On October 1st, Microsoft launched the Windows Insider Program, allowing eager testers a chance to provide feedback on Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system. The builds of Windows 10 that have been offered via the Windows Insider Program were designed for enterprises in mind, however, anyone interested in helping Microsoft with feedback for the next version of Windows have been welcomed to participate.
Not that long ago, Microsoft revealed that more than 1.5 million registered users are participating in the Windows Insider Program, as of December 2014. Roughly 450,000 of those testers are considered “highly active” — meaning they are using the latest build of Windows 10 every day. Touting the initial success of the Windows Insider Program, Microsoft’s Gabriel Aul, the man who has been at the forefront of Windows 10 Technical Preview, also stated that Windows Insiders are using Windows 10 preview builds “more actively” than beta testers from any previous version of Windows.
Aul has shown a very positive attitude and enthusiasm towards feedback given by eager testers which is quite evident especially from the way he responds on Twitter. Microsoft has done well (so far) having this man front and center with the company’s new Windows 10 operating system and the Windows Insider Program. He is very active on Twitter, shows great enthusiasm towards feedback, and is always responding to feedback given to him.
Microsoft seems to be paying strong attention to feedback given from consumers as we head into the next phase of Windows 10’s development. How would you rate Microsoft’s performance thus far? Do you feel Microsoft has done a great job with the Windows Insider Program? Sound off in the comments below with your rating!