Microsoft’s effort to consolidate its different task management solutions has reached a new milestone as the company has just announced a new Microsoft To-Do and Cortana integration. Until now, Cortana tasks and reminders were a standalone thing that wasn’t connected to Outlook tasks or Microsoft To-Do, which both Use Microsoft Exchange for syncing.
“Your lists and reminders from across Microsoft To-Do, Cortana, and tasks in Outlook can now become one — centrally located in your Microsoft To-Do app,” the Windows Insider team wrote yesterday. To try the new integration, you must be running Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18267 or higher on your PC, and please also note that the integration is only available in English language in 4 markets: US, UK, India and Australia.. Moreover, you’ll need to add Outlook.com or Office 365 as connected services in Cortana settings (in our own experience, you may also need to unlink your Wunderlist account in case the integration doesn’t work).
Once you’re done, you can ask Cortana to add new tasks to your different To-Do task lists, and it also works for reminders (location-based reminders can only be created in Cortana). Cortana can also tell you what’s on your different tasks lists in To-Do, as well as what are you reminders for today.
The Windows Insider team noted that there are a couple known issues for now, including duplicate notifications for a single reminder from Cortana, Microsoft To-Do, and Outlook apps. We invite you to check the detailed FAQ on at the end of the blog post to learn more about the integration.