Skej Public Beta 1.5 Released

June 17, 2024

Connect Outlook Calendar

When you sign up for a new Skej account, you can now connect Outlook Calendar and authenticate with Microsoft.

Adding New Calendars to Your Account

If you already have a Skej account using Google, you can add additional calendars with Outlook on the Integrations page of the Skej Dashboard.

Important: If you want to email Skej from an Outlook-powered email address (either an outlook.com email or a custom domain that uses Microsoft as its email provider), then you should sign up for a *new* Skej account.

Currently, you can only email Skej from the email you originally registered with.

Teams Video and Skype

Skej now works with these 4 video services: Zoom, Google Meet, Team Video, and Skype.

After you connect your Outlook Calendar, go to Preferences to make sure that Teams, or whatever your video integration of choice is, has been selected as your default.

Welcome to the party, Microsoft lovers!

Skej Public Beta 1.4 Released

June 14, 2024

Zoom Integration

It's finally here!

Skej can now generate Zoom links for your meetings.

First, go to Video Integrations in the Skej Dashboard and click "Add Zoom".

Then, you will be asked to authenticate with your Zoom account.

Setting Zoom as Your Default

After that, go to Preferences and set Zoom as the Default Type for Virtual Meetings.

Now Skej will generate a new Zoom link for each meeting.

In Person Timezones

In addition, with Public Beta 1.4, Skej has better awareness of timezones as they relate to in-person meetings.

For a virtual meeting, it matters to keep track of both timezones if you are in Miami and the person you're trying to meet is in LA.

But if the LA person is going to be in Miami next week, and you're planning lunch, then Miami is the only timezone that matters.

Skej now understands the difference.

Bug Fixes

Various bugs and other issues have also been fixed in this release.

Skej Public Beta 1.3 Released

June 6, 2024

Coffees and Meals

Previously, if you asked Skej to book a coffee, lunch, or a happy hour, it would still call it a "meeting" and would use your default meeting duration, regardless of the type of event.

Now, Skej understands the difference between a video call and a coffee, and it will default to 1 hour for coffees, drinks, breakfast and lunch, and 2 hours for dinner.

These are the defaults, but you can always specify otherwise.

Skej will also properly refer to the type of event by calling it "breakfast" or "lunch" instead of the generic "meeting".

In Person Meetings

You can now set different default durations for in person meetings vs. virtual meetings in the Skej Dashboard.

Additionally, you can set an optional default location that Skej will use for in person meetings, unless you say otherwise.

Perfect for your office address or favorite coffee shop!

Fewer Errors

Skej Public Beta is still in... beta, and there are times when Skej hits a snag and sends a generic error message.

This release should significantly cut down on those occurrences, and our goal is to get it to zero.

Better Situational Awareness

Sometimes Skej does the right thing, but says something that doesn't quite sound right.

For instance, it might say, "That time isn't available, but here's another time." - even if you didn't offer a time.

Or it might say, "Since you're both available..." - even though there are 3 people on the thread.

We've improved Skej's situational awareness by giving it more context, which should yield more accurate and contextually relevant responses.

Modifying Meetings

If you make a change to an existing meeting like modifying the title or description, Skej will now confirm those changes more explicitly.

Bug Fixes

An issue where Skej was listing the current meeting time when suggesting new alternative times has been fixed.

An issue in the Skej Dashboard where the time picker was not aligned properly has been fixed.

An issue when multiple Skej users internally were scheduling a meeting with an external contact, Skej was omitting one of the internal users' names has been fixed.

Various other issues have also been fixed.

Skej Public Beta 1.2 Released

May 29, 2024

New Autobook Alternative Times

When Skej autobooks a meeting between Skej users, the booking confirmation now contains additional mutually available slots. If you prefer a different time than the one Skej chose for the meeting, it's easy to see when everyone is free to change it.

For rescheduling, Skej will provide mutually available suggestions as well.

"When am I free?"

You can now ask Skej for your availability on a given day or range of dates/times by asking, "When am I free?"

Skej can also tell you the availability that you and other Skej users have in common. With other Skej users on the thread, simply ask Skej, "When are we all available?"

This is useful when you want to surface availability but don't necessarily want to book anything yet. Of course you can then ask Skej to book any of the times.

Improved Calendly Workflows

The same capabilities you have with other Skej users are now available with Calendly users as well.

When booking with a Calendly user who has provided their link, Skej will book a time and also include alternative mutually available slots.

You can also ask Skej to tell you when you and a Calendly user are both free.

Calendar Integration 2-Way Sync

Previously, Skej was unaware if you manually modified a calendar event yourself in Google Calendar after Skej had created it.

Now, Skej will have the most up-to-date information about your calendar when you ask to modify or reschedule events.

Keep in mind that, currently, Skej can only modify or reschedule events that were created with Skej.

Bug Fixes

An issue where Skej was using lowercase letters for names in calendar event titles has been fixed.

An issue where Skej was saying that there were no times available instead of offering more suggestions has been fixed.

Various other issues have also been fixed.

Skej Public Beta 1.1 Released

May 14, 2024

Bug Fixes

Various issues have been fixed.

Skej Public Beta 1.0 Released

May 7, 2024

Skej is now available for all to try.

This page will be an ongoing log of future updates and releases.