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  1. Reebs Reebs's Avatar
    Region/Language: US English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: Play Marketplace Podcast or Play Podcast Marketplace
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: yes
    Expected Results: Open the MS Podcast application and play the Podcast called Marketplace
    Actual Results: Bing Search
    Feedback: It isn't integrated with Podcast yet like it is with Xbox Music. On the other hand, I can say "Open Podcast" and the app will launch, but that's nothing too special :)
    04-17-2014 11:50 PM
  2. Jagannath Timma's Avatar
    Region/Language: US english
    Exact Phrase Spoken: compose new email/write a new email
    Did Cortana part this correctly: yes
    Expected Results: should compose email
    Actual Results: bing search
    Feedback:
    04-17-2014 11:59 PM
  3. James8561's Avatar
    Region/Language: USA/English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: "Text [name] and [name]"
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: yes!
    Expected Results: a group text (MMS) to those 2 people
    Actual Results: a normal (SMS) text to the first person with "and [name]" as the message
    Feedback: please add the ability to send group text to multiple people in Cortana.
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    04-18-2014 12:40 AM
  4. Oliverspin's Avatar
    Region/Language: USA English
    Exact phrase spoken: Take me to Soquel, California.
    Did Cortana part this correctly: No (registers "so cal" instead of Soquel)
    Expected results: Navigate me to the place.
    Actual results: Could not register the name correctly.
    Feedback: This will improve with time, but a larger bank of words and better software would solve my issue.
    04-18-2014 12:49 AM
  5. FrodoBaggins's Avatar
    Region/Language: US English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: Add John to my inner circle
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: yes
    Expected Results: Cortana would add John to the inner circle
    Actual Results: Bing Search
    Feedback: Cortana should be able to add to the inner circle of contacts.
    04-18-2014 03:44 AM
  6. FrodoBaggins's Avatar
    Tiny bit of a different issue:

    Region/Language: US English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: Remind me when I get to work to film the promotional video
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: yes
    Expected Results: Cortana will remind me when I get to work
    Actual Results: Cortana reminded me at home
    Feedback: I live about 700 meters from my work, and I mostly walk there. Cortana reminded me when I was at home. Don't know if much can be done about the Geo Fence Boundary and GPS accuracy, just putting it out there.
    04-18-2014 03:59 AM
  7. bayanii's Avatar
    Region/Language: US
    Exact Phrase Spoken: Open Spotify
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: Yes
    Expected Results: Cortana following me into the app. I saw this on a fake leaked demo, but it was a good idea. It was done with maps. Consider this idea.
    You tell Cortana to "Open Spotify"
    Spotify opens.....
    She then considers previous listening's.
    Makes a suggestion or two..... (Possibly artist, album, or song)
    You tell her "The first one".
    She plays the music and you carry on with whatever ....
    She remains thinking with the app or you can ask her to exit.
    A bit much for now, but the possibilities with a person with busy hands.
    Actual results: Opens Spotify
    04-18-2014 04:07 AM
  8. anon(5352534)'s Avatar
    Region/Language: US English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: Do not disturb me for next two hours
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: yes
    Expected Results: activate do not disturb mode for two hours (silent ringing and notifications)
    Actual Results: Searched bing for 'Do not disturb me for next two hours'
    Feedback: It would be great to activate do not disturb mode for naps, meetings, classes rather than putting the phone on silent.
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    04-18-2014 05:06 AM
  9. Bahamen's Avatar
    Region/Language: US/English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: "Turn on WIFI when I get home"
    Did Cortana part this correctly: Yes
    Expected Results: To automatically turn on WIFI when I reach home.
    Actual Results: A reminder is created to "turn on WIFI" when I reach home.
    Feedback: Cortana is able to turn on WIFI on command; it should also be able to do so at a certain time or trigger.
    04-18-2014 06:54 AM
  10. anon(5352534)'s Avatar
    Region/Language: US English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: What is the current time in London
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: yes
    Expected Results: Cortana tells/displays the current local time for any location given (city, country)
    Actual Results: Searched bing for 'Current local time in London'
    Feedback: This is straightforward. It is much easier to ask cortana about different time zones rather than keeping track of all clocks in some app..
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    04-18-2014 08:49 AM
  11. Chemilinski's Avatar
    Region/Language: USA, English (US)

    Exact Phrase Spoken: This was a two part dialogue:
    Me: "Where am I?"
    Cortana: "I'm not quite sure, but you seem to be at ..." (she was exactly correct, to the house number even)
    Me: "Set this as home."
    (I also tried again with a variety of different phrasings, 'Save this to places', 'Add this to my favourites' - all resulted in a Bing search, apart from once as shown below)

    Did Cortana parse this correctly: No
    Expected Results: For my current location to be saved to Places and saved as 'Home', for which there was none set at the time
    Actual Results: Cortana: "Maybe the information below will help."
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    (There was no information below, I have no idea what she was referring to, and you can see that speech recognition was correct)

    Feedback: Cortana needs to be able to save a location that has been asked about to Places, rather than just suggesting them herself for either work or home.
    Roman Royter likes this.
    04-18-2014 09:16 AM
  12. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    [NOTE]This thread isn't for any sort of chit chats or solution of making something work with Cortana. OP has specifically requested on a set format and MOST users have followed this format throughout the thread. This has helped OP a lot in collating this information and passing on further as intended. Can we please ONLY put information as required. Any other ideas/suggestions/solutions that you think may help a fellow members, please try and use PM and message them directly. [/NOTE]
    Talderon likes this.
    04-18-2014 09:25 AM
  13. CSJr1's Avatar
    Region/Language: US English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: set up a meeting with Jon tomorrow at 3PM
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: yes
    Expected Results: Calendar update with Jon as invited through .ics
    Actual Results: Calendar update with no invite
    Feedback: Cortana should recognize a contact as a meeting attendee and send the attendee meeting request through email if contact has email specified if not, send through sms
    04-18-2014 09:32 AM
  14. vitor.rf's Avatar
    Region/Language: USA/English (But I'm from Brazil)
    Exact Phrase Spoken: Cancel My appointments for tomorrow
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: Yes.
    Expected Results: She cancelling the appointments on calendar, plus showing a list of them. Would be even nicer if she wished a nice day-off or something.
    Actual Results: She just shows the appointments
    Feedback: It would be nicer if Cortana could have a greater control and understading of appointments

    Region/Language: USA/English (But I'm from Brazil)
    Exact Phrase Spoken: Call my aunt
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: Yes.
    Expected Results: Call my aunt, which is in inner circle AND has her nickname set as "Aunt"
    Actual Results: She asks who I want to call
    Feedback: She gets my mom, my brother, but not my aunt, I can't imagine why. [B]PLUS, one of the things I REALLY aprecciate about her, is that we can use Cortana with headphones, when she is in a bag/purse/pocket, so just showing things on screen is useless, she needs to read the information aloud. Sometimes she reads/parses contacts' name so wrong I can't help but to repeat until she gets it right.

    Region/Language: USA/English (But I'm from Brazil)
    Exact Phrase Spoken: Turn Quiet Hours On, Quiet hours on, Turn quiet hours on for the next hour, Cortana, turn quiet hours on
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: 80% of the time
    Expected Results: Actual command
    Actual Results: Bing searches. Bing searches everywhere. Even with the last one.
    Feedback: It should just work, it's a Cortana feature that doesn't work with Cortana. And I'm really shocked she Bing'd herself

    Region/Language: USA/English (But I'm from Brazil)
    Exact Phrase Spoken: Turn Quiet Hours On, Quiet hours on, Turn quiet hours on for the next hour, Cortana, turn quiet hours on
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: 80% of the time
    Expected Results: Actual command
    Actual Results: Bing searches. Bing searches everywhere. Even with the last one.
    Feedback: It should just work, it's a Cortana feature that doesn't work with Cortana. And I'm really shocked she Bing'd herself

    Region/Language: USA/English (But I'm from Brazil)
    Exact Phrase Spoken: Turn NFC/Cellular data on/off
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: Offline, she doesn't show, so I don't know
    Expected Results: Actual command
    Actual Results: Online, Bing searches. Offline, "I can't connect" answers
    Feedback: It should just work. Works perfectly with wi-fi and bluetooth.
    04-18-2014 09:36 AM
  15. Reebs Reebs's Avatar
    Region/Language: US English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: Add this location to My Places
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: yes
    Expected Results: Cortana to add my current coordinates to My places and ask me for a name
    Actual Results: Either shows me my location or bing search depending on the variation of the question asked.
    Feedback: Would also be nice if Cortana shows a list places around me as suggestions allowing me to pick from list and associated address.
    04-18-2014 10:08 AM
  16. Florin Micle's Avatar
    Region/Language: US/English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: Search my notes for filter.
    Did Cortana part this correctly: Yes.
    Expected Results: Search through the notes I dictated to her and look for the word filter. Read me that note if found.
    Actual Results: Bing search.
    Feedback: I imagine this should be easy to implement, since she's already done speech to text when I dictated the note, so it should be a simple string search or some fuzzy matching for more complex search terms. I told her to add a note with the following text "I put the filter in the cabinet". I would like to tell her to remind me that I put the filter in the cabinet, without creating an actual reminder, since I don't know when I want to be reminded about that, I just want her to write that down and when I need the filter, I want her to know what I told her about it.
    04-18-2014 11:41 AM
  17. AR2186's Avatar
    Region: US English
    Phrase Spoken: Where is Clippy?
    Parsed Correctly: No
    Actual Results: Bing search for "Where is klippe"
    Expected Results: Clippy Easter egg response.

    It works if you type it, but for come reason won't understand when anyone asks by name
    04-18-2014 01:41 PM
  18. tomzorz's Avatar
    Region/Language: US English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: When does the next tram 51 leave?
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: yes
    Expected Results: In 5 minutes
    Actual Results: Bing search results.
    Feedback: Now that bing maps does public transport, it'd be nice to be able to ask her about the timetable for the nearest stop. (Or to be reminded when to leave the house to catch the next ride.)
    04-18-2014 04:15 PM
  19. rangerdogy's Avatar
    Region/Language: US English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: How are the Royals doing?
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: yes
    Expected Results: The Royals are leading 5-1 in the 7th inning
    Actual Results: The Royals are leading the Houston Astros 5-1 in the 7th quarter.
    Feedback: She needs to learn what the language for each sport is (e.g. innings in baseball, quarters in football, periods in hockey).
    04-18-2014 05:52 PM
  20. drachen23's Avatar
    Region/Language: US English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: "What's the score in the Yankee game?" and "How are the Yankees doing?"
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: yes
    Expected Results: The spoken results of the current score in the Yankee game
    Actual Results: A bing search for the sentence as spoken
    Feedback: The only phrase that seemed to get the actual spoken game score that I tried was "What's the Yankees score?" note: I have the Yankees selected as a sports interest in the notebook.

    Region/Language: US English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: "Are the Yankees winning?"
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: yes
    Expected Results: The spoken results of the current score in the Yankee game
    Actual Results: A bing search for the sentence as spoken, but Bing pulls up the in-progress box score from foxsports.com as the first result
    Feedback: Better than above, but not exactly what I expected
    04-18-2014 06:31 PM
  21. Talderon's Avatar
    [NOTE]All posts above this thread have been captured and will be going up the line.

    Thanks again all!!![/NOTE]
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    04-19-2014 08:27 AM
  22. Athull's Avatar
    Region/Language- US English
    Exact phrase spoken- Am I beautiful..
    Expected result- witty reply
    Actual result- Started playing Kanye west my beautiful dark twisted fantasy album.
    Feedback: Music should only be played when we say the Play command followed by song name and not without play command to avoid instances like this.
    04-19-2014 11:20 AM
  23. Joe920's Avatar
    Region/Language: US/US
    Exact Phrase Spoken: Remind me to swing by Costco when I'm in the neighborhood / remind me to swing by Costco when I'm in the area
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: yes
    Expected Results: Cortana responds to ask 'Which Costco' and sets location based reminder that will pop up within 2 miles from that location
    Actual Results: she asks "where do I need to remind you?"
    Feedback: I would really like more 'vague'/area-based location reminders, e.g. zip code based, or 'adaptive' proximity based version. For example, if I ask 'remind me when I'm near a Petsmart', Cortana could monitor if I'm driving, reminding me e.g. within 5 miles from a Petsmart, or when I'm walking / moving slowly, reminding me only if I get within 1 mile.

    The main scenarios where this fails for me: Costco is a little off my drive home. It would be great if Cortana would notice that I'm approaching a turnoff to Costco, and remind me well before that turn. Similar, there's a supermarket a bit past my home. I would like a reminder to continue on to the store before I have parked the car, but I don't see a way to set that up. I tried setting a reminder for a specific location on my commute, but it looks like the location is not polled frequently enough to notice/anticipate drive-by's.
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    04-19-2014 12:47 PM
  24. anseld1986's Avatar
    Region/Language: USA English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: "Let's go to the beach house"
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: Yes
    Expected Results: Bring up Here Drive+ with directions to the location saved as "The Beach House" in my notebook.
    Actual Results: "Okay, getting you directions to [proper address]." Shows page saying "Start Driving Directions." Opens Here Drive+ with the beach house properly set as the destination.
    Feedback: Yesterday this wasn't working - today, it consistently worked perfectly. Awesome!!

    Region/Language: USA English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: "Take me to the beach house."
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: yes
    Expected Results: Bring up Here Drive+ with directions to the location saved as "The Beach House" in my notebook.
    Actual Results: Bing web search for "take me to the beach house"
    Feedback: Seems like a nuance of phrasing versus the above (working) query.
    As an update, I have had mixed results with this type of query:
    Region/Language: USA English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: "Take me to the Meyer's House." (The Meyer's House is one of the places I have saved in Cortana's Notebook)
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: no "Take me to Myer's House"
    Expected Results: Bring up Here Drive+ with directions to the location saved as "The Meyer's House" in my notebook.
    Actual Results: Brought up Here Drive+ with directions to Myers House on the Washington University Campus in St. Louis...(which is over 820 miles away from my location...)
    Feedback: Looks like Cortana may be having trouble recognizing when a location is saved in the notebook or not. On a separate note, if I was going to be making a long drive, if there was expected to be rain or stormy weather on my route, it would be really nice for Cortana to point that out for me.

    Region/Language: USA English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: "Take me to Karl's House." (Karl's House is one of the places I have saved in Cortana's Notebook)
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: no "Take me to Carl's house"
    Expected Results: Bring up Here Drive+ with directions to the location saved as "Karl's House" in my notebook.
    Actual Results: Bing search for "carl's house"
    Feedback: Looks like Cortana may be having trouble recognizing when a location is saved in the notebook or not.

    Region/Language: USA English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: "Text Karl" (Where "Karl" is the nickname for one of my inner circle contacts)
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: yes "Text Karl"
    Expected Results: Allow me to dictate a message to Karl *****
    Actual Results: "Which one?" and brings up a list of people named "Karl/Carl" in my contacts.
    Feedback: Initially this wouldn't work (it only wanted to text my contacts named "Carl" and didn't let me choose between Carl and Karl). Now, although it is working, it would be nice for it to recognize that I meant the Karl in my inner contacts, since I only used his nickname. If I wanted to text Carl instead, then I could say "Not that one" or something along those lines to then bring up a list of every Karl/Carl in my contacts.

    Region/Language: USA English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: "What hockey games are on tonight?"/"What hockey teams are playing tonight?"
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: yes
    Expected Results: A listing of what hockey games or teams are playing tonight, with times and tv channels based on my location.
    Actual Results: Bing search
    Feedback: There are usually a bunch of sporting events going on, being able to have Cortana tell me which ones are going to be played and how to watch them would be really useful.

    Region/Language: USA English
    Exact Phrase Spoken: "Remind me the next time the Cubs play."
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: yes
    Expected Results: create a recurring reminder for Chicago Cubs games
    Actual Results: tried to create a reminder "The next time the cubs play"
    Feedback: Keeping track of my favorite college and professional sporting team events would be a big function of a real-life personal assistant. In some households, this could be a make-or-break job responsibility =)
    04-19-2014 12:49 PM
  25. Reebs Reebs's Avatar
    Region/Language: US/US
    Exact Phrase Spoken: Remind me to swing by Costco when I'm in the neighborhood / remind me to swing by Costco when I'm in the area
    Did Cortana parse this correctly: yes
    Expected Results: Cortana responds to ask 'Which Costco' and sets location based reminder that will pop up within 2 miles from that location
    Actual Results: she asks "where do I need to remind you?"
    Feedback: I would really like more 'vague'/area-based location reminders, e.g. zip code based, or 'adaptive' proximity based version. For example, if I ask 'remind me when I'm near a Petsmart', Cortana could monitor if I'm driving, reminding me e.g. within 5 miles from a Petsmart, or when I'm walking / moving slowly, reminding me only if I get within 1 mile.

    The main scenarios where this fails for me: Costco is a little off my drive home. It would be great if Cortana would notice that I'm approaching a turnoff to Costco, and remind me well before that turn. Similar, there's a supermarket a bit past my home. I would like a reminder to continue on to the store before I have parked the car, but I don't see a way to set that up. I tried setting a reminder for a specific location on my commute, but it looks like the location is not polled frequently enough to notice/anticipate drive-by's.
    I realize this thread is just for submitting comments and not chit chat, but I was about to submit the same thought with one more addition, so I'll tie them together. Just take my comment below as additional feedback.

    Now, the options for geofencing are either leaving or arriving to the Place saved. There should be a Near option as mentioned above with a configurable radius/distance.
    James8561 and Joe920 like this.
    04-19-2014 01:01 PM
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