Microsoft Teams users can now appear invisible with new Offline status option

Microsoft Teams Offline Status

At the Ignite 2020 digital conference last month, Microsoft announced a slew of new features for Microsoft Teams. As a part of that announcement, the company revealed that it would be adding the ability for Teams users to appear offline. Microsoft Principal PM has announced via a LinkedIn post that the feature is now available in Microsoft Teams.

Zoom to roll out free end-to-end encryption to all users

Zoom end-to-end encryption

Zoom has finally delivered support for end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for both free and paid users. In a press release yesterday, the company confirmed that the feature is now available in technical preview on Zoom’s desktop client (version 5.4.0), Android app, and Zoom Rooms. Zoom also plans to bring the service on Zoom for iOS soon.

Microsoft experiments with "startup boost" for Edge

Microsoft Edge Startup Boost

Microsoft is experimenting with a new "Startup boost" feature in the Microsoft Edge Canary build that will speed up the browser's startup. The setting is currently available to a subset of Edge Canary users, and the company is planning to release it with Edge Build 88.