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Servicing comes to the Slow Ring (and why that’s big news)

Something very interesting has happened to Windows 10 Insiders Preview builds in the Slow Ring over the past few months: They’re being released more regularly — and with increased reliability. It’s all part of a commitment we made earlier this year to start servicing the Windows Insider Slow Ring. This is especially good news for businesses who use the Insider….

Introducing Cohorts for App Developers

Earlier this year, we started the Windows Insiders Cohorts Program to connect and engage with Insiders within certain demographics (illustrators, Insider MVPs, and insiders within certain companies.) We’ve built cohorts as highly focused groups of people with a common passion or area of expertise, to bring fresh insights into how features are being used with high-quality, actionable feedback. By bringing….

We’re listening to you — feature update improvements

I’m Joseph Conway, Senior Program Manager on the Windows Fundamentals team at Microsoft. The Windows Fundamentals team focuses on the underlying technologies that are used to install feature updates as well as a host of other things. We’ve heard your feedback about the lengthy amount of time your PC is unusable during a feature update installation, and we’ve been working….

Cortana in Action – #WindowsInsiders Webcast

To all who were able to attend, thank you for joining us for the Windows Insider Webcast showcasing Cortana!  We enjoyed showing you some of Cortana’s great features and how she can be your intelligent assistant across your life.  It was a lot of fun demonstrating Cortana on the PC, phone, and speaker (Harman Kardon Invoke, available for $99 at….

Introducing Sets

What belongs together stays together One of the biggest digital challenges today is pulling together that ideal mix of apps and websites to complete everything from writing a report for work to planning a weekend getaway. Finding time to work on these things often falls into an unpredictable schedule that gets interrupted by other commitments. Oftentimes there is nothing more….

An update on what’s coming next for Windows Insiders

NOTE: Below is an email sent out to Windows Insiders on 11/28 from Terry Myerson, EVP for Windows and Devices here at Microsoft. Hello Windows Insiders! With the release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update last month I want to take a moment to thank you, our millions of Insiders, who influence the future direction of Windows with all of….

An easier way to manage Insider Preview Builds in your organization

During our Windows Insider presentation at Microsoft Ignite, we introduced an easier way for IT Pros to manage Windows 10 Insider Preview builds across their organization. Instead of registering each user and PC for Insider Preview builds, IT administrators can now register their entire organization in the program and manage Preview builds centrally on multiple PCs. This is done through….

Time to check your Windows Insider Program settings!

Hello Windows Insiders! For Windows Insiders in the Fast ring: it’s that time again to check your Windows Insider Program settings! While we have already been releasing RS4 builds to Insiders in the Fast ring who chose to join Skip Ahead, we are preparing to release new RS4 builds to everyone in the Fast ring. This means that Insiders in….