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….

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….

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….

Inspired by Insiders — Windows Search Indexer

So there we were, hanging on the edge of our seats, waiting for the test results of a test that could dramatically improve Windows Search efficiency. But if wasn’t for our Windows Insiders, this test might never have happened. Here’s the scoop on how Windows Insiders helped test the Windows Search Indexer. First, a bit of background: The Windows Indexer….

Inspired by Insiders – Microsoft Edge

Greetings Insiders! The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is packed with new features and improvements to Microsoft Edge. As we followed Windows Insider feedback on these updates, it was so great to see so many Windows Insiders as passionate as we are about the browser experience. Here are just a few areas where your insights made a real impact on….

Inspired by Insiders – Touch Keyboard for PC

As you may have already discovered, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update brings with it a totally new touch keyboard for PC users. Much of the work we did was inspired directly by Insiders like you. We’d like to share some details on where your feedback made the biggest impact – and how the new touch keyboard came to life….

Important note about recent app updates for Insiders in the Fast and Slow rings

Starting with Build 16232, we announced that we have paused testing new versions of our inbox apps with Windows Insiders in the Fast and Slow rings in order to make sure we provide customers with the highest quality inbox apps experience for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update release possible. The result of this meant that some features we were….