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  1. Cortana should be able to perform basic functions in Windows

    I should be able to say "Cortana, shut down my computer" and it shuts down. How in the world was this not a launch feature? I should be able to say "Cortana, Launch Microsoft Word" and the program starts. My CELL PHONE can do this.

    How did Windows 10 Cortana come to be released in such an underwhelming state? I can't wrap my mind around the though process necessary to release a high tech operating system that totes a "personal assistant" with voice control and not have it perform the most basic of functions available.

    You guys need to step…

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    • Calling Cortana using a custom phrase

      Give us the ability to activate Cortana by saing something else than "Hey, Cortana!", e.g. simply "Cortana".

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      • now on tap (from android m)

        now on tap for google now is a great feature. it let google now to work with all application. for example when a song is in playing, you can ask google now that who is singer of that music and etc. or it let you taking many informations from any application and much more.
        anyway it can be a useful ability for cortana and windows 10 devices.

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        • Bug me to call my girlfriend to apologize

          Me: I have to apologize to my girlfriend.
          Cortana: Ok, how can I help
          Me: Bug me until I call her
          Cortana: It's 1pm, you should call her girlfriend to apologize
          Me: (ignoring Cortana)
          Cortana: It's 4pm and you still haven't called her
          Me: (still ignoring her)
          Cortana: It's nearly her bedtime now, do you want to call her now?
          Me: Ok, connect us

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          • Cortana for Android & iOS

            Ok, I know you guys are freaking out already at the idea but it's for a greater good only . Android holds 70% smartphone market and rest is with iOS , WP is at like 3%, so if Android and iOS users get Cortana they will use it , as a result a huge no. of people will use it and since it is powered by Bing search , Bing will be more popular and also as the huge no. of people use Cortana , her backend will get nourished with more and more data. Also if Coratan is preferred…

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            • Change Cortana's name

              When I say Hey Cortana, all my win 10 devices in hearing distance react. I either want one of them to be the master when many are around, or simply let me call each one a different name

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              • dictate Word Documents

                Have Cortana create a Microsoft Word document. The commands would say something like this, "Hey Cortana, create a Word Document" She would reply, "okay, opening Word. What kind of document do you want to create?" I would say, "a memorandum" She would say "To who?, Regard what?" I would answer. Then she would say, " what would you like your memorandum to say?" Then I would dictate the complete paragraphs and within the memorandum. When she is done, we tell Cortana, "email this to the following" and she would open Outlook or Mail and then input the names in the…

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                  • Remove political bias in the choice of news headlines

                    The source of news items in the UK appears to be exclusive the Daily Telegraph newspaper - possibly the most pro-Conservative, pro-government newspaper in Britain. Regardless of what's happening in the world, the daily headline that appears on my Cortana live tile is invariably yet another article criticizing the opposition party. I find constantly being subjected to right wing propaganda via my phone extremely irritating. Can we allow a choice of news sources or at least remove what seems like right wing political bias?

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                    • Cortana should be able to lock the phone to standby

                      I use cortana with a headset on my bike, for a call or to put on the radio. After the command the phone is unlocked in my pocket and gets input by the movements and draines the Phone.
                      Can you add the command to lock the Phone, on/off command, or standby command?

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                        • polish language

                          bring polish language to cortana

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                          • Report my daily stopovers to my boss

                            I have to deliver 10 packages today. Cortana, send a text to my boss today every time I stop my car with the time and location

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                            • When was the last time John called me?

                              When was the last time Jonh called/emailed/texted me?
                              When did I last call my dad?
                              Who called the other more, my wife or me?
                              How many emails have I received from Pam?
                              Have I emailed Jonh for his birthday yet?
                              From now on I want you to greet him for his birthday every year

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                              • Ignore her call 5 times

                                Hey Cortana, we just have fight my girlfriend and I'm sure she will call me repeatedly today or tomorrow. Pretend I'm offline until she calls the 6th time

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                                • Organize meeting

                                  Me: I want a face to face meeting set up with John, my sister and my landlord next week
                                  Cortana calls people around until all agree on a place and time
                                  Cortana puts an event reminder on my calendar

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                                  • SMART SEARCH button

                                    Dear Microsoft in the next updates, please add the feature that will turn hardware SEARCH button into SMART SEARCH button. It'd be very usefull if by using this "SMART SEARCH" button users could bring search results from apps, contacts, files (music, pictures, videos, documents, archives) and internet. Also, please add the function to enable or disable the SEARCH and BACK button touch vibration. Thanks in advance. Waiting for these features in the next updates.

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                                      • REcognize commands to restore, minimize, and maximize applications

                                        Please consider adding the option to restore, minimize, or maximize a running application. For example if I have Outlook running and say "open outlook 2013," it opens a new session. Being able to say "restore outlook 2013," (or another app) for that matter would be beneficial.

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