Microsoft is acquiring Genee, a service which makes scheduling meetings a lot easier. The service is powered by artificial intelligence, and it works with different services to easily schedule meetings. For example, you can schedule a new meeting via SMS, which is very useful. Microsoft plans to integrate some of Genee’s features into its Office 365 services, to accelerate intelligent experiences. The company will most likely integrate Genee’s features into Outlook Mail and Calendar, which should be pretty interesting to see.
As for Genee, the company’s co-founder Charles Lee stated that it will be shutting down the service on September 1 of this year. After September 1, you will not be able to use the service to create new meetings — however, you’ll still be able to access the previous meetings you made using Genee. In a blog post, Lee stated:
Today, we are pleased to announce that Genee has signed an agreement to be acquired by Microsoft. A new beginning means the end of another. The Genee service will shut down on September 1, 2016. While Genee will no longer send you useful reminders and agendas from your calendar, all existing calendar entries created by Genee will remain. We thank all of you who participated in Genee’s private and public betas. The Genee team will take the valuable experiences and lessons that you taught us to Microsoft, where we’ll continue to build amazing next generation intelligent experiences.
Microsoft is yet to disclose the price of the acquisition.