Amazon’s Alexa adds support for Microsoft’s Outlook calendars

Brad Stephenson

Amazon Echo / Alexa

Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant has added support for Microsoft’s Outlook calendars as discovered by TDL. Before this update, Alexa could only connect to Google accounts so the inclusion of Microsoft makes the service significantly more attractive to users.

Amazon’s Alexa is mostly used by the company’s own Amazon Echo devices however the service also has some functionality via specific apps as well. Alexa is very much considered a rival to Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s own Cortana virtual assistant. Interestingly, a new device called Aristotle was recently announced and seems aimed to compete with Amazon’s Echo devices. It won’t be using Alexa however. Instead, it will incorporate Microsoft’s Bing and Cortana technologies.

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