1. evillama's Avatar
    What makes the distinction between a reminder Cortana puts in her notebook for me versus what she puts in my calendar? Is it a task vs. appointment difference? Person vs. Location?

    Also how come she doesn't utilize the To Do list so those reminders would sync with my Outlook calendar?

    ENV
    07-11-2014 07:02 AM
  2. Nerdy Woman's Avatar
    Good question. Sometimes I wish she used the Outlook task list, but then again... I don't need buy milk as a completed task. One advantage with her notebook is GPS sensitivity. You can tell her to remind you to buy milk the next time you're at a store and she'll do that.

    I think it has to do with verbage. If you say Remind me, it goes in her notebook. If you say Put dr's appt on my calendar, it goes on calendar (you can also specify another calendar if you have more than one viewable on your phone). If you say Note or Take a Note, she'll put the note in OneNote. I have tried saying task, calendar task, to do list, etc. She gives me Bing results. :P

    Here's a list of things you can say to Cortana... What can I say to Cortana on my Windows Phone? | Windows Phone How-to (United States)
    07-11-2014 07:26 AM
  3. evillama's Avatar
    Ah, yes - the verbiage. Going to do some testing and listing then to figure her out!

    ENV
    07-11-2014 07:35 AM
  4. Talderon's Avatar
    Reminders/To-Do are put into One Note.
    Appointments/Events are put into the calendar.

    As stated, the Location functionality of reminders are a great feature and does not tie in well with the way Outlook To-Do's are implemented.

    I can't speak too much for the To-Do's as I have never really used them. I am not that organized. :P
    Amrykid likes this.
    07-11-2014 08:46 AM
  5. Nerdy Woman's Avatar
    I know we've all gotten so used to seeing links that go to Help pages that tell us things we already knew... so we ignore those links, right?

    Open Cortana and tap the microphone. Now tap the See More link beneath her greeting to you...

    Almost OT, but not entirely. ;-)
    07-12-2014 06:59 AM
  6. Jason Drum's Avatar
    One thing that would be useful for me that I can't do is a reminder that is combination between time and location like "remind me wednesday when i get to blah blah to do blah blah".
    07-15-2014 08:09 AM
  7. Nerdy Woman's Avatar
    One thing that would be useful for me that I can't do is a reminder that is combination between time and location like "remind me wednesday when i get to blah blah to do blah blah".
    You can't specify time and place, but you can specify place and Cortana will remind you the next time you are at that location. Add places and give them nicknames so she doesn't ask for addresses... Or if you want her to remind you about doing something when you get to work on Wednesday, you can just ask her to remind you at the time you usually arrive.
    07-16-2014 07:27 AM
  8. hcrick's Avatar
    What makes the distinction between a reminder Cortana puts in her notebook for me versus what she puts in my calendar? Is it a task vs. appointment difference? Person vs. Location?

    Also how come she doesn't utilize the To Do list so those reminders would sync with my Outlook calendar?

    ENV
    Reminders are meant as simple quick reminders without the details of calendar based appointments (which you can specify start/stop time, duration, other notes/details, location, etc). With reminders you can only complete the task or snooze for 5-10min (forget exact time) whereas with calendar events you have way more options for snooze time (various minutes, hours, days, etc).
    Dadstar0410 likes this.
    07-16-2014 10:18 AM
  9. jason404's Avatar
    The weird thing is that there is an option in the phone calendar settings, to set a colour for Remind Me. Looks like a broken or half-baked feature to me. Hopefully Windows 10 Mobile will sort it out.
    Dadstar0410 likes this.
    05-20-2015 06:36 AM

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