Published June 8, 2021

New Service – Scheduler for Microsoft 365

Reference ID: MC260745

MC260745 – Scheduler is an add-on service for Microsoft 365 that enables a digital assistant to schedule your meetings through email. Licensed users just have to add the assistant’s email address to an email conversation to delegate the scheduling to the assistant for both, internal and external meetings.

The Scheduler service will be available WW but in English only.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81948.

How this will affect your organization

When you decide to enable Scheduler, purchase, and assign licenses, all licensed users will no longer have to find meeting times nor negotiate a time to meet with people. The assistant will do everything for them by simply adding the digital assistant’s email address to an email conversation.

Once added to an email conversation, Scheduler enables the digital assistant to access Outlook calendar’s availability information for you and your co-workers to find a time that works for everyone. Once a time has been found, Your digital assistant will create and send a meeting invite from the meeting organizer’s calendar. If there are people invited to the meeting for whom the meeting organizer does not have access to their availability, your digital assistant will save the meeting organizer time and effort by negotiating, through email, a time that works for all.

  • Users can request the meeting in natural language and give as much or little detail as they want.
  • Scheduler works with people inside and outside your organization.
  • Service works as an add-on to most licenses that include a Microsoft Exchange Online plan. For details, see admin doc.

What you need to do to prepare

If you don’t wish to enable this service, there is nothing you need to do.

If you want to get started with Scheduler, please read Microsoft’s blog and admin doc to learn how.

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