November 25, 2020


Microsoft To Bring Skype Meet Now Button

Microsoft is going to bring a “Meet Now” icon which is one of Skype’s features to the current Windows 10 version’s taskbar for letting the users set up their video quickly and then invite their friends or family to talk about things virtually. The latest development arrives over 6 months after the Redmond company had presented the Meet Now feature on Skype to allow users to begin with a virtual group conversation without any requirement of any kind of application or even sign up. Developing players such as Zoom have seen an important increase in their adoption during the outbreak. Although, Skype has not received any big growth. Microsoft’s newest move is, therefore, a strategy to boost Skype’s custom.

Originally, the company is delivering Meet Now on the taskbar of the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build. The latest Windows 10 roll-out is too accessible in the Beta channel for primary testing. Nonetheless, if everything is working well, the company is planning to bring the latest experience to all the users of Windows 10 in the coming years.

 

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Last month, Microsoft released the Meet Now button to Windows Insiders on the Dev channel. That testing has allegedly assisted the Windows maker to recently bring a similar experience to beta testers.

According to a support page on Microsoft’s website, the Meet Now icon on the taskbar is now available on Windows 10 versions 1903 as well as 1909 via the KB4580386 roll-out. Users on the latest Windows 10 version are, although, still to receive the latest feature.

Skype received the Meet Now feature in April to allow the users to make a video call quickly and then invite their contacts straight via a link. The experience is alike to how a user invites someone for a virtual meeting on platforms like Zoom. The recipients of the invites can straightaway join a call via their Web browser by using Skype for Web or can also not allow their mic and camera and only hear or see the video on their devices.

Combined with making way for the Meet Now icon, the company has delivered a massive number of fixes and enhancements via the new Windows 10 build that is obtainable for the Insiders who are on 20H2 or Windows 10 October 2020 Update.

The Windows 10 update solves the issue by using Group Policy Preferences to arrange the homepage in Internet Explorer. It too addresses the matter with non-trusted URL navigation from Internet Explorer by opening them in Microsoft Defender App Guard by using Microsoft Edge. Likewise, the update solves the problem that was distressing developer tools in Microsoft Edge for remote repairing on a Windows 10 machine.

The tech giant, Microsoft has further given admins the ability to use a Group Policy to permit Save Target As for users in Microsoft Edge IE Mode. The update contains fixes for exhibiting improper CPU frequency and DDE applications. Furthermore, there is a fix for the issue with initiating Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2) on ARM64 systems. A deadlock in the TCPIP driver that restricts the performance of the OS has to been solved.