With the launch of Cortana, Microsoft’s hope is to build a digital assistant that can help manage both your personal and professional life. Cortana’s integration is based on a digital notebook that works between multiple Windows PC’s, Tablets, and Phones. This notebook can store events, show finical information like stocks, provide the weather, show recent movie trailers, and even help track UPS packages. Microsft even hopes to deliver Cortana to your car’s windshield at some point.
In regards to productivity, Cortana manages appointments and can provide suggested departure times for meetings based on local traffic. Today, Microsoft is expanding Cortana’s functionality with LinkedIn.
Users now have the ability to add their LinkedIn profile to Cortana’s notebook. A user does this by selecting their notebook and going into “Connected Accounts”. From here, users can log in with their LinkedIn account. Doing so, now allows Cortana to aggregate information about those you will be meeting with for your next calendar appointment.