March 6, 2017 9:00 am

Windows 10 Tip: How Cortana can automatically remind you of your commitments

By / Editor, Windows Blog

In case you missed it, a couple weeks ago we showed off a new Cortana feature all about reminders.

Now, our favorite digital personal assistant can automatically remind you to do things you mentioned in emails! Did you promise someone a report by 5 p.m.? Cortana* will remind you about it before your deadline.

Here’s how to enable this cool new feature:

Start by signing into Cortana with your Microsoft account. If you don’t already have an account, you can sign up here.

Windows 10 Tip: How Cortana can automatically remind you of your commitments

Go to Notebook, then Permissions and make sure the “Communications History” permission is checked.

Windows 10 Tip: How Cortana can automatically remind you of your commitments

Go back to Notebook and click Connected Services, then click “Office 365” and go through the prompts to add either your Outlook or Office 365 account, or both.

Windows 10 Tip: How Cortana can automatically remind you of your commitments

After that, it’s an easy as sending an email.

Head over here to learn how you can enable “Hey Cortana” and teach Cortana to recognize your voice!

*Cortana available in select markets; this feature available in US only

Updated June 28, 2018 8:39 am