This newsletter came in the mail today by Gabe Aul:
Hello, Windows Insider – It's Gabe again from our Operating Systems Group (OSG) with more updates on the Windows Insider Program. Since my last email to you, we’ve come out with new releases, including both desktop and phone builds. I'm also excited to announce that Office 2016 is now available for Insiders to preview on Windows 10. It's loaded with new features that we'll be delivering to Office customers later this year. But we'd like to get early feedback from Insiders like you now. Download the Office 2016 Preview today. http://products.offi...ce-2016-preview As I've said before, we truly value your feedback on these releases – which is why we've created a variety of ways to submit feedback. You can respond directly using feedback tools within Windows 10 Insider Preview and Office 2016 Preview, trial the "quests" in the Insider Hub, or post to the Insider forums. You can also send us feedback and report problems through the Windows Feedback app. And here's something for all you gamers out there: Over the next few months, we have planned unique gaming experiences at some of the top gaming events in the United States and Europe (such as E3, GDC, gamescom and Comic-Con). Our Insider experience includes special Insider demos, VIP parties and more. Just complete our gaming survey, tell us more about your interests and activities as a gamer, and you could win one of 25 Insider invitations that we’re giving out for each event. For details, click here. Tips & Tricks
- In recent builds, we've added a new app which gives you an easy way to contact Support when needed. Just type "Contact Support" into the search box. A few quick clicks in the Contact Support app and you'll be connected by chat or phone to Microsoft Answer Desk – a one-on-one connection with a Windows 10 expert. From this app, you can connect with the community, chat online with an Answer Tech, get a call back so you don't have to wait on hold, or schedule a call at a convenient time. We think it's a better way to connect with customer support in those rare cases where you really need help.
- With Build 2015, we welcomed you to start developing today for Windows 10 and ran some amazing sessions to help you learn about the new APIs and tools. Here are some of my favorite topics: Cortana and Speech, Visual Studio 2015, Win2D, working with user data, adding motion and effects, Internet of Things, Windows 10 App Model overview, being accessible to all users, building UWP apps that work from small to big screen, and getting the most out of Windows 10 for game developers! For the full list, head over to Channel 9. (Build 2015 presentations in English only.) And to get started writing your Universal Apps, start by checking out the updated Windows Dev Center, including the updated Visual Studio Community 2015 RC. If you have questions or want to show off your creation, tweet us at @wpdev!
- We're also offering a series of live webcasts (June 9-12) that deliver first-hand guidance on how you can leverage the new Windows 10 development model. These free webcasts will be presented and moderated by Microsoft MVPs from around the world in 16 languages. Bring your Windows Store app development questions and have them answered live by the experts. Register here.
- At our Ignite Conference earlier this month, we dove deep into the areas that matter most to you and shared best practices from Microsoft engineering leaders and leading industry professionals. If you weren’t able to attend in person, you can check out the many sessions about Windows 10 online here.
- Also, you'll want to register for our fifth, free live episode in the Enterprise Mobility Core Skills training series, Windows 10 as a Service. Learn about Windows 10 under-the-hood improvements that will help you simplify and unify IT management – and how you can improve your skills to begin testing Windows 10 for your organization. Register here.
- Register now for the Independent Windows 10 Preview Tour for good insights into Windows 10 for small and medium-sized businesses! Registration to the event is free but limited to 50 qualified participants at each location in Redmond, Fort Lauderdale and Austin.