Amazon has made it easier for business users to manage personal schedules via Alexa voice commands, adding the ability to move appointments and schedule meetings based on participants’ availability.

The digital assistant has quickly gained traction among consumers and Amazon is intent on replicating its success in the workplace – as shown by the launch of its Alexa for Business service last year.

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While it was already possible to create and cancel appointments with Alexa, the Smart Scheduling Assistant feature gives users more control, cutting time and effort, Amazon said in a blog post this week.

Saying “Alexa, schedule a meeting with John,” prompts Alexa to suggest times that are free in both diaries.

It is also possible to reschedule appointments using G Suite and Microsoft Office 365 and Exchange calendars.

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