Earlier today, Microsoft pushed the 18.104.22.168 preview version for Skype on Windows. This update brings many improvements. Most importantly, for the first time, the app now supports the active noise reduction function. This will make it convenient for users in noisy environments. Of course, the environmental noise will no longer significantly affect users’ video conferences and calls. In addition, the preview version also brings some feature updates and improvements.
Skype 22.214.171.124 preview version Changelog:
- Background noise in your meetings? No problem. We have noise cancellation now!
- Less passwords. Adding WAM support to Windows 10 so you can switch between multiple accounts without a prompt to enter a password every time.
- See who’s on the call. We’ve added a participants button to Skype calls, so you can see who’s in the call.
- We also moved privacy-related settings into one top-level Privacy category in the app.
- More performance improvements.
According to Microsoft, the following new features are under development and will be available soon:
- Supports Skype on Safari
- Supports Skype on Chromium-based browsers
- To support background blur for Skype for Web
- The ability to lock the meeting
- Searching for contacts by phone number
The update should be available on desktop and mobile. As for the updated app, it can be found in the Store here.
Microsoft said that the latest features will soon be available on Skype desktop and mobile. The latest version of the Windows version is 126.96.36.199. In addition, the UWP version of Skype can also be downloaded from the Microsoft App Store.
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Windows 10 version 2004 update is finally available for everyone
Microsoft very gradually rolled out the largest update of its operating system last year – the May update of Windows 10 (version 2004).
And only now, 8 months after the release; Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 May 2020 Update is finally ready for “widespread deployment.”
Essentially, this means Windows 10 version 2004 is free of major bugs for most configurations; and is ready to be installed on all PCs.
Microsoft initially didn’t provide Windows 10 May 2020 Update for all PCs. This version ended up with a long list of recognized issues; and the company blocked propagation to systems with certain parameters. Despite all the limitations, users faced Blue Screens of Death for a variety of reasons; refusing to work with the Google Chrome browser and other similar troubles.
Work on eliminating numerous critical failures was carried out for many months and only in January 2021; all locks and installation prohibitions were removed.
The “widespread” status also means that users can now directly install Windows 10 May 2020 Update on an earlier version of Windows 10, even if the PC has compatibility issues.
Meanwhile, Microsoft is gearing up to launch the next major update – Windows 10 21H1. We expect the release in May or June.