Microsoft’s Windows Insider Program (WIP) has seen immense success since its inception way back in 2014. It has become a large community with more than 10 million people all over the world. Microsoft has acknowledged these people by considering their feedback and releasing preview builds with improvements and bug fixes on a weekly basis.
Now, Microsoft is planning to bring more improvements to this program. Dona Sarkar who is the head of the Windows Insider Program at Microsoft told that Microsoft is planning to bring multiple changes for the betterment of the Insider program. Microsoft is also calling it “WIP 2020” which suggests that these changes will be happening in the next couple of years.
The Insider Chief stated that,
“We’re thinking about how we would build the Insider Program that would make us want to join it if we weren’t fans or working at Microsoft”
This clearly suggests that some exciting new changes are coming which would tempt more people into joining the Insider Program.
Jeremiah Marble, Windows Insider Program Architect explained that the changes coming to the Insider Program will be more of an evolution of the existing program rather than a complete changeover of the entire program. He also added that,
“But it’s also a collection of things we’ve wanted to achieve but haven’t yet done, It includes things we know we have to do, along with suggestions and top requests from Insiders.”
Microsoft has recently announced “Cohorts” feedback program where a select group of Windows Insiders who share a common idea and area of expertise can provide feedback to Microsoft. These feedbacks will be of higher priority than the normal feedback Microsoft gets from Insiders. This new program is in addition to the existing programs of Fast Ring, Slow Ring and Skip Ahead.
This is great news for Microsoft fans since it suggests that Microsoft wants to add more features to Windows 10 based on what the users want. We hope to see more news about the Insider Program at the annual Build Developer Conference in May.