Microsoft appoints new Windows Insider Program lead ahead of 'new era' for Windows 10

Windows Insider Program
Windows Insider Program (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft announced Amanda Langowski as the new head of the Windows Insider Program.
  • Langowski was previously in charge of the flighting system for the Windows Insider Program.
  • Microsoft's Panos Panay made the announcement earlier today.

The Windows Insider Program has finally found its new leader. Amanda Langowski, previously in charge of the flighting system for the Windows Insider Program, and also coordinated several beta programs for Windows back in the day. Langowski is now in charge of the entire Windows Insider Program, replacing Dona Sarkar who left the role in October 2019.

Microsoft's Chief Product Officer, Panos Panay, made the announcement earlier today, and says that Langowski is the right person for leading the Insider Program into the next era. Panay recently took charge of the Windows client and user experience, which likely means some big changes are in the works for Windows 10.

In my first 30 days as the Windows leader, as I've been spending time listening, learning, and working with the team to build a vision for the next era of Windows, I've been in awe of the Insiders group and the level of dedication and depth of knowledge they have ... To keep this momentum going and continue to grow and innovate in Windows, it's clear we need the right person to lead this powerful community into the next era, which is why I'm excited to announce Amanda Langowski as the new lead for the Windows Insider Program ... Not only do I truly believe in the power of this program, but I'm also looking forward to working hand in hand with Amanda to realize this vision for the future of the Windows Insider Program.

The Windows Insider Program is going to play a vital role in the development and testing phase for this "new era" of Windows, which may have been teased in a video posted by Panay on Instagram. In the video, a brand new UI design for Windows 10 is showcased, many elements of which are not part of the product today. Windows 10 is in need of a good face lift, and perhaps that's first on Panay's agenda now that the Insider Program has a leader once again.

You can follow Amanda on Twitter here!

Zac Bowden
Senior Editor

Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter and Threads