Check out 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 the finer text and details on screen, especially with today’s high-resolution displays. And that’s why we….
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….
Back in the summer of 2018, a small group of Windows Insiders did something that we don’t typically recommend: They quietly turned off the Windows Search indexer on their PCs. Luckily for us, they also took us up on our request to explain why. The feedback they provided led to some of the most significant improvements we’ve made recently to….
We all use Windows differently. But if there’s one thing most of us have done countless times, it’s entering a password at 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—and Windows now offers a simpler, more secure sign-in experience without….
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….
Greetings from the developers and marketers of the Your Phone app! Back in August, Microsoft and Samsung shared a vision for the future of productivity at their Galaxy Unpacked event in New York City. What was particularly exciting for us was the announcement that the new Samsung Galaxy Note10 phones would include native integration with Your Phone app via the….
Hello from the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) team! Way back at Microsoft Build 2016—our premiere developer conference—we introduced the world to the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). This was particularly exciting news for web developers. Before WSL, developers had to switch back and forth between these platforms. Now, they can use the rich Linux developer ecosystem and tools alongside….
Greetings from the Input and Language team! Input is at the core of what you do when interacting with your PC, and today we’d like to share some of the updates we’ve been making to the input features in Windows. What exactly is ‘Input’? This simply describes features used to enter data—whether you’re typing on a hardware or touch keyboard,….
At the age of 15 months, Rebecca Houston couldn’t speak. One speech pathologist believed that she would have a lifetime of difficulty communicating, but a specialist at the University of Iowa was finally able to make a correct diagnosis: Rebecca had a swallowing disorder combined with severe apraxia, a motor speech disorder that makes it difficult for children to speak.….
Greetings from Jen Gentleman, Eric Papamarcos, and Rick Duncan of the Shell team. If you’ve been following the updates we’ve made to the Start menu in Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds in 19H1 (and from the feedback we’ve received, it’s clear that a lot of Insiders have been doing just that), you’ll know that we’ve made some significant changes since….