Windows 10 users can now make Skype video and voice calls inside the Microsoft Edge web browser without the need to download a plugin program. This is due to the recent addition of the ORTC media engine that is now embedded inside Edge.
In a blog post, Microsoft stated that this new support can be accessed when using Skype for Web, Outlook.com, Office Online and OneDrive from the Edge browser:
Because the Skype and Microsoft Edge teams work so closely, it means you'll be able to take advantage of plugin free calling in certain calling scenarios from Microsoft's Edge browser first. All Skype one-to-one and group voice and video calls to and from Microsoft Edge browsers are plugin free. All Skype one-to-one calls from Microsoft Edge to the latest versions of Skype for Windows and Skype for Mac are plug in free.
The blog added that the Skype team is working to add similar support for Chrome and Firefox, when those browsers start using the H.264 video codec. Microsoft recently announced a roadmap for extending its support for real time communication in Edge.
PS5 games prices are higher than Xbox — but is that a good thing?
Sony's PlayStation 5 reveal came with some big caveats, and one of the most overlooked ones is the fact that games will be more expensive, seemingly across the board. Should Microsoft and Xbox jump on that train as well?
Review: Gigabyte's Z490 AORUS ULTRA is a gorgeous Intel motherboard
Gigabyte's Z490 AORUS ULTRA is a motherboard you should consider for a 10th or 11th Gen Intel-powered PC. On paper, it has plenty going for it, including amazing power design and cooling, passively cooled M.2 slots and good overclocking support.
You can get the Windows 10 October 2020 update early – here's how
In this guide, we'll show you the steps to upgrade your computer to the final release of the Windows 10 October 2020 Update before it's officially available to everyone.
The NFL is back! Check out these must-have Windows apps for football fans
After months of waiting through a unique offseason and no preseason games, the NFL is finally back this week. With these Windows 10 apps, you won't miss a snap of the NFL action.