Learn How Cortana Scans your Emails

The multinational company Microsoft is putting lots of emphasis on Cortana digital assistant for the next Windows 10 update. While software maker is still familiar with the plans, experimenting having Cortana float around the Windows 10. Microsoft Company is now starting to test some of the additional features publicly. Windows Insiders will get the access to the new commitment option in the Cortana for Windows 10.

Commitments are very similar to an existing flight and it is delivery tracking in Cortana, but it is designed to pick up the emails where you promise the boss to finish particular project in time. “Cortana will keep their eyes for emails where you have said you are going to do something,” explains Microsoft’s person Marcus Ash in an interview. If you send an email to your friend or a colleague with content like “I will get back to you by next week” or “I’ will have this finished by 5PM today,” then the Cortana will create the card to help you set the reminder.

Like the flight reminders, the process of email scanning is completed locally so that no data is sent to the Microsoft’s servers until you agree to add the reminder for a card. You can also disable the feature if you do not want Cortana scanning the email for phrases.

Microsoft is now approaching this Cortana features in a same way as the flight tracking, so if you won’t get the annoying pop-up prompts. Any suggestions for the reminders will be surfaced in a regular Cortana interface. With the commitment feature, the company Microsoft is also tweaking how the Cortana manages calendar invites. Cortana will also now alert you if you receive the meeting request that is outside the regular times you can usually schedule meetings for that. That is useful if your boss schedules a 7AM meeting the night before you work and you want to adjust your alarm and travel at times.

Both the new features will be limited to the Windows 10 testers today, but company Microsoft plans to roll them out. Android and the iOS clients will also be updated in future in order to support the new options, but the Ash notes Microsoft is still working on some of the technology aspects of Cortana service in order to fully enable these new features across the multiple platforms.