Microsoft Creates a Hub for All Insider Programs

Posted on July 3, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Bing + MSN, Dev, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Edge, Office, Office 365, Skype, Windows 10, Xbox One with 5 Comments

Microsoft has quietly posted a new hub for all of its Insider programs called Microsoft Insiders.

“As an Insider, you’ll get early access to the latest features, news, and updates,” the Microsoft Insiders website notes. Know what’s coming before the general public, be the first to give feedback directly to our employees, including engineers, and help shape the future of your favorite products. Register for each program now to see what’s next for Microsoft.

The following programs are available.

Bing Insider. This unique program lets members provide Microsoft with feedback on features, concepts, and ideas that it is still working on.

Microsoft Edge Insider. Users can test the coming version of Microsoft Edge, based on Chromium, that runs on Windows 7, 8, and 10, and the Mac.

Office Insider. The busiest Insider program provides early access to new features across all Office desktop, web, and mobile apps.

Skype Insider. This is specifically for Skype for Windows 10, which is essentially the future of the platform on desktop.

Visual Studio Code Insider. Here, you can get pre-release versions of code once each week or once each day.

Windows Insider. The original Insider program lets enthusiasts, developers, and business test the next two versions of Windows 10, currently 19H2 and 20H2, or just test pre-release bug-fixes, drivers, and apps.

Xbox Insider. This eclectic program lets you experience new gaming features via beta system updates and even test some new games.

There may be a Microsoft 365 Insider program coming soon, too. A sign-up page spotted by WalkingCat on Twitter has since been removed, but it was previously promoted as a program for anyone “all-in” on Windows and Office. It should be available in “the coming months.”

I first learned about the Microsoft Insiders website from Neowin.

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Comments (5)

5 responses to “Microsoft Creates a Hub for All Insider Programs”

  1. jgraebner

    They should introduce an "Insider Hub Insider" program so people can review early preview versions of this hub.

  2. IanYates82

    I thought I'd give the Skype one a try. It turns out it wants you to become a Windows insider. Nope - not on my main machine thanks

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  4. andrue_owner

    I plan to use Bing Insider, Microsoft Edge Insider and Office Insider as well. Usually I provide Microsoft with feedback on features I regularily use. And I hope that the tests of Chromium based Microsoft Edge will be successful as it was declared here. As for announced fact that the busiest Insider program provides early access to new features across all Office desktop, web, and mobile apps- time will show.

  5. puudevascpor1973

    Insiders are encouraged to share their feedback and suggestions about the appropriate product. Also, Insider Preview versions of apps are known to collect telemetry and send the collected data back to Microsoft. According to Miscrosoft Insider Manual, they use the collected data and user's feedback to improve various features of their software and resolve issues.

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