Inspired By Insiders – Start Menu (Part 2)

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….

New start screen.

Windows Insiders vote for their favorite 19H1 features

Last month, we asked Windows Insiders to vote for their favorite features that we shipped with Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds for 19H1. The results are now in! As with previous surveys, it appears that a wide range of new Windows features have caught the interest of Insiders around the world. In our last survey for Windows 10 October 2018….

Three people chat around a table.

Inspired by Insiders—Snip & Sketch

Greetings to all you Windows Insiders from the Snip & Sketch team! We recently released another version of the Snip & Sketch app–a handy tool that’s built into Windows to make it easier to take, edit and share screenshots. This latest version provides even better performance and builds on a long list of other updates that we have built into….

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AstraZeneca gets more out of Windows with Windows as a Service

As one of the largest biopharmaceutical companies in the world, AstraZeneca is used to driving rapid change and innovation, supported by evaluation and implementation of leading-edge technologies. But how would a company with over 70,000 Windows clients manage a whole new Windows deployment schedule with Microsoft’s Windows as a Service (WaaS)? Like most organizations, AstraZeneca was accustomed to deploying new….

Researchers in a lab at AstraZeneca.

Inspired by Insiders — Timeline

Hello from the Timeline engineering team! With the introduction of our new Chrome extension for Timeline — a top Insider request — we wanted to also share details on how Windows Insiders have helped us evolve Timeline to where it is today. First, a bit of background For those new to the feature, Timeline is all about making stuff on….

Screenshot of timeline.

Inspired by Insiders – Search Indexer Enhancements

Hey Windows Insiders, it’s Adam back again from the Windows team with info about two new improvements we’ve made to Windows Search—both inspired by your feedback. If you remember from our previous Inspired By Insiders post, many Insiders had mentioned problems finding files on their PC. As Insiders pointed out, search was limited to documents, pictures, videos, and desktop folders.….

Search

Inspired by Insiders – Sticky Notes

If you haven’t tried the Sticky Notes app in Windows 10, now is a great time. We just rolled out our biggest update yet — and we’re pleased to announce that the most significant improvements were made based on feedback from Windows Insiders. (You’ll find the app in your Start Menu.) This isn’t the first time where Insiders have made….

Multicolor sticky notes

Windows Insiders vote for their favorite features

Recently, we asked Windows Insiders from around the world to vote on their favorite Windows 10 Insider Preview Redstone 5 (RS5) features. Insiders got a chance to preview these features over the past six months before they’re released in the upcoming Windows 10 October 2018 Update. It’s always interesting to see what catches the interest of our Insiders. In our….

Three people chat around a table.

Inspired by Insiders — Dark Theme in File Explorer

We’re excited to announce that Dark Theme support for File Explorer is ready for the next major release of Windows. With Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17733, Windows Insiders will be able to see the latest UI design for Dark Theme in File Explorer by going to Settings > Personalization > Colors and select the “Dark” option under the “Choose….

Final dark theme screenshot

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….

Two men search on PC