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  1. AzmoD3uS's Avatar
    Considering the fact that I have had almost no sleep working on the issue lends me to think that I have a pretty good idea.

    (translation: I work for Microsoft on this project)
    Hey Talderon,

    Saw something posted on a web about someone working on the back end as well replying to Mary Jo Foley's advice to hard reset when someone asked her about Cortana showing bing search results instead of expected actions. The guy said the problem is server side so there's no need to do hard resets at all. Can you (re)confirm this?
    04-16-2014 11:29 AM
  2. Talderon's Avatar
    Hey Talderon,

    Saw something posted on a web about someone working on the back end as well replying to Mary Jo Foley's advice to hard reset when someone asked her about Cortana showing bing search results instead of expected actions. The guy said the problem is server side so there's no need to do hard resets at all. Can you (re)confirm this?
    Source? I have not heard this on our end. However, that does not mean it isn't true.
    04-16-2014 11:32 AM
  3. Mattemoller90's Avatar
    Can I change my dad in Cortana?
    I made a mistake and I link "dad" with a wrong person :(
    04-16-2014 12:31 PM
  4. dioni87's Avatar
    I cant find music and search on cortana notebook... Please help me to solve this problem...thanks
    04-16-2014 01:35 PM
  5. Michael Hibbard's Avatar
    I did not get the prompt for initial setup. Is there a way to reset cortana or do the initial setup again?
    When I go to change my name and hit next, it just exits out and doesn't ask me any questions about hobbies and such as you mentioned.

    Thanks!
    04-16-2014 01:57 PM
  6. DaT Franchise's Avatar
    I did not get the prompt for initial setup. Is there a way to reset cortana or do the initial setup again?
    When I go to change my name and hit next, it just exits out and doesn't ask me any questions about hobbies and such as you mentioned.

    Thanks!
    I dont think anyone knows how to reset just Cortana, its been asked number of times and on different forums. Looks like a hard reset or wait it out at this point.

    The hard reset is hit and miss as I've done 2 so far but still she has yet to say my name, greet me by voice and so on, she will do the jokes, no singing, a few witty replies and reminders but that's about it, but she is BETA
    04-16-2014 02:49 PM
  7. DarwinPurol's Avatar
    Done this through HTC 8x (canada) but cortana didn't appear
    04-16-2014 03:26 PM
  8. Dustin Hodges's Avatar
    Can I change my dad in Cortana?
    I made a mistake and I link "dad" with a wrong person :(
    Check "Inner Circle", and the contact card for your dad. It's stored as a nickname, i believe

    [HR][/HR]

    Cortana skipped the initial interests set up, but she showed it later on. Sadly, i was outside the cell tower range, so she said she'd ask again later. But she hasn't...
    04-16-2014 07:41 PM
  9. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Curious about setting up geofence reminders. Can they be made to be always do X when I arrive at [saved place y]? Or are they only, do X the next time I arrive at Y?
    Not entirely sure, but I do know that when the reminder pops up, you have the options of "Complete" or "Next Time." If you select "Next Time," Cortana will remind you the next time you arrive at that location. Therefore, you should just always be able to select "Next Time," and then the reminder will always display when you arrive at your select location.
    04-16-2014 08:05 PM
  10. SwimSwim's Avatar
    how to make cortana say my name ? as i am not able to make her say that.. pls help
    Open Cortana, select the "hamburger" button in the top-right corner, then settings > change my name.
    04-16-2014 08:07 PM
  11. Talderon's Avatar
    Check "Inner Circle", and the contact card for your dad. It's stored as a nickname, i believe




    Cortana skipped the initial interests set up, but she showed it later on. Sadly, i was outside the cell tower range, so she said she'd ask again later. But she hasn't...
    Yes, you can see the nicknames assigned in the Inner Circle. If they are not in your inner circle, they will be in their contact details.

    Not entirely sure, but I do know that when the reminder pops up, you have the options of "Complete" or "Next Time." If you select "Next Time," Cortana will remind you the next time you arrive at that location. Therefore, you should just always be able to select "Next Time," and then the reminder will always display when you arrive at your select location.
    Right now, you can't set it up every time, however, it is something we are looking into.

    You can set reminders for when you do the following:

    Arrive at a location
    Leave a location

    Give it a go!
    04-16-2014 08:10 PM
  12. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Hello Talderon is there anyway to have Cortana play a Playlist?

    Thank you
    MTWIZARD
    Not in the list of commands, unfortunately. Already tried getting playlists to work. She's willing to play select songs, select artists and even select albums, but not select playlists. I don't think she's capable of select genres either.
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    04-16-2014 08:11 PM
  13. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Cortana is nice, but still leaves something to be desired. She already matches Siri and Google Now, but still needs to go further.

    Just today, it was a very nice temperature outside, so u decided to open some windows, especially since my parents loathe the idea of air conditioning even in the hottest summer.

    But it also threatened to reason, as evidenced by Cortana's forecast and, frankly, the sky. Well open Windows won't suffice in rain, because once the wind picks up: It blows inside the house.

    I found this to be a great time to try Cortana's wit and capabilities. So I uttered the following command, "If it rains, reminds me to close the window."

    Alas, while she understood the words perfectly, she merely gave me a big search. I phrased it multiple ways, but no cigar.

    She can easily understand the query, and she has weather data at her disposal. It's be nice if she could put two and two together, so I don't have to worry about a mess blowing in.

    This also applies for the summer.i work as a life guard, and we need to take chemical readings every hour. Needless to say, it can sometimes slip your mind. So how cool would it be to command, "Remind me to take the readings every hour until I leave work."

    I tried it many different ways (substituting "home" for "work"), but Cortana just can't do advanced functions like that just yet.

    Cortana is awesome, and really well done for a beta. But she has a long way to go before she can truly replicate what a real assistant can do.
    Talderon likes this.
    04-16-2014 08:18 PM
  14. Talderon's Avatar
    Not in the list of commands, unfortunately. Already tried getting playlists to work. She's willing to play select songs, select artists and even select albums, but not select playlists. I don't think she's capable of select genres either.
    This is true, but it is in the works. :)
    04-16-2014 08:18 PM
  15. realwarder's Avatar
    Does Cortana track Fedex/UPS packages? Could parse emails for tracking IDs on orders and give updates... just an idea. Would be cool to wake and have a "Your package is being delivered this morning".
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    04-16-2014 09:37 PM
  16. Clint Finch's Avatar
    She's been playing playlists for me since Monday. I tell her to play <playlist name> and she queues it right up and begins playing it. Works like a charm.
    04-16-2014 09:48 PM
  17. anon(8415414)'s Avatar
    Hello Talderon is there anyway to have Cortana play a Playlist?

    Thank you
    MTWIZARD
    I managed to play the playlist by simply saying "Play [the name of the playlist]".

    Cortana never showed me the initial setup. It also doesn't activate the geo-triggered reminders. I tried it several times. Any ideas what to do?
    04-16-2014 09:50 PM
  18. TruPlaya187's Avatar
    Great reading! Thanks for this! One question, when they will update Cortana, will it be on the backend or we will have to wait for a firmware update?
    04-16-2014 09:51 PM
  19. TruPlaya187's Avatar
    Also, do you have an idea when Cortana will be available in Canada?
    04-16-2014 10:00 PM
  20. ardaozkal's Avatar
    Also, do you have an idea when Cortana will be available in Canada?



    Just make region and language USA, and English! Is this that hard?



    Sent from my RM-941_eu_turkey_294 using Tapatalk
    04-17-2014 12:12 AM
  21. dioni87's Avatar
    Are anyone in here have all cortana notebooks?bcause im dont have music and searching on cortana notebook...
    04-17-2014 04:02 AM
  22. Brad Miller2's Avatar
    Cortana will show my name on the screen when interacting with me but not actually say it out loud, even though she said it out loud and had me approve the way she said it during initial setup....... is this a known issue? she works perfectly for me otherwise.
    04-17-2014 07:19 AM
  23. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Does Cortana track Fedex/UPS packages? Could parse emails for tracking IDs on orders and give updates... just an idea. Would be cool to wake and have a "Your package is being delivered this morning".
    That'd be awesome. Would really love to see this, along with reminders that repeat every few hours for a given duration, and reminders that only activate under certain preset conditions (such as a change in weather).
    04-17-2014 07:22 AM
  24. SwimSwim's Avatar
    I managed to play the playlist by simply saying "Play [the name of the playlist]".

    Cortana never showed me the initial setup. It also doesn't activate the geo-triggered reminders. I tried it several times. Any ideas what to do?
    Make sure Cortana is allowed to run in the background, and make sure location services are enabled.
    04-17-2014 07:23 AM
  25. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Great reading! Thanks for this! One question, when they will update Cortana, will it be on the backend or we will have to wait for a firmware update?
    Lots of things can be done via the backend. In fact, if it's anything like TellMe and Bing Search of yore, then backend updates should be able to add quite a lot. But of course, OS updates will be necessary from time to time.
    04-17-2014 07:25 AM
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