Microsoft is bringing a”Meet Now” icon to the taskbar of the latest Windows 10 variant allowing users immediately set up a video phone and invite their friends and coworkers to discuss things almost. The new development comes over six months following the Redmond company introduced the Meet Now feature on Skype to let people start a virtual group dialogue without requiring any program or sign up. Emerging players such as Zoom have observed a significant increase in their adoption during the pandemic. However, Skype hasn’t received any significant growth. Microsoft’s most up-to-date move is, consequently, a way to improve Skype use.
The newest Windows 10 launch is also available from the Beta channel for initial testing. But if everything works well, Microsoft appears to maintain plans to bring the new adventure to all Windows 10 users in the coming future.
“In the coming weeks, you will be able to easily set up a video call and reach family and friends in a minute by clicking the Meet Now icon in the taskbar notification area,” Microsoft’s Senior Program Manager Brandon LeBlanc wrote at a blog post announcing the new Windows 10 upgrade.
Last month, Microsoft rolled out the Meet Now button on Windows Insiders on the Dev channel. That testing has allegedly helped the Windows maker to now bring the same expertise to beta testers.
According to a support page on the Microsoft website, the Meet Now icon on your taskbar is currently available on Windows 10 variations 1903 and 1909 through the KB4580386 launch. Users on the most current Windows 10 variant are, however, yet to receive the new attribute.
Skype obtained the Meet Now feature in April allowing users to quickly make a video call and invite their connections via a link — without needing any particular program or sign up. The experience is similar to the way you invite someone to get a digital meeting Zoom. The recipients of their invites may join a phone through their internet browser using Skype for Internet or may even disallow their microphone and camera and just hear or view the video on their systems.
Alongside creating a way for your Meet Today icon, Microsoft has provided a huge number of improvements and fixes through the hottest Windows 10 build that’s readily available for the Insiders that are on 20H2 or Windows 10 October 2020 Update.
The Windows 10 upgrade fixes problems using Group Policy Preferences to configure the homepage in Internet Explorer. It also addresses the issue with untrusted URL navigation from Internet Explorer by launching them in Microsoft Defender Application Guard using Microsoft Edge. Likewise, the update fixes the problem which was affecting programmer tools in Microsoft Edge for remote debugging on a Windows 10 device.
The upgrade also includes fixes for displaying erroneous CPU frequency and DDE programs. A deadlock in the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCPIP) driver that limits the operation of the operating system has also been fixed.