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    5 year anniversary of Windows Insider program


    Posted: 01 Oct 2019

    The 5-year anniversary of the Windows Insider program is upon us and I'm finding it hard to put the past five years into words. (1/n)



    The Insiders I've met while traveling, those I have connected with online, the internal MS teams I've built relationships with, and of course the never-ending changes and improvements to Windows (along with all the other MS services and software it connects with). (2/n)

    It's been an amazing journey that I'm entirely thankful to be part of. I'm genuinely unable to quantify how much I've learned both from MS engineers as well as from #WindowsInsiders on the whole. The impact this program has had on me as an individual is immense. (3/n)

    I'm endlessly grateful for the opportunities this program has presented, for the impact is has had both internally and externally, and for how it has helped me grow both personally and professionally. (4/n)

    Most importantly, I'm thankful to all of the #WindowsInsiders who have joined us in this journey. Your insights and feedback continue to guide not only what I do day in/out, but provide a heartfelt voice in how the program (and of course Windows!) continues to evolve. (5/n)

    Here's a toast to the whirlwind that has been the past five years, and an excited step into all that is yet to come.

    Once again, thank you #WindowsInsiders.

    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    01 Oct 2019


  1. Posts : 61,836
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       #1

    Windows Insiders, we're turning 5!��We're so happy to have been building and evolving with you and can't wait for what's next. Stay tuned for some fun anniversary surprises coming your way this month.

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  2. Posts : 61,836
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       #2

    Happy 5th Anniversary to the Windows Insider Program!


    Hello #WindowsInsiders!

    As the saying goes…time flies when you’re having fun together…shaping Windows. As the Windows Insider Program celebrates our 5-year anniversary, we‘d like to reflect across our journey together. Many of you have been with us as Windows Insiders since day one, and even more of you have continued to join the millions of others in our family over the years. From our start in October of 2014, you continue to be the most passionate advocates of Microsoft tech in every part of the world (including Antarctica!).

    Thank you for joining us on this journey together. It has been a privilege for our team to shape Windows 10 together with you. Your love of Windows 10 has been an inspiration to us all. Your dedication to the program and your feedback of the product experiences have helped influence how we build a meaningful Windows 10 for users across the globe. You are inspirational.

    We are honored to celebrate our Windows Insider Program 5-year anniversary milestone with you today, and in the months to come. As a special thank you, we have a new Windows Insider Program anniversary wallpaper inspired by our Windows Insiders. Download it, share it, wallpaper it. You’ve helped shape the Windows 10 we all know and love. Stay tuned for a few fun surprises in the near future.

    By the numbers

    Year after year, Insiders show up. You flight Preview builds, you share feedback in the Feedback Hub, you send thoughts through our social channels, and you grace us with your presence onsite at Microsoft Events. You’ve blogged, you’ve vlogged, you’ve taught your communities, you’ve spoken at events to represent, you’ve written books, you’ve extended. Some of our favorite moments have been:

    • 10 makers were Insider participants in Microsoft’s One Week hackathon to do great things
    • 10 inspiring students Insiders received our Grace Hopper Award in both 2018 and 2019
    • 11 bug bashes participated in by Insider advocates
    • 45 magnificent entrepreneurs were awarded Insider fellowships as part of Insider4Good
    • 50+ podcasts and webcasts joined by Insiders for in-depth conversations
    • 100+ global events attended by Insiders
    • 158 Windows Insider MVPs from 38 countries fostering a sense of community
    • Numerous hours connecting with us and each other on Twitter and Instagram
    • Hundreds of Preview builds installed by Insiders
    • Countless Windows 10 events hosted by Insiders in your own countries

    Together, we are limitless… Thank you for helping us build a close-knit community that elevates the Windows Insider Program beyond a traditional preview program. Meeting you–wherever, whenever–continues to be inspirational to us.

    What have been some of your favorite moments? Join us in celebrating on social media by using the hashtags #WIPTurns5 and #InsidersShowUp. We can’t wait to see what the next 5 years brings!

    ❤ Dona and The Windows Insider Team




    Source: https://insider.windows.com/en-us/ar...r-anniversary/

    Last edited by Brink; 07 Oct 2019 at 11:37.
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    Hi,
    Bailed after two but still get beta updates
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  4. Posts : 26,390
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       #4

    What have been some of your favorite moments?
    Does she mean; like when a new build forces DCH Nvidia drivers on users who already have standard drivers?
    Or maybe when they got rid of the very useful Homegroup, that made it easier to swap stuff on the same network at home?

    Or does she mean how they broke Sandbox and WDAG, for many many builds, after a cumulative update directly after the 1903 upgrade?

    Yeah, those were great times Donna
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  5. Posts : 3,081
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       #5

    The first three years it was a doddle Updating.....since then downhill all the way.....the present UUP method is perfect for masochists and insomniacs.
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  6. Posts : 26,390
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       #6

    dencal said:
    The first three years it was a doddle Updating.....since then downhill all the way.....the present UUP method is perfect for masochists and insomniacs.
    But I guess for better or worst, like me, you're in it for the long run?
    I'm just too curious of what new is coming(or what old is being dropped)

    Some things look shady on the surface, like the newest thing about not being able to clean install into a Local account, without disconnecting your internet before installing Window.
    But I feel that is a good thing(you can change later) as I ties your Windows key to your Microsoft account right away.
    To do it later, you sometimes need to jump through loops & hoops, like temporally joining the PC to Insider program(Release Preview is enough).
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  7. Posts : 11,203
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       #7

    Hi folks

    @dencal
    @Cliff S

    and the "rest" !!!!

    I can't believe it's that long ago.

    seems only YESTERDAY when we were all rushing over the Internet to get leaked builds of W7 !!!! -- no insider programs then --we all got the builds from "the wild".

    Whatever people think of UUPDUMP (I actually use it and it works for me every time) it's a lot better than back when at the time we were all using places like TPB to get leaked W7 builds for testing !!!!.

    Cheers and Happy Birthday Windows Insiders.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. Posts : 3,081
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       #8

    jimbo45 said:
    Whatever people think of UUPDUMP (I actually use it and it works for me every time) it's a lot better than back when at the time we were all using places like TPB to get leaked W7 builds for testing !!!!.

    Cheers and Happy Birthday Windows Insiders.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Hi jimbo.
    My gripe is UUP Updating ie-: Unified Update Platform.....Not UUPDump which creates its own ISO.
    Trying to sort out zillions of computers with differing setups as to what should and should not be installed on Updating is in my opinion an almost impossible task, and as have already experienced... sadly lacking.
    Last edited by Brink; 05 Oct 2019 at 16:37. Reason: fixed quote box
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  9. Posts : 401
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       #9

    Cliff S said:
    But I guess for better or worst, like me, you're in it for the long run?
    I'm just too curious of what new is coming(or what old is being dropped)

    Some things look shady on the surface, like the newest thing about not being able to clean install into a Local account, without disconnecting your internet before installing Window.
    But I feel that is a good thing(you can change later) as I ties your Windows key to your Microsoft account right away.
    To do it later, you sometimes need to jump through loops & hoops, like temporally joining the PC to Insider program(Release Preview is enough).
    You can still clean install into a local account even with the internet still connected.
    I just tried it out of curiosity, because I had never run into that problem before.
    When it comes time to create an account you just select offline account in bottom left.
    The next few screens they try to tell you why its better to use a Microsoft account.
    You just have to keep selecting no. The no button appears to be grayed out, but it works.

    peace
    wanna
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