Given the popularity of the Windows Insider and Office Insider programs, Microsoft is hoping some of that success will rub off on its search engine too: Microsoft this week quietly launched the Bing Insider Program.
Soon, every product and service we use will be in perpetual beta.
The Bing Insider Program arose out of feedback on the Bing uservoice site, where a request for early access to new Bing features was upvoted 114 times.
“You are a critical component of the Bing experience, and we value your suggestions and feedback, so we wanted to give you a chance to join the Bing Insiders program.,” Microsoft responded. “Through this program you’ll get access to early builds, new features, upcoming fan events, and be a part of our planning process for the future.”
“In order to join this program, we ask that you complete this 3-question survey, so we can add you to the list of Bing Insiders.”
The Bing Insider Program is, however, a lot more restrictive than Microsoft’s other Insider programs: You apparently need to sign a confidentiality agreement that will remain in effect for three years.
I first heard about the Bing Insider Program from MSPowerUser.