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Amazon pushes service that puts Echo in conference rooms

Amazon pushes service that puts Echo in conference rooms

This is a bit roundabout as I probably would have preferred asking Ghost directly for requests, but I suppose there was no way to get around the initial "Alexa" voice command.

The best Guardians in Destiny 2 have different loadouts and, courtesy of a partnership between Amazon and Activision, Guardians will be able to utilize an integrated companion called Ghost Skill to switch between them on the fly. "Alexa for Business is a fully managed service for having many Alexa devices at work". "As we continue to innovate, we're focused on creating digital programs with industry leaders like Amazon that make the Fridays experience more convenient for guests to recreate at home".

"Destiny 2 players being able to interact with a physical Ghost paired with an Amazon Alexa is just a really fun and unique idea", Bungie CEO Pete Parsons said in a press release.

There are also many tasks around the office that can be time-consuming or frustratingly hard to figure out, such as finding and scheduling an open conference room, getting someone to fix a broken piece of office equipment, or locating a co-worker's office. Fridays designed and developed an Alexa skill that is rolling out nationwide and allows users to quickly make reservations, place a To-Go order, and even pay their bill.

Office workers who fumble through dialing into conference call numbers could soon have Amazon's Alexa start the meetings for them.

Alexa will automatically dial into the meeting using an Alexa device as a speakerphone or existing video conferencing equipment.

There are also more practical uses for Alexa in a work setting, such as changing the temperature in a particular conference room or turning the lights on and off.

The WSJ reports that Alexa for business will allow users to built apps and skills for ordering supplies, meeting room scheduling, and calendar management.

Alexa for Business works with Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Exchange, and Google G Suite.

For example, Concur has built out a skill that lets users "ask Concur" when they need to leave for the airport for a business trip, according to the WSJ. For instance, you can ask Alexa to tell Ghost to save your current loadout as your Crucible loadout (or Nightfall, Strike, or Trials of the Nine Loadout).


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