Last Friday it happened - Cortana helped me succeed (without my having to ask).
I was working at home in the morning, waiting out the worst of the rush hour. I had a 10 am meeting about an hour away, so I was focused on work and planning to leave a little before 9. Just before 8 am, my phone, sitting next to me, lit up with an alert - time to leave! Turns out my meeting was scheduled for 9 am, not 10. My first-order-of-business glance at my calendar had not imprinted the right time in my mind, and I definitely would have worked right through my commute time if Cortana had not reminded me. I ended up being four minutes late to the meeting and eternally grateful that it was no worse than that.
1. Thank you Cortana. Respect. This didn't just make my life easier, it saved me.
2. This happened in part because the meeting organizer had included a full street address in the Location field. This experience highlights the importance of making this a best practice for your meeting attendees.
It makes me wonder how I could better equip Cortana to help me. Would love to hear others' favorite AI / personal assistant tips.