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Check out the latest Windows Insider Leaderboard—September 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….

Share your Windows experience directly with our engineers

If you or someone you know has ever run into a problem with Windows—whether it was troubleshooting an issue or simply trying to get something done on your PC—we’d like to chat with you to improve your experience.            Organized by Microsoft User Research, this voluntarily, online session is a unique opportunity to talk one-on-one with our Windows engineers and discuss how they can improve Windows—so you can do even more on your PC, faster and more efficiently.    ….

Happy 5th Anniversary to the Windows Insider Program!

Hello #WindowsInsiders! As the saying goes…time flies when you’re having fun together…shaping Windows. As the Windows Insider Program celebrates our 5-year anniversary, we‘d like to reflect across our journey together. Many of you have been with us as Windows Insiders since day one, and even more of you have continued to join the millions of others in our family over….

Optimize Windows 10 PC reset using the cloud

EDITOR’S NOTE: I am publishing this article on behalf of Aaron Lower. Aaron is a Program Manager on the Core OS and Intelligent Edge (COSINE) Fundamentals team at Microsoft. His team focuses on the underlying technologies and platforms that are used to install and reinstall (or recover) Windows. Today, I’m excited to share more detail on the ability to reset a….

Microsoft Support now available for Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds

We have great news! Windows Insider Program for Business customers can now request Microsoft Support for Windows 10 Version 1909 (19H2) builds in the Release Preview and Slow rings.1 If you run into a severe issue that prevents you or other users in your organization from using a device or compromises security or personal data, you can use our online….

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….