When using a VDI to connect to Google Meet, the quality will now be higher.

Google Meet is an alternative for some organisations, even though Microsoft Teams is the preferred online communication and collaboration tool because it is packaged with Microsoft 365 and Microsoft does continually introducing new capabilities to it. Google has today revealed a moderately significant update that is sure to gratify some users.

Basically, when you join a call using a virtual desktop interface (VDI) like Citrix, VMware, or Amazon Workspaces, Google Meet will now provide higher audio and video quality. While claiming that this optimization will take place automatically, Google withholds any technical information. Less stress on your VDI’s CPU, GPU, and RAM use should lead to overall better performance and quality.

IT administrators must allow the Enterprise Hardware Platform API policy in order for this to function properly so that Meet can recognise when it is executing within a virtual machine (VM). End users are not required to take any special action. The enhancement will be automatic once the policy is enabled and won’t need the end user’s input.

The capability will let contractors and/or remote workers who utilise a VDI to access their employer’s resources and take calls from a virtual machine.

All Google Workspace, classic G Suite Basic, and Business customers will have access to the improvement. Within the next 15 days, it ought to be accessible to everyone as it has already begun to roll out.

Christopher Woodill

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Enterprise technology leader for the past 15+ years…certified PMP, Six Sigma Black Belt and TOGAF Enterprise Architect. I collaborate with companies to help align their strategic objectives with concrete implementable technology strategies. I am Vice President, Enterprise Solutions for Klick Health.

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