Articles

Check out the latest Windows Insider Leaderboard—August 2019

Every day, Windows Insiders like you give valuable feedback to help make Windows even better. We recognize extraordinary Insiders for their contributions from the last month on the Leaderboard below. You can appear on the Leaderboard by giving feedback, garnering upvotes for your feedback, and completing quests—all done through the Feedback Hub. See the details on how you can make….

Announcing the first preview and code release of PowerToys

Editorial Note: I am publishing this on behalf of the Dev Platform Team.  PowerToys is a set of utilities for power users to tune and streamline their Windows experience for greater productivity. Inspired by the Windows 95 era PowerToys project, this reboot provides power users with utilities to squeeze more efficiency out of the Windows 10 shell and customize it for….

Insiders do great things at the Microsoft global Hackathon

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” says Windows Insider, Stefan Malter as he attends the Microsoft global Hackathon—the largest private hackathon on the planet. A hackathon is a mishmash of two terms: “hacking” (that is, coming up with innovative new ways of doing things) and “marathon.” Typically known as a coding competition for engineers, Microsoft’s Hackathon is a….

Check out the latest Windows Insider Leaderboard—July 2019

Every day, Windows Insiders like you give valuable feedback to help make Windows even better. We recognize extraordinary Insiders for their contributions from the last month on the Leaderboard below. You can appear on the Leaderboard by giving feedback, garnering upvotes for your feedback, and completing quests—all done through the Feedback Hub. See the details on how you can make….

Check out the latest Windows Insider Leaderboard—May 2019

Every day, Windows Insiders like you give valuable feedback to help make Windows even better. We recognize extraordinary Insiders for their contributions from the last month on the Leaderboard below. You can appear on the Leaderboard by giving feedback, garnering upvotes for your feedback, and completing quests—all done through the Feedback Hub. See the details on how you can make….

Sticky Notes v3.7 now available to to everyone on Windows 10 version 1803 and higher

UPDATE 8/7: We’re very pleased to announce that today, Sticky Notes 3.7 is now available to everyone on Windows 10 version 1803 and higher! Heads up Windows Insiders – Sticky Notes v3.7 is rolling out to those of you in the Fast ring! Sticky Notes v3.7 includes the following changes: Ink Analysis is back! There was a bad bug preventing you….

Windows Insiders talk directly with engineers about the taskbar

Microsoft engineers recently stepped out of the work lab and on to the phone to talk to Windows Insiders like you. The objective was to have conversations with customers who actively use the taskbar in Windows. The engineering team is continuously improving the discoverability of taskbar settings and choosing better defaults based on how Insiders interact with the taskbar. That….

New Microsoft Paint Accessibility Features

Note from Brandon: I am publishing this on behalf of the team responsible for MSPaint.  We know that Microsoft Paint (MSPaint) is well-loved by customers and we’re pleased to announce new accessibility features coming to Microsoft Paint with the release of the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. We’ve introduced the keyboard as a primary input mechanism. Microsoft Paint is already….

Check out the latest Windows Insider Leaderboard—April 2019

Every day, Windows Insiders like you give valuable feedback to help make Windows even better. We recognize extraordinary Insiders for their contributions from the last month on the Leaderboard below. You can appear on the Leaderboard by giving feedback, garnering upvotes for your feedback, and completing quests—all done through the Feedback Hub. See the details on how you can make….

Windows Insider Annual Survey 2019

A look back, a look ahead Every year, we invite Windows Insiders to take our Annual Survey—one of our most important surveys of the year. This is the one we use to help guide planning and improvements across the entire program. It dives deep into what interests you as an Insider, what excites you about the program, and what you….