Microsoft pulls together every Insider program in one website
Joining all of Microsoft's myriad Insider programs just got a little easier.
What you need to know
- Microsoft has created an Insider landing page with quick links to all of its various programs.
- The page offers quick access to everything from the Windows Insider program to Bing and Skype.
- You can access the new site from insider.microsoft.com.
Microsoft runs quite a few Insider programs for testing new features across its various services. That's great for making sure the next hot new capabilities undergo scrutiny before their wider release, but it can make keeping track of them a little daunting. Now, things are getting a little easier with the launch of a dedicated Insider landing page that links out to each of the ongoing programs.
Accessible at insider.microsoft.com, the landing page lists each of the programs, including those for Bing, Microsoft Edge, Office, Skype, Visual Studio Code, Windows, and Xbox. Along with each entry, there's a short description, as well as links to pages where you can learn more and register for each Insider program.
For #WindowsInsiders and beyond, we're pulling together all Microsoft Insider programs together in one readily accessible landing page! Check out the newly launched website! 😻 https://t.co/7WrlJmX039For #WindowsInsiders and beyond, we're pulling together all Microsoft Insider programs together in one readily accessible landing page! Check out the newly launched website! 😻 https://t.co/7WrlJmX039— Windows Insider (@windowsinsider) July 2, 2019July 2, 2019
The site is fairly basic, but that's likely by design. The goal is to make each of the Insider programs available as easy to access as possible. If you've ever wanted to venture beyond the Windows Insider program and see some of the early features Microsoft is cooking up for Bing, Skype, Office, and the like, you can head to the new landing page to check out more.
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