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  1. MadSci2's Avatar
    In regards to my question about getting Cortland to place reminders and events on the calendar I choose, I found it does work and how to make it work. I started a thread on this here:

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/cor...rs-solved.html

    The answers are simple, and were discovered by two other forum members, who are credited within the Thread.
    05-05-2014 12:05 AM
  2. tomcox76's Avatar
    hopefully it will be able to access 3rd party calanders such as Chronos which I have come to really like

    Sent from my RM-820_nam_att_100 using Tapatalk
    05-05-2014 12:24 AM
  3. Rasetech's Avatar
    App developers need to provide functionality to Cortana. Same for calendar apps.
    ven07 likes this.
    05-05-2014 02:20 AM
  4. Kronus24's Avatar
    BUMP!!!! I wouldn't want Talderon to forget to post the lastest news because he wasnt able to find this post :)
    ReconVirus, Splacknuk and Joe920 like this.
    05-06-2014 09:21 AM
  5. Akhilesh Bhambhani's Avatar
    Amazing thread.
    05-06-2014 09:37 AM
  6. antonius138's Avatar
    Crap I hope they didn't think he was leaking info....
    05-06-2014 12:25 PM
  7. hopmedic's Avatar
    Crap I hope they didn't think he was leaking info....
    No, he was not leaking anything. He plainly stated that he was only posting what he was allowed to post, and even went so far in one post to say not to PM him asking for more, because satisfying our curiosity is not worth his job. He's right there, you know?
    ven07 and DavidinCT like this.
    05-06-2014 01:49 PM
  8. jevans911's Avatar
    Is there a timetable on updating the teams listed under sports interest in Cortana? I'm particularly interested in NCAA football teams. I realize that football season is still a few mo months off, but I'm curious regardless...
    ven07 likes this.
    05-06-2014 11:04 PM
  9. ven07's Avatar
    Is there a timetable on updating the teams listed under sports interest in Cortana? I'm particularly interested in NCAA football teams. I realize that football season is still a few mo months off, but I'm curious regardless...
    Hopefully this will be solved with GDR1, but for now there is no timetable, but it should be before summer of that I'm sure lol
    jevans911 likes this.
    05-06-2014 11:29 PM
  10. antonius138's Avatar
    No, he was not leaking anything. He plainly stated that he was only posting what he was allowed to post, and even went so far in one post to say not to PM him asking for more, because satisfying our curiosity is not worth his job. He's right there, you know?
    Yeah I know, I saw his original post...just was poking fun that he has been quiet and I for one have been spoiled with the updates.
    05-07-2014 01:52 AM
  11. bitwise's Avatar
    Ok this thread is nice and all but the glaring problem that is not being addressed here is... time line.

    All the changes, all the developments dont matter if its not available. I am a software engineer myself so I do understand the concept of development life cycles but for something like this, availability is the key to getting more people using it.

    Its also a question of where is it available. Right now its US only and it'll take some time before it gets releases to other countries. And for the love of god, why release it first in china when WP market share there is small. There are many other Asian countries with bigger WP adoption, why alienate those people?

    Generally, I think MS sucks on this. They know they are very late in the game and yet they still take ages rolling out updates/new features. And they are too US centric.
    05-07-2014 02:42 AM
  12. Rasetech's Avatar
    The question with China was already discussed somewhere and it seems that the availability strongly depends on Bing and Bing has its own department in China which provides a lot of Chinese localized stuff which is the base for Cortana.

    In Europe for example specially in Austria Bing is missing a lot of features which are already available in other countries.
    05-07-2014 07:09 AM
  13. Jaskys's Avatar
    Wow Esports features? Sounds pretty cool as i am a big fan of Counter Strike Global offensive scene
    ven07 likes this.
    05-07-2014 07:16 AM
  14. hopmedic's Avatar
    Ok this thread is nice and all but the glaring problem that is not being addressed here is... time line.
    He said in one post that he is not allowed to give dates. Can't blame him for not doing so.
    05-07-2014 08:19 AM
  15. Kronus24's Avatar
    Bump this! We haven't heard anything this WHOLE month :( I need my fix. lol
    ven07 likes this.
    05-08-2014 08:56 AM
  16. Talderon's Avatar
    Hey all, I am still here, just eyeball deep in work. I have some more news that I will be posting when give the OK.

    Talk to you all soon! :D
    05-08-2014 09:44 AM
  17. teemulehtinen's Avatar
    In the natural language query thread I complained about Cortana not reading the emails regarding flights.

    Now it did on her own: an email containing flight confirmation for two relatives was sent to me on Wednesday afternoon. On Thursday evening Cortana, when opening the service, asked if I wanted her to keep track on the relevant flights. I answered yes, of course. However, these are not in the calendar. I wonder if they will be - or does the tracking just simply mean they are tracked?

    I think it would be useful for the tracked flight information to be included in the default calendar with announced flight times too. At least this should be optional. Same goes of course for train and bus travel.

    All in all, think of Cortana overtaking automatically without any action from my side the kind of service that I now use TripIt for simply by checking my emails.
    Last edited by teemulehtinen; 05-09-2014 at 06:43 AM.
    05-09-2014 05:25 AM
  18. lsmachado's Avatar
    Hey all, I am still here, just eyeball deep in work. I have some more news that I will be posting when give the OK.

    Talk to you all soon! :D
    Thanks for keeping us all updated! 😉
    ven07 likes this.
    05-09-2014 06:14 AM
  19. mozman68's Avatar
    In the natural language query thread I complained about Cortana not reading the emails regarding flights.

    Now it did on her own: an email containing flight confirmation for two relatives was sent to me on Wednesday afternoon. On Thursday evening Cortana, when opening the service, asked if I wanted her to keep track on the relevant flights. I answered yes, of course. However, these are not in the calendar. I wonder if they will be - or does the tracking just simply mean they are tracked?

    I think it would be useful for the tracked flight information to be included in the default calendar with announced flight times too. At least this should be optional. Same goes of course for train and bus travel.

    All in all, think of Cortana overtaking automatically without any action from my side the kind of service that I now use TripIt for simply by checking my emails.
    I disagree....having it "tracked" in Cortana is enough. Do you have a Cortana tile pinned to the home screen? It will show the info when relevant and a simple tap gives you the info usually at the top of the feed.

    I also don't want Cortana adding stuff to my default calendar as that is not my personal one....now, if there was an option when you select it to track to add to a particular calendar if you wanted? Maybe.
    05-09-2014 01:54 PM
  20. ven07's Avatar
    In the natural language query thread I complained about Cortana not reading the emails regarding flights.

    Now it did on her own: an email containing flight confirmation for two relatives was sent to me on Wednesday afternoon. On Thursday evening Cortana, when opening the service, asked if I wanted her to keep track on the relevant flights. I answered yes, of course. However, these are not in the calendar. I wonder if they will be - or does the tracking just simply mean they are tracked?

    I think it would be useful for the tracked flight information to be included in the default calendar with announced flight times too. At least this should be optional. Same goes of course for train and bus travel.

    All in all, think of Cortana overtaking automatically without any action from my side the kind of service that I now use TripIt for simply by checking my emails.
    Again this reaffirms my believe that MS is silently pushing minor updates... Cortana's power is in the cloud so basically we don't see anything.. This makes it possible for MS to push minor updates without us knowing lol
    05-09-2014 05:52 PM
  21. vitor.rf's Avatar
    Again this reaffirms my believe that MS is silently pushing minor updates... Cortana's power is in the cloud so basically we don't see anything.. This makes it possible for MS to push minor updates without us knowing lol
    This is true and it happens on a weekly base, so I heard.

    Regarding tracking flights, I haven't tried it out yet, but i'm almost sure she'll update you about the flight status, delayed, departure, arrival, etc
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    05-09-2014 07:39 PM
  22. gernerttl's Avatar
    A few different questions/remarks that hopefully you can address:

    1. Geofencing - my experience has been that geofencing works when (and only when) the "address" matches the GPS location exactly. When I put in my home and work addresses manually, I didn't get any notifications. When I asked "where am I" and used that location as each (even though the unit numbers were way off, e.g. my apartment is 300X and it says 500X) it works. The problem seems to be a great margin of error in Windows Phone maps. So far, I have never been able to trigger a notification at an unsaved location. If I say "remind me at Wegmans" it finds the correct Wegmans, but when I am actually there, maps show me in Kohl's, which is in the same plaza. Is this a problem that Microsoft is aware of? Is there a plan in place to fix it? It seems like the core mechanics are working perfectly (e.g. it finds the place you are looking for every time) but the mapping is the problem. For what it's worth, I live in NJ, about 45 minutes outside of NYC/Philly.
    I found through experimentation that Geofencing only automatically turns on Wi-Fi if the favorite is labeled as home or work. For the other "bad" locations. The Geofencing is only as good as the mapping data being used. I've had this issue with Google Maps as well, it's not unique to Nokia's map data (which is what Cortana, Here Maps, Microsoft Maps, and Here+ Drive uses). I live in Pearl City, HI and I've generally have had no issues, but every so often I can't completely rely on the maps. For example, the entire island of Oahu, addresses are all showing Honolulu. When in fact there are several cities and towns on the island. There are other issues, mostly with how addresses are done is many (but not all) places. For example, the address will be 98-12345 Farrington Hwy, Waipahu, HI. Here Maps and Microsoft Maps don't like the dash and drops the number before the dash and look for 12345 Farrington Hwy. Since it can't find that address, it just goes to the head of the street.
    05-10-2014 01:39 AM
  23. AR2186's Avatar
    Here's an idea for location based reminders: Allow Cortana to understand the right location when I say something like "remind me to pick up my medicine from the Duane Reade near work." I just tried to tell her and she kept alternating between asking where I wanted to be reminded (to which I responded "the Duane Reade near work")) and she would then ask me what she should remind me.

    I know this would involve having here understand that she needs to look for Duane Reade's near my office, but I was under the impression this was the sort of contextual awareness Cortana specialized in.

    I may have been doing something won't but for the life of me i couldn't get it to work.
    05-10-2014 03:04 PM
  24. Ploydd's Avatar
    I've actually had decent luck with wi-fi and the geofencing. I've had to change the addresses in my Places section to match Maps, but if I turn off the wi-fi and set it to turn back on near favorite places it works great. Turns on at work, near my home, at my mom's, and at my best friend's house. I played around with the new voicing last night that Cortana is using as well and wow! My wife and I were shocked at the differences between now and before they released the preview. I love the work they're doing and hope they continue to keep it up and make it better and better.
    05-10-2014 06:36 PM
  25. gernerttl's Avatar
    I've actually had decent luck with wi-fi and the geofencing. I've had to change the addresses in my Places section to match Maps, but if I turn off the wi-fi and set it to turn back on near favorite places it works great. Turns on at work, near my home, at my mom's, and at my best friend's house. I played around with the new voicing last night that Cortana is using as well and wow! My wife and I were shocked at the differences between now and before they released the preview. I love the work they're doing and hope they continue to keep it up and make it better and better.
    How did you add your favorite places that are not labeled as work or home? I just did a hard reset since my last experiment. Maybe I should try again with favorites labeled as other.
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    05-10-2014 07:24 PM
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