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Inspired by Insiders – A Look Back at the Windows 10 April Update

Most people have only just begun to explore the Windows 10 April Update. But for Windows Insiders, the exploration begun over six months ago, with the first Insider Preview builds for this release. We always know when Insiders have started exploring these builds. That’s when the Feedback Hub lights up with their suggestions. Not that this is the only feedback….

Windows Insiders and Fluent Design

Hey, Windows Insiders! It’s that time of year again! Microsoft Build happens this Monday, May 7 through Wednesday, May 9 and to make the event even more exciting… We’re going on a Fluent hunt We’re hiding pictures of all five Fluent elements at booths on the expo floor. Take a selfie with the element and when you’ve found all five,….

Introducing Cohorts for App Developers

Earlier this year, we started the Windows Insiders Cohorts Program to connect and engage with Insiders within certain demographics (illustrators, Insider MVPs, and insiders within certain companies.) We’ve built cohorts as highly focused groups of people with a common passion or area of expertise, to bring fresh insights into how features are being used with high-quality, actionable feedback. By bringing….

Inspired by Insiders – Microsoft Edge

Hello Window Insiders, and greetings from the Microsoft Edge team! With the next release of Windows (RS4) just around the corner, we wanted to say “Thanks!” to our Windows Insiders. Your feedback has helped make this new version of Microsoft Edge our best yet. In this article, we’d like to explain just how important Insider feedback is to our development….

Inspired by Insiders — Start Menu

Greetings from Jen Gentleman, Eric Papamarcos, and Rick Duncan of the Windows CoreUX team. Today, we’d like to focus on one of the cornerstones of Windows 10 — the Start menu — and how suggestions from Windows Insiders have helped craft it into what it is today. The Start menu was introduced in Windows 95, and over time has become….

We’re listening to you — feature update improvements

I’m Joseph Conway, Senior Program Manager on the Windows Fundamentals team at Microsoft. The Windows Fundamentals team focuses on the underlying technologies that are used to install feature updates as well as a host of other things. We’ve heard your feedback about the lengthy amount of time your PC is unusable during a feature update installation, and we’ve been working….

Cortana in Action – #WindowsInsiders Webcast

To all who were able to attend, thank you for joining us for the Windows Insider Webcast showcasing Cortana!  We enjoyed showing you some of Cortana’s great features and how she can be your intelligent assistant across your life.  It was a lot of fun demonstrating Cortana on the PC, phone, and speaker (Harman Kardon Invoke, available for $99 at….

Inspired by Insiders — Search for Windows

I’m Alex, a Program Manager on the Windows Search team. With the release of so many improvements to Search over the past few months, I wanted to take a moment to tell you about a few of the highlights — especially those where Windows Insiders have made a big impact. In our article on the Windows Search Indexer, we discussed….

Participate in our 2018 Windows Insider Annual Survey

Our Annual Survey is one of the most important tools we have for shaping the Windows Insider Program. It’s your chance to tell us what interests you most about the program — and how we can make your Insider experience even better. Looking for more news on the latest Windows features? Need more resources as a developer or IT Professional? Got….

Changes in the Windows Camera app

Some of our insiders may have noticed changes in the Windows Camera app. What is in these changes for you, the happy Windows user? You will get a more personalized behavior, like remembering the last camera and scene used. Handling two cameras simultaneously and more resolution options are available too. What did we actually change? We made some core architecture….