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Microsoft pulls together every Insider program in one website

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 (opens in new tab) 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.

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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 (opens in new tab) to check out more.

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

4 Comments
  • O.O thought they already had a landing page for all the insider programmes, as one would think that would have been one of the key elements to get ironed out after the firing of the QA and programmatic testers. After all they are practically relying on insiders to do almost all the testing for them... 😅
  • Oooh. Microsoft hate club!
  • Great idea. Looks like the Office 365 Interface, clean and easy.
  • After so long someone woke up finally to do this thing.