Microsoft’s Cortana is getting its biggest round of upgrades of the year with an integration into its Outlook email and Microsoft 365. Cortana can now read your emails to you, book and reschedule meetings, and provide personalized daily rundowns to help you prepare for meetings.
The work is a result of collaboration between Microsoft’s Cortana and Outlook teams and was a few days ago.
“Play my email” notes changes to your schedule that appear in email text and alerts you to any scheduling conflicts — like double-booked meetings. Cortana in Outlook utilizes Microsoft’s key point extraction and summarization AI to deliver a synopsis of emails that lets people do quick triage — flagging and saving longer emails for later review or sending quick responses.