If your afternoon meetings tend to drag, a new Microsoft add-in for its Office suite has the answer.
Now Outlook users will be able to buy and send gift cards via email as well as schedule meetings at their local Starbucks from within the program. Once your meeting time and place are set, you can also place orders for everyone in your party so it’s ready to go when you are.
The new extension, which joins a host of other plug-ins like Uber and Yelp--will run inside Outlook on both Macs and PCs in the coming weeks, according to Mashable.
Microsoft is pretty confident caffeine addicts everywhere will be happy with the new extension.
At a Microsoft’s Build developer conference Thursday, Starbucks chief technology officer told attendees that the coffee chain’s “customers like innovation — they like interacting with Starbucks in new and interesting ways.”
The chain also said it has continued to improve its Mobile Order & Pay system, which lets customers buy coffee on their phones before they get to a Starbucks store for pickup.