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The last 5 years in feedback-driven features

As Windows Insiders, your feedback has helped drive many changes over the years. From small fixes to big features, you’ve been a key part of helping us evolve Windows. In honor of our fifth anniversary year, we’re taking a moment to look back at some of our favorites. Emoji, kaomoji & symbols When you told us you wanted an easier….

October 2019 Windows Insider Leaderboard

Every day, Windows Insiders like you give valuable feedback to help us make Windows even better. We recognize extraordinary Insiders for their contributions from the last month on this Leaderboard. You can appear on the Leaderboard by giving feedback, garnering upvotes for your feedback, and completing Quests—all done through the Feedback Hub. Most fixes Most bugs submitted Most repro logs….

Cortana on Windows (Beta)—Now with more productivity!

Today, we’re rolling out some changes to Cortana on Windows for Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. You may have heard that we’re evolving Cortana from a general digital assistant to a personal productivity assistant that helps you in the Microsoft 365 apps you use to get things done every day. As part of that evolution, we’ve made several changes….

Anniversary badges alert: This year, we’re celebrating you!

Thank you so much for being with us for the last five years Windows Insiders. As a small way to show our appreciation, we’ve released new fifth anniversary badges for our active Insiders in the Skip Ahead, Fast, Slow, and Release Preview rings. If you’ve been actively running Windows 10 Insider Preview builds in any of our rings in 2019,….

Microsoft Ignite 2019 sessions now available on-demand

This year’s conference featured over 1,000 sessions showcasing the latest cloud technologies, innovative client development techniques, new ways to migrate legacy workloads and manage your infrastructure, and more. Check out these sessions that we think Windows Insiders will find particularly interesting, or search the full session list. Vision keynote In his opening keynote, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella shared a comprehensive look….

PowerToys v0.12 now available

We’ve just released our 0.12 release of PowerToys on GitHub. We’ve gotten tons of great feedback and suggestions from the community and want to directly say thank you to everyone. For those who haven’t heard of PowerToys before, it’s a set of utilities for power users to tune and streamline their Windows experience for greater productivity. Inspired by the Windows 95….

September 2019 Windows Insider Leaderboard

Every day, Windows Insiders like you give valuable feedback to help us make Windows even better. We recognize extraordinary Insiders for their contributions from the last month on this Leaderboard. You can appear on the Leaderboard by giving feedback, garnering upvotes for your feedback, and completing Quests—all done through the Feedback Hub. Most fixes Most bugs submitted Most repro logs….

Happy 5th Anniversary to the Windows Insider Program!

As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun together, shaping Windows. As the Windows Insider Program celebrates our 5-year anniversary, we‘d like to look back at our journey together. Many of you have been with us as Windows Insiders since day one, and even more of you have continued to join the millions of others in our family….

Optimize Windows 10 PC reset using the cloud

EDITOR’S NOTE: I am publishing this article on behalf of Aaron Lower. Aaron is a Program Manager on the Core OS and Intelligent Edge (COSINE) Fundamentals team at Microsoft. His team focuses on the underlying technologies and platforms that are used to install and reinstall (or recover) Windows. Today, I’m excited to share more details on the ability to reset a….

Microsoft Support now available for Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds

We have great news! Windows Insider Program for Business customers can now request Microsoft Support for Windows 10 Version 1909 (19H2) builds in the Release Preview and Slow rings.1 If you run into a severe issue that prevents you or other users in your organization from using a device or compromises security or personal data, you can use our online….