Amazon’s Alexa adds Office 365 Calendars support

Arif Bacchus

Amazon Echo / Alexa

Earlier in the year, Amazon added support for Microsoft’s Outlook calendars to Alexa, the company’s intelligent personal assistant.  As noted by TechCrunch, today, the company has followed up and has also added support for Office 365 Calendars.

Overall, to enable the support for Office 365 Calenders, Office 365 commercial customers with Exchange Online mailboxes should head to the Settings in the Amazon Alexa app. After this is done, users can add appointments by voice, and ask Alexa questions such as ““Alexa, what’s on my calendar?” or “Alexa, add lunch with Sarah at noon to my calendar.”

As more of these features get added, and as the popularity of Amazon’s own Alexa Echo devices increases, the speculation that Microsoft may introduce an Alexa type rival also builds. Which digital assistant do you use? Let us know which one you prefer in the comments!