New Features for the New Year

We were busy over this past holiday season working with amazing teams across Microsoft to bring Windows Insiders new features this new year. Sticky Notes Thanks again to everyone who was able to attend our November webcast with the Sticky Notes team. Your enthusiasm and ideas continue to inspire the team to improve Sticky Notes. As a recap, we covered:….

Microsoft To-Do and Cortana integration

This article was updated on 1.26.2019. Microsoft To-Do helps you manage, prioritize, and complete the most important things you need to achieve every day, powered by Office 365 integration. Now, with Cortana integration, you can save time and stay organized — Cortana helps by adding your reminders and tasks to your lists in Microsoft To-Do, so you can stay on….

Sticky Notes 3.1 is now available to everyone on version 1803 and higher

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been testing an update to Sticky Notes in Skip Ahead. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re rolling out that major update to everyone on Windows version 1803 and higher! A few highlights in this version: We tested the waters with the Charcoal Note, and you all seemed keen to go even darker! ….

Feedback Hub introduces ability to indicate severity of issues

Today we have enabled a new feature in the Feedback Hub. You can now provide an indication of the severity of your issue and how it is impacting your experience when filing new feedback. We believe this will allow us to better monitor the most impactful issues even when feedback volume is low. To get this to customers as quickly….

Servicing comes to the Slow Ring (and why that’s big news)

Something very interesting has happened to Windows 10 Insiders Preview builds in the Slow Ring over the past few months: They’re being released more regularly — and with increased reliability. It’s all part of a commitment we made earlier this year to start servicing the Windows Insider Slow Ring. This is especially good news for businesses who use the Insider….

Sticky Notes 3.0 now available to Insiders who opted into Skip Ahead

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been teasing out a major update to Sticky Notes in Windows 10. And today we’re excited to announce that we’re rolling out that major update to Windows Insiders who have opted into Skip Ahead. Sticky Notes 3.0 brings the following amazing new features and capabilities: Sync (& backup) your notes across your Windows….

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….

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….