How this Insider Boosts Rural Businesses With Modern IT

Thanks to a Windows Insider, 10 grain elevators across rural Illinois are doing even more than storing bushels of grain. Rising 200 feet into the sky, the elevators will be helping a grain coop link its satellite offices with Internet connectivity. (How? With fixed directional wireless technology.) In rural areas across the U.S., insufficient internet connectivity means that businesses can….

Doug Kinzinger 200 feet in the air, on a grain elevator

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….

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

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 the Windows Search team, the real questions that matter are: Are people really following….

This Eye Surgeon Brings Old Computers to Back to Life with Windows 10

When Basilio Kalpakian spots an old PC on the side of the road, he knows he’s struck gold. A self-described tinkerer, Basilio is an eye surgeon by day and a computer surgeon by night. His hobby and passion is bringing old PCs back to life and loading them up with Windows 10. Each discarded unit is an opportunity to battle….

Spotlight on Eye Control

How can Windows empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more? Our ongoing mission is behind a feature that Windows Insiders voted as one of their top 10 favorites: Eye Control. While Eye Control was first released in-box during the Fall Creators Update, it’s seen some great improvements with the April 2018 Update. We sat down….

Favorite Windows Feature: Timeline

Switching between multiple apps during the day? Wishing you could easily access that cool website you saw earlier last week on your phone–but on your PC? You can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that with Timeline, your “stuff” will be easily accessible by chronological view. Just press the Task View button. Before the release of the Windows April 2018….

Desktop showing timeline view

Bringing the Fantastic to Life with Windows Ink and UWP

What do ninja cats and dragons have in common? They both come alive through Silvia Barbero’s imagination and her Surface Pro 4. Silvia is a software engineer and cartoonist from Spain. In her spare time, she also develops games on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP). “I’ve always drawn and been an artist,” Silvia says. “I decided to study computer engineering….

Protecting Nuns, Empowering Good Works

As an IT professional, Bart Blocker helps protect the nuns of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, a religious institute of Catholic women dedicated to helping people who are suffering from poverty, sickness and lack of education. The Sisters serve through health care, social services, and ministries and assist those in harm’s way, including women and children who are….

Two people look at a computer together.

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….