Microsoft shows 10 lucky Windows Insider members how it's making Windows 10

Earlier this year, Microsoft ran a contest which gave members of the Windows Insider program a chance to win a trip to the company's headquarters in Redmond, Washington. Now Microsoft has posted up a video and blog post that offers a summary of what the 10 lucky winners of that contest got to see and do as part of their visit.

The 10 winners were treated as VIPs as they got to see and do things at the Microsoft campus that some of the company's employees don't normally get to experience, such as visiting the design studios and hardware labs for products like the Microsoft Band and the Xbox One. Microsoft says:

"They came from all over the world with a great range of backgrounds and experience. For most of the winners this was a long way to travel, so we really appreciated them taking the time out to come and meet with us (one winner had final exams the very next day after 20 hours of travelling home!). During their tour of the Microsoft campus, the Insiders had a chance to meet with people from across our engineering, design, and marketing teams, getting a close-up look into how we build Windows. They met with senior Windows leaders including Terry Myerson, Joe Belfiore and me, and personally presented some great ideas on how to make Windows and the Windows Insider Program even better."

One interesting thing was that many of those Windows Insider visitors stated they wanted to see a PC-like experience on Windows 10 Mobile. Belfiore states in the video that they had just recorded a presentation for that very feature, Continuum for Phones, the day before. However, he couldn't reveal that bit of news to the Windows Insider visitors since they were waiting for Build 2015 to reveal that feature.

Source: Microsoft

  • Ugh, that could've been me if it wasn't because my entry was submitted late. Still awesome for them what they were able to witness :)
  • Everyone thinks like that
  • You would have gotten away with it too....if it wasn't for those meddling kids!
  • LOL!!  With that comment you just won the internet!  Take a bow!
  • Ha ha !!
  • Lucky fellows
  • Damn lucky guys...They went into the holy grail and had a look at stuff we only imagine will be present in the Microsoft HQ
  • Pretty cool, any chance we could see who are the winners?
  • There is a short video on it on Windows YouTube page.
  • What an opportunity. I would've loved to be one of those people for a day. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' springs to mind :)
  • me too xDDDD
  • Watch out for Augustus
  • Lol the winners should've had to find golden xbox discs
  • Wish I got the chance.. Lucky chaps!!
  • Aww, they didnt' get to meet Sam? :)
  • I wonder how he's doing now...
  • This is an awesome idea. Too bad it wont include more people but still interesting.
  • It's insane, when you think about it. Which other company would allow some of its fans to meet with their top executives? Such moves contribute to securing Microsoft's fanbase.
  • I would kiss the ground of MS's, HQ, if i was selected. Man, that would have been an awesome thing to see. One problem would be, i wouldn't wanted to leave. 
  • They will give us source code... :P
  • "they met with senior Windows leaders including Terry Myerson, Joe Belfiore, and me" Ok, who's "me"??? Satya Nadella?
  • That would be Gabe Aul.
  • Oh... now that I'm looking at this on the PC, I see the video with Gabe.. earlier, I was reading this article with the WC app, and didn't see the video lol
  • Willy Wonker in HoloLens land would have been more fun
  • That video was uploaded some days ago...
  • The blog entry is new, though.
  • Awesome.... They need to play this on TV....
    LMFAO❗..... Only Apple, or Google, have enough sense to let the world know how awesome they are..
  • Windows central too late !!
  • Lol I love how there's the old woman you don't expect much of those XD
  • Give us windows 10 for free :)
  • I wonder if they show the basement where Elop is coding Windows 10 Mobile and designing new flagships during lunch breaks.
  • Hope they were handing out resumes. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android