Setting up devices
To set up your shared devices to work with Alexa for Business, see Prepare Your Devices in the Alexa for Business documentation. The instructions that came with your devices will not connect them to your Alexa for Business account.
You can use the Echo Plus, Echo, and Echo Dot as shared devices with Alexa for Business. Your enrolled users can use any Echo device that is associated with their personal Alexa account. To learn more about Echo devices, view Echo & Alexa – Amazon Devices
Echo Plus and Echo
Small conference rooms without integrated AV equipment where Echo will act as the primary speaker device. Join and participate in meetings. Registered to Alexa for Business account.
Large conference rooms with integrated AV equipment that Alexa will control. Use Alexa to start meetings and control equipment. Registered to Alexa for Business account.
Individual offices, personal desks. Managed by enrolled users through their personal Alexa account. The Echo Show cannot be configured using the device setup tool, and cannot be used as a shared device.
The welcome kit provides you with printable tent cards that provide help for your users, and an information card to help you get started. You can download the welcome kit here.
Security and Privacy
Privacy is built deeply into the Echo hardware and the Alexa service. This whitepaper will provide you with an overview of Alexa system, security features of Echo hardware, and data use within the Alexa cloud.
Things to try
Alexa for Business lets you use the same Alexa you already know. Here are a few things you can ask Alexa once you’ve configured your Alexa for Business account.
Alexa, what’s on my calendar?
Alexa, cancel my 2pm meeting.
Alexa, schedule a meeting with John.
Alexa, move my 2pm meeting.
Alexa, call John.
Alexa, start the meeting.
Alexa, add print documents to my to do list.
Alexa, set a reminder to print documents at 2:45pm.
Tutorials to watch
Alexa provides capabilities, or skills, that create engaging voice experiences for users. The Alexa Skills Kit makes it easy to build your own skills, and provides a collection of self-service APIs, tools, documentation, and code samples. You can publish these skills in the Alexa Skills Store, or you can make them available privately to your Alexa for Business account. Alexa for Business provides additional APIs that let you add context to your private skills.