Meet the Insider bridging the technology gap for children in rural Africa

Caleb Ndaka had never used a computer before he went to university in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city, in his 20s. Growing up in a Kenyan village, computers had only shown up in movies or the stories neighbors told after a visit to a big city. Immediately, Caleb felt the technology gap. On his first day, he walked into class to….

Caleb Ndaka, the Windows Insider and founder of Kids Comp Camp

Meet the Insider creating tech-based tutorials in one of Asia’s oldest cities

While Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, attracts students from the country’s 77 districts, it still lacks technology training materials in their native language of Nepali. Sambhav Bhurtel, is a Microsoft Student Partner who has experienced this problem first-hand and is making a difference by developing video tutorials in Nepali. Sambhav arrived in Kathmandu ready to study computer science with a laptop,….

Sambhav Burtel, Windows Insider and Microsoft Student Partner.

Meet the Insiders looking to the future through mentorship

Muazma Zahid, a senior data engineer for Microsoft’s Azure Global team, struggled to find a mentor who could help her grow when she graduated in 2006. “From a country like Pakistan, there’s not many role models, especially when I was graduating. Computer science was really starting off,” she said. “I had nobody to connect to or ask questions.” Now that….

Nonye, on the left, with her new mentor Muazma, on the right, smiling for the camera at GHC 2019.

Unleashing the power of the Windows 10 Calculator

It’s one of our most popular Windows 10 apps, and with good reason! Not only is the Calculator app built right into Windows, but it’s able to perform a surprisingly wide range of operations, from simple calculations, to complex scientific equations, and unit conversions. In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know to get the most out….

Calculator app showing scientific notation.

Accessibility inspired by you

Explore the Ease of Access settings in Windows, and you’ll notice something interesting. These setting are not only great for people with disabilities—they can actually improve your own Windows experience. This is no coincidence. Even people with perfect vision can lose track of fine text and details on their screen, especially with today’s high-resolution displays. And that’s why we design….

People looking at screen with enlarged text.

Meet the Insider sparking a technology movement in the Caribbean

Juleen Kristina Gentles, one of the Windows Insider Program’s 2019 Grace Hopper Awardees, has big plans for the future of Jamaica and the Caribbean region. She dreams of helping the area develop a startup culture, improve agriculture through technology, and empower girls and women to revolutionize the technology industry. Not only that, she has the skills to achieve it. Juleen….

Going passwordless

We all use Windows differently, but if there’s one thing most of us have done countless times, it’s entered a password on the lock screen. Protecting our devices and data with a password has long been a part of the Windows experience. But times have changed, passwords have become vulnerable. Now Windows offers a more secure and simple sign-in experience,….

Sign-in screen with different options.

Meet the Insiders who won our 2019 Grace Hopper Award

We held our second annual Grace Hopper Awards for Insiders to join us at the Grace Hopper Conference in Orlando, Florida for a week of keynotes, sessions, and networking designed to help further women’s careers in tech. We’re excited to introduce the ten talented Insiders who won these awards this year. These incredible women come from around the world. They’re….

10 women who won the GHC Award stand together.