Microsoft began rolling out the (version 20H2) this week, and has already released a new build in beta that fixes several bugs and adds more new features.
The biggest new feature in the beta build is the addition of Meet Now to the taskbar in the coming weeks. That means you’ll be able to set up or answer a video call just by clicking the Meet Now icon in the taskbar notification area — no sign up or download needed. As many people are still spending more time working and socializing from home during the , the move makes it easier to connect — and perhaps to compete with other video chat services like and .
The update also fixes more than 25 bugs in the operating system, including an issue using Group Policy Preferences to configure the homepage in Internet Explorer, and an issue with untrusted URL navigations from Internet Explorer 11 (which will now open in Microsoft Defender Application Guard using Microsoft Edge). Microsoft also issued a fix for a problem that displayed nothing on the screen for five minutes or more during a Remote Desktop Protocol session, and one that prevented some Windows Virtual Desktop users from searching for files with File Explorer.
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