Amazon Alexa Adds Support for Outlook Email

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Amazon Alexa support for Outlook.com calendars quietly showed up this week. Alexa has had Google calendar support since launch, but just enabled Outlook this week according to The Verge. To enabled your Outlook calendar simply open your Alexa app and select Settings > Calendar > Microsoft. Then log into your account. You can then ask Alexa, “What’s on my calendar?” You can also schedule new calendar entries through Alexa.

The many business users that rely on Outlook for their primary calendar will no doubt see this as welcome news. The obvious question now is when to expect to see Microsoft Office support. Microsoft claims that 1.2 billion people use Office worldwide. That would seem to be a large enough market to warrant Alexa support.

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