Quick access to Skype’s Meet Now feature is top billing for today’s build.

Another week, another Windows 10 Insider Preview build for those in the Dev Channel to get their hands on. Today’s build is 20221, and features a notable change to the taskbar that makes it easy to create a Meet Now session in Skype.

With this build, Meet Now is present inside the system tray, and when clicked, will reveal a flyout menu with quick access to creating a Meet Now session and inviting friends to join. Meet Now is part of Skype, and is essentially Microsoft’s consumer-facing answer to Zoom.

As always, this new feature is in A/B testing in the build. This means that only a subset of Insiders who install the build will receive the feature at first. More people will get access to it over time.

Here’s the rest of the changelog:

  • As some Insiders may have noticed, we’re adding a notification to let you know when an app registers to run at startup (Settings > Apps > Startup Apps).
  • With most of the launches of the People app coming directly from within the Mail and Calendar apps in Windows 10, the People app no longer appears as a standalone app in Start. It remains as an inbox app and can be launched to manage your contacts from the button in the Mail and Calendar apps.
  • We fixed an issue where the new Manage Disks and Volumes section in Settings wasn’t blocking the ability to change the drive letter of the system volume.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in Start menu, and Action Center being totally transparent when certain apps were open in the background.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in a crash when opening the Power menu in Start while running Magnifier at a high zoom level.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in a virtual desktop thumbnail in Task View showing an empty desktop even after moving an app over to that desktop.
  • We fixed an issue when typing with an IME into text fields in certain apps that could result in input no longer being accepted.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in the Chinese Pinyin IME candidate pane getting stuck on the first letter when typing into certain games.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in Windows Update getting stuck at “Downloading – 0%” for a long time.
  • We fixed seeing generic errors when using wsl –install in the Windows Subsystem for Linux.
  • We fixed a bug where the Linux kernel would not be installed when using wsl –install in the Windows Subsystem for Linux.
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As always, check out the Windows Blog for the complete changelog, including a list of known issues.





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