Sunday, December 6

The Microsoft Meet Now functionality

 I completed Windows Update in my computers and saw the new "Meet Now" button in the system notification area:

I tried it, and it is very convenient to create a meeting with friends. One friend actually joined using a MacBook, and this web-based online meeting is working well for her too.

Microsoft is using this button to utilize Skype for the online meeting, to compete with ZOOM. Skype is already installed in every Microsoft Windows computer, by default, but it requires an account to perform the task. Not everyone wants to jump through all the hops to use it, even though it is actually very useful. Skype has the best sound quality several years ago before I stopped using it. 

Anyway, now Microsoft forcefully (carefully, quietly) added this functionality in every Windows desktop to enable instant website online meeting without requiring registration overhead. That is a smart move.