Windows Insider Program Podcasts
The Windows Insider Team is taking to the airwaves to share all things Windows, Insider community, and beyond!
Making Technology Accessible
November 30, 2017
In honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd, the Windows Insider Podcast team explores advancements in inclusive technology. For decades, Microsoft has been creating products and services to serve people of all abilities, and in recent years the company has made a stronger commitment to this goal with the appointment of Chief Accessibility Officer, Jenny Lay-Flurrie. In this episode, we chat with Jenny about the future of inclusive tech, and we learn how feedback from users (and Windows Insiders!) is shaping Microsoft’s efforts.
To find out more about Microsoft’s commitment to accessibility and inclusion, visit Microsoft.com/Accessibility.
The Future of Women in Tech
October 25, 2017
According to a 2016 study, only 26% of the tech industry’s workforce is women. This month on the Windows Insider Podcast, we explore the impact of having so few women in software development and other tech careers, and what we can do to empower women in the field. Featuring guest hosts Colleen O’Brien and Sonia Dara from the podcast “Women in Business & Technology”.
To learn more about the “Women in Business & Technology” podcast, visit: https://aka.ms/Womenbizandtech
Be a Hero in your Org with Windows Insider for Business
September 27, 2017
The Windows Insider Program gives IT Pros credibility and the chance to deliver better products to their customers. On top of that, companies and organizations have a huge impact on the development of Windows. In this episode, we ask Michael Niehaus, Director of Product Marketing at Windows, what businesses can gain from deploying preview builds at work. We also hear from an IT Pro whose close relationship with the Windows Insider team makes him better at his job.
Spotlight on Microsoft Internships
August 10, 2017
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to intern at Microsoft? In this month’s episode of the Windows Insider podcast, we look at the intern experience from two perspectives. First, we sit down with Lauren Rosenberg, a double-major in computer science and astrophysics, to learn what it’s like being part of the Cloud and Enterprise team. Lauren was a Windows Insider in the fast ring before starting university, and the program helped propel her interest in working for Microsoft. We also talk to the Windows Insider engineering team’s own intern, Marissa Zhang. Marissa shares her behind-the-scenes perspective of the program and what she’s learned from the global community of Insiders.
Insiders Take the Wheel
July 25, 2017
Insiders influence all that we do, so this month they are powering the Windows Insider podcast as we dive into themes of community and engagement. Listen as Dona Sarkar responds directly to questions from the Insider community on Twitter, along with giving us an exclusive first look at what’s next for the program (hint: it’s about building connections). Two long-time Insiders drive the second half of the episode when they interview Windows Insider MVP, Joel Rushworth, about engaging with friends and colleagues through the Windows Insider Program.
The Importance of Play
June 28, 2017
This month on the Windows Insider Podcast, hear Kiki Wolfkill, the Studio Head for Transmedia at 343 Industries, and Dona Sarkar dissect how experiential gaming builds empathy, and learn life lessons from a third grader about how gamifying coding builds not only robots but friendships and newfound skills within immigrant communities.
Microsoft in Education
May 26, 2017
On this week’s show, the Windows Education Marketing team describes what it takes to make technology more accessible for schools and more useful for today’s student – get an insider’s perspective into an event that launched a philosophy, not just a product. Keep listening to hear how Kayas Cultural College built a digital classroom using a fully Microsoft solution for distance learning in remote areas. From K-12 to adult education, join us for an episode In the Classroom.
The Down Under Episode
April 24, 2017
In this Down Under episode of the Windows Insider podcast, listen in as Chief Ninja Cat, Dona Sarkar, and the Godfather of Windows Insider Program, Bill Karagounis, discuss updates coming out of Ignite Australia and ways our Insiders can become heroes of the digital transformation. Our next Aussie guest shares the origin story of Girl-germs, the name of her blog, and the value she finds as a member of the Insider community.
Insiders For Good
March 28, 2017
On this inaugural episode, host Thomas “Tomcat” Trombley explores how Insiders for Good helps people transform their passion for tech into their superpower. Dona Sarkar, Head of the Windows Insider Program and overall Renaissance woman, teaches us how to use technology for the betterment of humanity. Then hear from one of the 25 winners of the first Insiders for Good Fellowship about how he puts power into the hands of the people of Nigeria (solar power, that is).