09-17-2016 05:14 AM
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  1. Snaffie's Avatar
    One of the most basic and fundamental questions a person may ask cortana is what's the date.

    So let's try it.

    "what's the date today"

    I can't connect at the moment, try again in a little bit.

    "What's todays date"

    I can't connect at the moment, try again in a little bit.

    How is this even possible that such a simple, basic fundamental question makes Cortana say she cannot connect?
    09-10-2016 10:44 AM
  2. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    One of the most basic and fundamental questions a person may ask cortana is what's the date.

    So let's try it.

    "what's the date today"

    I can't connect at the moment, try again in a little bit.

    "What's todays date"

    I can't connect at the moment, try again in a little bit.

    How is this even possible that such a simple, basic fundamental question makes Cortana say she cannot connect?
    When cortana doesn't undestrand a thing, she says "I'm sorry, I don't undestand" or brings you to Bing directly.
    "I can't connect " means there's a internet problem.
    Asking Date or Time to Cortana, normally brings to Bing since Win8.1
    09-10-2016 10:56 AM
  3. Rinsun's Avatar
    When cortana doesn't undestrand a thing, she says "I'm sorry, I don't undestand" or brings you to Bing directly.
    "I can't connect " means there's a internet problem.
    Asking Date or Time to Cortana, normally brings to Bing since Win8.1
    The funny thing is that Cortana is answering all other questions properly but as soon as she is asked today's date she says that she cannot coonect or the internet and I aren't talking.The very next moment she answers another question sensibly.
    09-10-2016 11:28 AM
  4. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    The funny thing is that Cortana is answering all other questions properly but as soon as she is asked today's date she says that she cannot coonect or the internet and I aren't talking.The very next moment she answers another question sensibly.
    On my 650 and 520, she brings to Bing. I left many feeds about that, I would like simply asking the time via earphones without touching the phone.
    The same on my notebook
    09-10-2016 11:37 AM
  5. Snaffie's Avatar
    The point is there is no internet problem!

    I can ask her any other question, before or after this, but asking the "date" she says she can't connect.

    Hence why I'm pointing this out as a crazy bug on the most basic of questions.

    Oh and I should point out this is using Windows 10 desktop.

    I can't believe they don't fix this as it's such an "in your face" problem.
    Rinsun likes this.
    09-10-2016 12:45 PM
  6. Mach_E's Avatar
    Works but slightly differently. Ask - What's today?
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    09-10-2016 03:02 PM
  7. Mach_E's Avatar
    Here
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    09-10-2016 03:03 PM
  8. RumoredNow's Avatar
    This is in the Win 10 desktop section so I asked "Hey Cortana" on my desktop, "What's the date?"

    Verbal reply was the correct time and my correct location. Text showed accurate date.


    Is this a Windows 10 Mobile question?

    My phone reacted exactly the same.

    US Region, English (US) language, English (US) Speech on both devices.
    09-10-2016 03:04 PM
  9. srcpt's Avatar
    Cortana on my 640 (ATT variant) and my Asus 2in1 both with current release ring version of 10 respond correctly to "What is today's date?". If I ask "What is the date?", I am directed to a Bing search page of definitions for the word "date".
    09-10-2016 03:19 PM
  10. Snaffie's Avatar
    Works but slightly differently. Ask - What's today?
    I just tried "what's today" and Cortana replied.... "Oh it's a good one"

    I tried it a second time and got the exact same result.

    Could the fact I am UK Based be causing different results from others?
    What else would cause Cortana to give a different reply to the exact same spoken question for different users?

    I can't be a PC Hardware issue, as it's Windows 10 and the words are being correctly identified.
    Is Cortana data fed to different servers for different users, hence different replies to the same question?

    Oh, and I just tried the same question on my Windows 10 Lumia Phone. (over WiFi)

    "what's the date today"

    She replied: "sorry I can't connect at the moment, try again in a little bit"

    Which is not true as if I ask a different question she answers fine. Nothing to do with any connection
    Last edited by Snaffie; 09-10-2016 at 04:02 PM.
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    09-10-2016 03:28 PM
  11. Rinsun's Avatar
    It's the same response on my laptop and phone - I can't connect at the moment.But responds to any other question before and after the date question.
    When I ask "what's today" I get a bing page on both my phone and laptop like Mach_E has posted.
    Region India,Speech English India default and English UK for speech recognition ( as speech recognition is not there with English India)
    Maurizio Troso likes this.
    09-10-2016 11:09 PM
  12. zocster's Avatar


    I get this?

    Sent from mTalk on Win 10 Phone
    TechFreak1 likes this.
    09-11-2016 12:21 AM
  13. ven07's Avatar
    Like a few others, I immediately went "hey cortana" *pause* "what's the date" and received the appropriate reply :)

    Running fast ring on me laptop
    09-11-2016 09:34 AM
  14. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    Here in Italy, only Bing page :(

    Definitively that's not a bug, that's lack of implementation on some countries still
    TechFreak1 and ven07 like this.
    09-11-2016 11:00 AM
  15. Bobvfr's Avatar
    In the UK, "What's the date" gets me Cortana giving me a dictionary definition of the word "Date", if I ask "What's todays date" gets me she can't talk to the internet, "What's today" got me "It's a good one".

    Anyone got any other ways of asking the question....................
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    09-11-2016 12:07 PM
  16. RumoredNow's Avatar
    "tell me today's date" also works for me.

    It may be Regional.
    09-11-2016 04:55 PM
  17. mtf1380's Avatar
    "Hey Cortana" on Desktop & Phone..."what's the date" =
    verbal reply from the Lady: "It is "correct time', in 'correct location'"
    visual reply on Bing: Day and Date

    "Hey Cortana" on Desktop..."what's today" =
    "Today is 'correct DAY', 'correct DATE', 29 days from Columbus Day"

    950XL, US, DS
    ven07 and TechFreak1 like this.
    09-11-2016 05:24 PM
  18. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Quite obvious this is a bug...
    Rinsun likes this.
    09-11-2016 06:05 PM
  19. Krystianpants's Avatar
    On my 650 and 520, she brings to Bing. I left many feeds about that, I would like simply asking the time via earphones without touching the phone.
    The same on my notebook
    I get the same. But IF i say the word "time" on its own it actually gives me the time lol
    RumoredNow and srcpt like this.
    09-11-2016 06:18 PM
  20. RumoredNow's Avatar
    "Time" works for me.

    Visual of a clock and audio of correct time and location... But only on PC. On the phone she claims she can't connect.
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    09-11-2016 09:42 PM
  21. astondg's Avatar
    This seems like the kind of ridiculous stuff that's limited by region. This query also doesn't work for me in Australia (although I get a Bing search rather than 'cannot connect').

    I can't think of a reason that would stop them rolling out the US 'what is the date?' functionality to other English speaking regions (obviously using the OS regionalisation for formatting the date and time), but they still withhold it. And the features they do regionalise often end up less useful to me than using the in-regionalised versions (i.e. setting my phone to US region). It frustrates me that I get a better, more useful, Cortana experience by setting my devices regions to US (i.e. without any of Micosoft's special regionalisations for me) than leaving them as Australia with the only exception being relevant 'local' News articles. But doing that screws up the rest of the phone experience (OS date & time formatting, in-app formats for date, time & units, content from video, music & app stores, etc.).
    09-11-2016 10:51 PM
  22. Rinsun's Avatar
    "tell me today's date" also works for me.

    It may be Regional.
    "Tell me today's date" also doesn't work in India ,same "cannot connect at the moment ,try again in a little bit " answer.
    However on asking the time she gives the visual of a clock and voice answer of correct time and my city both on laptop and phone.
    09-12-2016 02:42 AM
  23. speccy's Avatar
    Same here in UK, can't connect when asked for the date, but responds properly to other queries/commands immediately before and after. L950 running latest RS2 build.
    09-12-2016 06:21 AM
  24. Jcmg62's Avatar
    I can't speak for every global version of Cortana (I believe she's quite good in the USA) but the United Kingdom version is as dumb as a doorknob licking spastic donkey with a brain tumour.

    There are about 20 questions you can ask the UK version that she actually responds to with an answer. The rest defaults to a bing web search. It is literally about 1597% faster to type your search in rather than ask Cortana a question.

    Mega Frustration 1 / Productivity 0

    Cortana has been out for around 2 years. I'd love to say I can't wait to see what the next 2 years will bring, but then I remind myself that this is Microsoft we're talking about. The same crowd who have had 6 long years (or, put another way about 3 lifetimes in the technology world) to put together a decent phone and stick some decent software on it and still haven't achieved either of those goals.

    The Wright Brothers perfected flying in less time than MS needs to make their stuff work properly
    RumoredNow likes this.
    09-12-2016 09:03 AM
  25. gwinegarden's Avatar
    Tried both questions and, in each case, she told me what time it is :(

    Then I said "what's today" and she gave me the correct answer.
    09-12-2016 03:22 PM
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