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  1. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    Suggest a thing that's already in plans? Wow that's a genius idea, props to you

    It was in WP8.1 pre-rtm build, it got removed probably because of API issues or lack of time, it will come back sooner or later
    And im not mature? You're the one that says that other people doesn't need that or that, we need to have as much options it's possible, it won't hurt anybody apart from your ego
    I guess you didn't get the memo that this isn't the thread for this. Move on or take it elsewhere, please.
    hopmedic likes this.
    05-23-2014 02:05 PM
  2. Talderon's Avatar
    [INFO]Sports Cards

    Ok, those little sections of info you see in Cortana are called cards. There is a LOT LOT LOT of work going in getting the major leagues in there so we can start working on minor/local leagues. eSports are in there too. Things will go live as the weeks go on without a ton of fanfare until we get all the kinks worked out.

    Flight Tracking

    A lot of work is going on here and for those and get flight info, things should be looking better, but we're still doing weekly releases to keep things moving forward.

    Traffic Info

    This should have already gotten better. Improvements are still coming and quickly.

    Natural Voice

    We are working with Jen to get a LOT more chit-chat things, so keep trying new and old questions to see if you can spot the updates. Cortana's voice will start feeling even more natural over time. A lot of work is going on to refine Cortana's speech.

    Card Divider

    I can't remember if this has shipped yet, but there should or will be a horizontal like appearing to separate the cards for easier viewing. I have had it for several weeks now and find it nice to have.

    Cortana on Xbox One and Windows 8 PC's

    Yes, it's coming, no, no ETA but I have been testing it on XB1 and it's very neat, especially when playing a Halo game. [/INFO]

    I will post all of this on OP, but on a side note that is TOTALLY NOT RELATED to this. If anyone wants to join in on the fun of helping me name my new kitten, please look here. :D

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/off...ew-kitten.html

    Thanks all!
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    05-23-2014 05:37 PM
  3. Paul Nicholas's Avatar
    Hey Talderon, I know you might not be able to say but is cortana on xbox activated by saying cortana?
    It's going to be a killer feature that'll put it head and shoulders better than the ps4 and hopefully boost windows phone sales as people will want cortana in their lives.
    Oh and I voted for Ryoko for your kitty, cute name for a cute cat
    05-23-2014 06:03 PM
  4. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    Hey Talderon, I know you might not be able to say but is cortana on xbox activated by saying cortana?
    It's going to be a killer feature that'll put it head and shoulders better than the ps4 and hopefully boost windows phone sales as people will want cortana in their lives.
    Oh and I voted for Ryoko for your kitty, cute name for a cute cat
    Yea, good question. I wonder if it'll stay Xbox, or Cortana. I personally think they should use the same name. I hope there will be integration between the 3 platforms too. Like tell Cortana to remind me of something or jot a note down on xbox, and then me being able to see that on my phone later.
    05-23-2014 06:13 PM
  5. Talderon's Avatar
    Hey Talderon, I know you might not be able to say but is cortana on xbox activated by saying cortana?
    It's going to be a killer feature that'll put it head and shoulders better than the ps4 and hopefully boost windows phone sales as people will want cortana in their lives.
    Oh and I voted for Ryoko for your kitty, cute name for a cute cat
    Right now, you have to say Cortana like you say Xbox for those features. Debate is still going on if Cortana will replace the Xbox activation.

    Yea, good question. I wonder if it'll stay Xbox, or Cortana. I personally think they should use the same name. I hope there will be integration between the 3 platforms too. Like tell Cortana to remind me of something or jot a note down on xbox, and then me being able to see that on my phone later.
    Cortana WILL be the name across all 3 platforms.

    With the overwhelming POSITIVE reactions from people (gamers and non-gamers alike), the Cortana name isn't going anywhere!!
    b23h and Captains like this.
    05-24-2014 12:36 AM
  6. LightningXCE's Avatar
    Any chance you might be able to squeeze having at least the first line of this cutscene "triggerable" by asking Cortana the line "All I need to know is, did we lose them?"



    Ultimate easter egg. <3

    It'd be amazing if we could do more with this scene too.
    05-24-2014 12:42 AM
  7. smoledman's Avatar
    Awesome work MS, I think I'm already hearing Jen Taylor's voice on certain responses.
    b23h likes this.
    05-24-2014 02:50 AM
  8. Reebs Reebs's Avatar
    Talderon, with the world cup around the corner, I'm hoping Cortana will be ready. Will she?
    Joe920 likes this.
    05-24-2014 11:03 PM
  9. Donny James's Avatar
    Agreed. I don't know why this suddenly turned into the "let me show off an old video of how I think WP should be" thread.

    Eagerly awaiting more news from Talderon.
    Sore looser.
    05-26-2014 08:57 AM
  10. b23h's Avatar
    chill out people....

    The reason why 'this suddenly turned into the "let me show off an old video of how I think WP should be" thread' is that people care about WP and are excited to be able to talk with someone who has an in with Microsoft. Sure it's off topic, but I think to some degree we should just take it in stride and not worry about it.
    Last edited by b23h; 05-29-2014 at 08:21 AM.
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    05-27-2014 01:33 AM
  11. Patric.Z's Avatar
    Hi Talderon,

    Thanks you so much for your information. I am very excited about cortana coming to Xbox. Xbox voice commands at the moment are mediocre at best. I hope cortana will greatly improve it. I understand you are not allowed to share eta, but is this something we can expect soon, like within the year or it's still at early stage, and we wont get it until sometime next year?

    You can ignore this question if you are not allowed to share this kind of information. Thank you!!
    05-27-2014 10:52 AM
  12. hopmedic's Avatar
    Sore looser.
    Irony.

    It's "loser".
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    05-27-2014 11:59 AM
  13. Donny James's Avatar
    Irony.

    It's "loser".
    Emphasis is on the "oooo" part.
    05-27-2014 12:01 PM
  14. hopmedic's Avatar
    Emphasis is on the "oooo" part.
    It's still the wrong word. Did it get sore because it was too loose?
    05-27-2014 12:04 PM
  15. Donny James's Avatar
    It's still the wrong word. Did it get sore because it was too loose?
    How bout we focus on Cortana and Talderon and save your grammar policing for another forum? This horse died days ago. Let it go.
    Joe920 likes this.
    05-27-2014 12:11 PM
  16. Reebs Reebs's Avatar
    How bout we focus on Cortana and Talderon and save your grammar policing for another forum? This horse died days ago. Let it go.



    Yes please. Sucks for people subscribed to this thread to have to come here to read this discussion.
    wpfanboy17, Donny James and 11B1P like this.
    05-27-2014 03:43 PM
  17. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    How bout we focus on Cortana and Talderon and save your grammar policing for another forum? This horse died days ago. Let it go.
    How about you try letting it go since everyone else has moved on? Take your bitterness to another forum.
    hopmedic likes this.
    05-27-2014 04:54 PM
  18. Donny James's Avatar
    Hey Talderon I don't know if I missed this or if it was already mentioned. But Is the ability for Cortana to open web pages being considered or worked on? For e.g "Cortana open bestbuy.com." I know this would be so awesome especially on my Windows 8 tablet.
    05-28-2014 09:21 AM
  19. Reebs Reebs's Avatar
    Hey Talderon I don't know if I missed this or if it was already mentioned. But Is the ability for Cortana to open web pages being considered or worked on? For e.g "Cortana open bestbuy.com." I know this would be so awesome especially on my Windows 8 tablet.



    You can do this now if you pin the website to your start screen. For example. Go to bestbuy.com and pin it. You can not tell Cortana 'start best buy' and it will launch the webpage. It's not what you're asking but might be a good hack until then.
    Last edited by Reebs Reebs; 05-28-2014 at 10:57 AM. Reason: fixed typos
    05-28-2014 10:54 AM
  20. Al_2's Avatar
    [INFO]Natural Voice

    We are working with Jen to get a LOT more chit-chat things, so keep trying new and old questions to see if you can spot the updates. Cortana's voice will start feeling even more natural over time. A lot of work is going on to refine Cortana's speech.
    It'd be great if you could get her to record things like days of the week, months, numbers etc. These are things I use often with calendars, reminders, alarms etc but most of these things are a mixture of Jen's recordings and the robotic voice for the numbers, months etc.

    Two phrases I noticed have "chit chat" replies too but it's not Jen's voice:

    Try asking "what's your favourite TV show?" and you get a clever answer in a robotic voice. Similarly ask her "what's your favourite colour?" and she says really robotically "I don't think I can choose"
    05-28-2014 01:02 PM
  21. Tiaxx's Avatar
    It'd be great if you could get her to record things like days of the week, months, numbers etc. These are things I use often with calendars, reminders, alarms etc but most of these things are a mixture of Jen's recordings and the robotic voice for the numbers, months etc.

    Two phrases I noticed have "chit chat" replies too but it's not Jen's voice:

    Try asking "what's your favourite TV show?" and you get a clever answer in a robotic voice. Similarly ask her "what's your favourite colour?" and she says really robotically "I don't think I can choose"
    pretty sure all the "Whats your favourite X" like question have the same set of generic responses :)
    05-28-2014 02:52 PM
  22. anon(8555314)'s Avatar
    One thing I hope gets fixed soon is not having Cortana's reminders make sound while I am on the phone. That has happened to me a bunch of times and it is very disorienting.
    05-28-2014 03:35 PM
  23. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Talderon,

    Here is something I ran into today while driving and I would LOVE for Cortana to address. So I was voice chatting with my wife via text with my phone in my pocket, back and forth a few times till Cell signal died out, Cortana tried to connect 2 times then came back on the 3rd try that "the internet and I are not getting along right now" and quit.

    Would it be possible (as I am sure everyone deals with this time to time) for in this type of case (trying to voice reply but, no internet at that current point), where she could monitor internet on the phone and come back once internet is available (for 30-45 seconds), then ask "Would you like to continue your last text ?" wait for a yes, and if so, read the last text like you just got it.

    I would love to have this option....So my wife does not get mad at me because I didn't reply
    05-28-2014 05:29 PM
  24. jordanzhninja's Avatar
    My biggest issue with Cortana at the moment is how long she takes to respond to me when i'm using 3g mobile data. I'm sure this is just because of my speeds though.

    Also, if you say "What's the weather like in Celsius", she sometime says "I converted that temperature to Celsius" or "Here's that temperature in Celsius" which doesn't really make sense in context.

    Love what you're doing, keep up the great work!
    05-28-2014 05:47 PM
  25. shinsenai's Avatar
    I just got an update for Cortana, it looks like server side, because nothing has been installed on the phone. Now I have the dividers between different blocks of interest, my manually defined stock watchlist has been replaced with the one I have in Bing Finance and Cortana asked me the famous question about what my interests are, which she didn't ask at the beginning! However, when I accepted to do that she came back with the message "I can't get to my questions right now, I'll ask about this later" and so far she has not proposed it again. Anyway, glad to see things moving, well done.

    Update: she has asked again just now, about 10 minutes later. However, the result is still the same
    05-29-2014 03:34 AM
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