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Microsoft is bringing Cortana to Outlook for iOS and Android

Cortana will read your emails aloud during car journeys


By Tom Warren     @tomwarren    Mar 5, 2018, 10:19am EST

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Cortana in Outlook for iOS Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge

Microsoft has been slowly adding more email intelligence to its Cortana digital assistant, but it has resisted integrating it directly into Outlook mobile. That’s about to change, soon. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s Outlook plans tell The Verge that the company is currently testing Cortana within Outlook on iOS and Android.

The Cortana integration will allow users of the popular mobile email client to listen to and respond to emails with their voice. This will be particularly useful during car journeys, and Microsoft is testing Cortana integration directly within Outlook mobile that will work over Bluetooth and read messages aloud. Users will be able to ask Cortana phrases like “what’s my email,” or just to read messages from specific contacts.

 

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Ten Killer Features in Windows 10 / SMB Nation Webinar!

Sign up today! SMB Nation Webinar 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT. Thursday, November 5th

Presented by: Harry Brelsford CEO of SMB Nation & Grant Thompson Founding Partner of MG Technology Group

This session will take you through what’s best in Windows 10. Expert Grant Thompson will filter out the “noise” so customers receive “signal” and are immediately productive at the end of this one hour investment.windows 10 logo

Discover:
01. The Start button (Yah!)
02. Windows Store Apps
03. Cortana
04. Edge Browser
05. Virtual desktops/Task View
06. Action Center
07. Core Apps – Revamped and Revised!
08. Xbox….yes….Xbox!
09. Continuum (not the RMM company – a touchscreen-ism)
10. Unified Settings - sorta

Be sure to invite your customers to show them how the Windows 10 solutions can help them operate more efficiently and empower them to grow their business.

Also remember since your customers are attending, you can register this event with Microsoft Community Connections and receive giveaway software and materials.

Registrationhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1312087581753858

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