comes to PEOPLE, you don't want to put everyone into your inner circle (even if you don't use quiet hours, because one day, MAYBE you might) since they can break through Quiet Hours. You can put as many people in here as you wish, but the big advantage is, you can assign these people up to 3 nicknames.. If you edit a contact in the People Hub, you can only assign one. Other than that, the Quiet Hours is the only other reason you would want to put anyone here.

    Now, once you have all that information set up, you can do things like (as requested above):
    Also, say I need to be reminded to stop somewhere when I'm near it, not necessarily there. "Remind me to swing by the bank on my way home" and have the notification come up as I'm approaching the bank.
    Now, I have not tested how close you have to be, but I have not has an issue with it since I drive near the places I normally go on my commutes and whatnot.

    As for this:
    Example: If I have my favorite park in my places can I say "find the last few pictures taken at My Favorite Park" ...blah blah Cortana being awesome... "send them via email to my brother".
    No, this functionality is not there. Yet.

    I know that there is a LOT to Cortana and a LOT expected from Cortana. We just need to keep in mind that this is Version 1.0 of Cortana and things can only get better from here!!! :D

    Let me know if anyone has any other questions.

    Thanks!
    04-11-2014 11:36 AM
  10. jleebiker's Avatar
    This is beautiful. I think I may cry.... ;-)

    All this via VOICE commands!!!! Where's my tissue??? ;-)

    All kidding aside, I do a lot of driving and am in a lot of meetings. This ability to QUICKLY enter reminders is huge for me. The geofencing will be very helpful as well. I find I am always forgetting one thing or another at the grocery store.

    As for the combo tasks, I'm wondering if someone is going to create an add-on for Cortana or app, that will break down a combo task into individual tasks. Hmm....
    04-11-2014 02:13 PM
  11. WPUser2's Avatar
    hello I have a few questions

    I haven't read all the earlier posts so sorry if these questions are repetitive

    1)because with the dev preview, cortana will only be available in the US, is it possible to set your location to US and still use cortana if you live in the uk?

    2)if yes to the above, then will geo-fencing reminders still work, as it will know you're not in the US?

    3) with the dev preview, if cortana is not available in the uk, what will the search button do?

    thanks in advance
    04-11-2014 02:25 PM
  12. Victoroos's Avatar
    I was wondering. They say that cortana can toggle settings. Could I also Say things like "when I'm at school, please turn on battery saver" ?

    Then I would officially feel swag :P:D
    04-11-2014 02:32 PM
  13. Reebs Reebs's Avatar
    hello I have a few questions

    I haven't read all the earlier posts so sorry if these questions are repetitive

    1)because with the dev preview, cortana will only be available in the US, is it possible to set your location to US and still use cortana if you live in the uk?

    2)if yes to the above, then will geo-fencing reminders still work, as it will know you're not in the US?

    3) with the dev preview, if cortana is not available in the uk, what will the search button do?

    thanks in advance
    For 1) and 2) there are separate thead to address this. Do a simple search and you'll find them.

    For 3) The search button will remain the same as it is today.
    04-11-2014 02:38 PM
  14. Reflexx's Avatar
    This thread should be a sticky.
    Just pour some syrup on it.
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    04-11-2014 02:38 PM
  15. Victoroos's Avatar
    hello I have a few questions

    I haven't read all the earlier posts so sorry if these questions are repetitive

    1)because with the dev preview, cortana will only be available in the US, is it possible to set your location to US and still use cortana if you live in the uk?

    2)if yes to the above, then will geo-fencing reminders still work, as it will know you're not in the US?

    3) with the dev preview, if cortana is not available in the uk, what will the search button do?

    thanks in advance
    yes.
    I can answer that 1:yes, put your region to USA in the phone settings.

    2:Only 1 way to find out. However, my school in the Netherlands was recognised as a place in emulator. So For now, I'dd say yes.
    3: irrelevant. But I thought it would being op tell me and bing as it used to
    04-11-2014 02:41 PM
  16. Arpit Mittal's Avatar
    I saw in Daniel hands on video , there was quiet hours in settings , so I guess one can still access quiet hours :)
    it means we get quiet hours in India as Cortana will not be there so another question still we can get inner circle? As I wanted quiet hours & inner circle with or without Cortana in India as I have to wait Cortana for 1-2 years but I wanted both features whenever wp8.1 (OTA) is available.
    04-11-2014 02:48 PM
  17. CapixMalek's Avatar
    Hai, may i asked something..? Does anyone know when will cortana update available at asia (Malaysia)...?
    04-11-2014 02:52 PM
  18. Talderon's Avatar
    it means we get quiet hours in India as Cortana will not be there so another question still we can get inner circle? As I wanted quiet hours & inner circle with or without Cortana in India as I have to wait Cortana for 1-2 years but I wanted both features whenever wp8.1 (OTA) is available.
    I think you can get Inner Circle and Quiet Hours WITHOUT Cortana. Cortana is just a convenient "front end" for those features. Don't hold me to that though. lol

    Hai, may i asked something..? Does anyone know when will cortana update available at asia (Malaysia)...?
    There are really no firm dates for regions to be rolled out. There is a LOT to do on the back end.
    04-11-2014 03:14 PM
  19. Arpit Mittal's Avatar
    I think you can get Inner Circle and Quiet Hours WITHOUT Cortana. Cortana is just a convenient "front end" for those features. Don't hold me to that though. lol
    can you confirm with any Microsoft & any other WPC executive as due to this basis (quiet hours & inner circle features) my cousins & friends (10-15 ) will get mobile when it will launch officially in India, i.e 2-3 months so if yes then good for waiting & if not then there choice to move on or stay there and wait.
    04-11-2014 03:26 PM
  20. Talderon's Avatar
    can you confirm with any Microsoft & any other WPC executive as due to this basis (quiet hours & inner circle features) my cousins & friends (10-15 ) will get mobile when it will launch officially in India, i.e 2-3 months so if yes then good for waiting & if not then there choice to move on or stay there and wait.
    I will be asking. May not be until Monday before I hear back.

    Thanks!
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    04-11-2014 03:35 PM
  21. RCEstrimos0131's Avatar
    hope that Cortana and Samantha (from movie "her") were sisters :)

    as Cortana Evolves also right?
    04-11-2014 03:42 PM
  22. Victoroos's Avatar
    Could you please please tell me whether I can feel swag or not? (see post above).. I have been pondering about it for ages.. :D
    04-11-2014 03:55 PM
  23. Talderon's Avatar
    I was wondering. They say that cortana can toggle settings. Could I also Say things like "when I'm at school, please turn on battery saver" ?

    Then I would officially feel swag :P:D
    Could you please please tell me whether I can feel swag or not? (see post above).. I have been pondering about it for ages.. :D
    Nah, can't do this yet. :(
    04-11-2014 04:34 PM
  24. jleebiker's Avatar
    Ok, how about this. Can Cortana do:

    When "Boss" emails me, play "Darth Vader's theme song.mp3"

    When "Daughter" emails me, play "Flight of the bumble-bee.mp3"

    Can she do that?
    04-11-2014 10:59 PM
  25. Talderon's Avatar
    Established earlier in the thread. No custom tones for emails for Individual contacts at this time. :(
    04-12-2014 12:04 AM
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