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  1. jleebiker's Avatar
    Established earlier in the thread. No custom tones for emails for Individual contacts at this time. :(
    Yeah, but I thought there might be a way around that. Thanks.
    04-12-2014 01:20 AM
  2. jleebiker's Avatar
    Established earlier in the thread. No custom tones for emails for Individual contacts at this time. :(
    HA! I think I figured out a way around it!

    What if I create a separate email account, a "destination mailbox".

    In my original mailbox, the one my daughter or boss will send emails to, create a filter that will forward emails to the destination mailbox and THEN use the new Notifications to specify a specific alert for the destination mailbox itself. I like this since the processing will take place OFF the phone, doesn't take any resources on the phone's part.

    This should work shouldn't it??? =)
    04-12-2014 08:53 AM
  3. Talderon's Avatar
    HA! I think I figured out a way around it!

    What if I create a separate email account, a "destination mailbox".

    In my original mailbox, the one my daughter or boss will send emails to, create a filter that will forward emails to the destination mailbox and THEN use the new Notifications to specify a specific alert for the destination mailbox itself. I like this since the processing will take place OFF the phone, doesn't take any resources on the phone's part.

    This should work shouldn't it??? =)
    YES!! That WOULD work! When setting up a mail account, you CANNOT set up a custom tone...

    HOWEVER

    In the Notifications+Actions settings, YOU CAN!!!

    Take a look at these screens. :)

    Notifications+Action Center:
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    App Settings:
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    04-12-2014 09:07 AM
  4. Talderon's Avatar
    Have you kept notes in Cortana but want to be able to view/edit/delete them?

    Cortana is not very good at letting you manipulate the notes you have taken, however, it's simple and easy to find and do with them as needed.

    Simply open up OneNote (on any device that you have sync'd with your MS Account) and go to:

    Personal Web > Quick Notes

    You will find them all safely tucked away there and can do what you need with them.

    Thanks!
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    04-12-2014 09:17 AM
  5. jleebiker's Avatar
    YES!! That WOULD work! When setting up a mail account, you CANNOT set up a custom tone...

    HOWEVER

    In the Notifications+Actions settings, YOU CAN!!!

    Take a look at these screens. :)

    Notifications+Action Center:
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    App Settings:
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    The Heavens opened and angels sang "Halejula"!!!! =)
    The 14th can't come soon enough!!!!
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    04-12-2014 09:21 AM
  6. Carkid367's Avatar
    In the emulator, I've noticed that when I accessed Cortana around noon, it automatically showed up with nearby (Redmond, WA I guess due to the emulator) restaurants for lunch, pretty cool!
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    04-12-2014 11:47 AM
  7. Talderon's Avatar
    In the emulator, I've noticed that when I accessed Cortana around noon, it automatically showed up with nearby (Redmond, WA I guess due to the emulator) restaurants for lunch, pretty cool!
    Yeah, it's really the little things like this that don't get a lot of press or that people will just have to notice that really shows how well Cortana shines. :D
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    04-12-2014 11:54 AM
  8. Carkid367's Avatar
    I don't know if it was answered before, I don't recall seeing a reply about it, but can Cortana turn off and on system settings such as Quiet Hours, Bluetooth, airplane mode, etc?
    04-12-2014 12:26 PM
  9. Talderon's Avatar
    I don't know if it was answered before, I don't recall seeing a reply about it, but can Cortana turn off and on system settings such as Quiet Hours, Bluetooth, airplane mode, etc?
    Yes. Screenshots are at the bottom of my album here: WP8.1 - Imgur
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    04-12-2014 12:33 PM
  10. Talderon's Avatar
    I posted this as a response to another thread, but thought it belonged here as well.

    One of the more understated and least review aspects of Cortana is this:

    If you give Cortana a verbal query, she will, if able, answer you verbally.

    If you TYPE the query, it will just show up on the screen.

    This is GREAT!! You don't have to worry about everyone hearing her tell you what she found or ask for confirmation out loud if you don't want to broadcast your business.
    04-12-2014 02:35 PM
  11. Talderon's Avatar
    ADDED: Halo related questions for Cortana to the OP.
    04-12-2014 02:45 PM
  12. Zeem Frostmaw's Avatar
    Nice list! But where can we see the answers? D=

    But of course, I can wait a few days for the preview.
    04-12-2014 04:13 PM
  13. Talderon's Avatar
    Nice list! But where can we see the answers? D=

    But of course, I can wait a few days for the preview.
    The point of the list was to let YOU ALL try Cortana out and get the answers!!!
    04-12-2014 04:26 PM
  14. Zeem Frostmaw's Avatar
    The point of the list was to let YOU ALL try Cortana out and get the answers!!!
    Alright, jeez, calm down =/
    04-12-2014 05:13 PM
  15. Talderon's Avatar
    Alright, jeez, calm down =/
    Oh, if that came out as me being upset or something, sorry. :P NOT my intention. :)
    04-12-2014 05:36 PM
  16. Paul Nicholas's Avatar
    Talderon thank you for this thread, it's got me super excited for Cortana on Monday now :)
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    04-12-2014 05:53 PM
  17. Reebs Reebs's Avatar
    Alright, jeez, calm down =/

    really dude, have you read this thread? This guy is the nicest and most helpful person in this forum lately. Chill 😊
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    04-12-2014 07:32 PM
  18. Talderon's Avatar
    really dude, have you read this thread? This guy is the nicest and most helpful person in this forum lately. Chill
    Eh, looking back, I could have said it differently, but all is good. :D
    04-12-2014 07:36 PM
  19. Betweenmatt's Avatar
    Hello friend,
    First off i'd like to thank you for all the information you have given us, it has really helped me with what to expect next week(hopefully). The only question I have you may not be able to answer so don't feel bad if you can't, and if its already been answered I apologize in advance.

    How is Cortana in the sdk? Basically I am curious as to how limited developers are with interacting with her, example: I'd like to be able to post/get messages to her from another app. I expect that ms will have her hard core untouchable, just from how they handle development as it is, but nevertheless I have high hopes that ms will give us a longer leash soon enough and I have some hopes that 8.1 is that leash.

    Also, how do you have her on a device, and could you let me in on the secret? XP

    Thank you for everything and have a lovely evening.
    04-12-2014 07:41 PM
  20. Talderon's Avatar
    Hello friend,
    First off i'd like to thank you for all the information you have given us, it has really helped me with what to expect next week(hopefully). The only question I have you may not be able to answer so don't feel bad if you can't, and if its already been answered I apologize in advance.

    How is Cortana in the sdk? Basically I am curious as to how limited developers are with interacting with her, example: I'd like to be able to post/get messages to her from another app. I expect that ms will have her hard core untouchable, just from how they handle development as it is, but nevertheless I have high hopes that ms will give us a longer leash soon enough and I have some hopes that 8.1 is that leash.

    Also, how do you have her on a device, and could you let me in on the secret? XP

    Thank you for everything and have a lovely evening.
    I actually have it on 4 devices (520, 920, 1520 and 8X). The secret? I work for Microsoft.

    The point to Cortana is to have her be used as a platform. Yes, the core will not be exposed, but there will be many things you can do with her as a developer. I am still a baby-Dev, so I can't really talk to what can be done via the Emulator, but I do know that you will be able to use her, or at least in part, in your apps.
    04-12-2014 08:07 PM
  21. Betweenmatt's Avatar
    Thank you for your quick response, you have given me a lot to look forward to!
    I am really new with windows phones, I am an android developer so I am instantly trying to think of apps that i could write to make my wp experience better lol.

    I got my new phone this week because I wanted to expand my development knowledge of other devices.
    Question: how does 8.1 run on the lumia 520? It was the cheapest option i had and i worry that i should have gone for more power, but so far I have been extremely impressed with it.
    Thank you.
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    04-12-2014 08:34 PM
  22. Talderon's Avatar
    Thank you for your quick response, you have given me a lot to look forward to!
    I am really new with windows phones, I am an android developer so I am instantly trying to think of apps that i could write to make my wp experience better lol.

    I got my new phone this week because I wanted to expand my development knowledge of other devices.
    Question: how does 8.1 run on the lumia 520? It was the cheapest option i had and i worry that i should have gone for more power, but so far I have been extremely impressed with it.
    Thank you.
    Yes, I actually have it on a 520 device for testing.

    FYI, ALL Windows Phone 8 devices will be eligible for 8.1
    04-12-2014 08:43 PM
  23. Betweenmatt's Avatar
    Thank you for everything! Now I won't be able to sleep until the release lol
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    04-12-2014 08:57 PM
  24. daredevildan's Avatar
    "Did the Giants win yesterday" of course gives me the result in a really nice format. Underneath was the option to show updates for the team. Now the team is added to my Cortana notebook, very cool.
    04-14-2014 11:38 AM
  25. jhoff80's Avatar
    "Did the Giants win yesterday" of course gives me the result in a really nice format. Underneath was the option to show updates for the team. Now the team is added to my Cortana notebook, very cool.
    Works well with "Cardinals" too, but not any abbreviations of that like "Cards". Also, I notice that the nickname field of a contact isn't automatically recognized by Cortana. You also have to add it to Cortana nicknames.
    daredevildan likes this.
    04-14-2014 12:17 PM
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