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Looks like the Cortana team is putting the final touches on their Uber integration. Starting today some users, including ourselves, noticed that under Cortana's Notebook > Connected Accounts an option for the call-up car service has appeared. The ability appears only to be for those using Insider releases of Windows 10 and not build 10240.

Unfortunately, once you begin the process of linking Cortana to Uber, it appears to fail. This issue is likely due to something on Uber's end as the coordinated effort goes forward.

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Here's how Uber will work with Outlook

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella previewed the Uber add-in for Outlook during his keynote at Build 2015. You can have a closer look at how it works with a video published by Uber. With the Uber add-in for Outlook, you can set an Uber ride reminder for any calendar event. When it's time to leave for your event, Uber will send you a notification on your device. Go watch the short video.

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Uber was one of the biggest tech buzz words of 2014, and the popular ad-hoc taxi service is growing exponentially in 2015. The Windows Phone app has not seen too much in the way of updates, although the core functionality is there for those who need to request a ride.

Today, version 3.1.7.3 is live in the Store, and it is aimed at the Indian market. Indian law requires two-factor authentication for transactions, which Uber was not using for credit cards. As a result, those in Inida had no way to make payments for the service. The new update to the Windows Phone app adds Paytm Wallet, which should give a big boost to the Valley startup.

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