Inspired by Insiders – How Windows Insiders helped track down a tough Windows Search problem

Greetings from Adam Wilson, Lilian Wang  and the rest of the Windows Search team. Anyone hanging around a Windows forum for too long eventually sees the same thing. Something is going wrong on a Windows PC and the accepted recommendation to fix it is by disabling the Windows Search service, also called the indexer or search indexer. For us on….

Inspired by Insiders – A Look Back at the Windows 10 April Update

Most people have only just begun to explore the Windows 10 April Update. But for Windows Insiders, the exploration begun over six months ago, with the first Insider Preview builds for this release. We always know when Insiders have started exploring these builds. That’s when the Feedback Hub lights up with their suggestions. Not that this is the only feedback….

Inspired by Insiders – Microsoft Edge

Hello Window Insiders, and greetings from the Microsoft Edge team! With the next release of Windows (RS4) just around the corner, we wanted to say “Thanks!” to our Windows Insiders. Your feedback has helped make this new version of Microsoft Edge our best yet. In this article, we’d like to explain just how important Insider feedback is to our development….

Hear text read aloud on Microsoft Edge. This is a key accessibility feature

Inspired by Insiders — Windows Search Indexer

So there we were, hanging on the edge of our seats, waiting for the test results of a test that could dramatically improve Windows Search efficiency. But if wasn’t for our Windows Insiders, this test might never have happened. Here’s the scoop on how Windows Insiders helped test the Windows Search Indexer. First, a bit of background: The Windows Indexer….

Out-of-box experience with new Microsoft Surface Pro laptop.

Inspired by Insiders – Microsoft Edge

Greetings Insiders! The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is packed with new features and improvements to Microsoft Edge. As we followed Windows Insider feedback on these updates, it was so great to see so many Windows Insiders as passionate as we are about the browser experience. Here are just a few areas where your insights made a real impact on….

Desktop version of Bing search engine featured in Microsoft Edge browser for Win 10 S.

Inspired by Insiders – A Tale of Two Kernels

Insiders are the millions who represent the billions – Dona Sarkar This is absolutely true. Each and every Windows Insider out there is an individual who represents not only themselves, but also – to varying degrees – countless others who don’t participate in this amazing program. One area where the Windows Insider Program excels is in gathering broad coverage on….

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Inspired by Insiders – Upgrade Analytics

Many of our Windows Insiders are IT Pros who are evaluating Windows 10 for deployment in their organizations. Before rolling the OS out broadly, they want to ensure their applications and drivers are ready. And, we want to help them be successful, so we worked together and came up with Upgrade Analytics, a new cloud-based service built on the Microsoft OMS….

Microsoft Surface Laptop in cobalt.