Microsoft kicks off the Windows 10 Anniversary Update 'Bug Bash' for Insiders

Microsoft released its newest Windows 10 Insider Preview, build 14332, bringing a few new features - and a few known issues and fixes too, both for PCs and for phones.

Along with the new release, Microsoft is kicking off its inaugural Insider 'Bug Bash'. But what exactly is a Bug Bash? Here's how Microsoft explained it last week, when it rolled out build 14328:

As part of the culture here at Microsoft, we like to dedicate certain days and have everyone in the team spend the time focused on finding new unreported issues. We call this a “Bug Bash.” We are kicking off a Bug Bash inside the Windows and Devices Group next week and we’d like to invite you to join us! A large amount of the feedback we have already is from Windows Insiders so we thought it was appropriate to include you in our upcoming Bug Bash as well.

Today, the Bug Bash with Windows Insiders begins. Over the next four days, Microsoft will be publishing 'Quests' in the Windows 10 Feedback Hub, highlighting areas on which it will focus each day.

As Microsoft explained today:

The Quests that you will see for the Bug Bash are not traditional Quests that list steps of trying a feature or scenario out. Many of them are open ended intentionally so that you can perform the steps that come naturally to you in order to finish the Quest and give us feedback on it. Many of them also list more than one scenario that can be tried out to finish the Quest. All the Quests for the Bug Bash will lead back to Feedback Hub so that you can upvote existing feedback or give new feedback based on your experience of completing the Quest. Please make sure to search for existing feedback to upvote before entering a new report.

There will also be different types of Quests:

LIMITED TIME Quests: Quests marked as “LIMITED TIME” will expire within 24hrs of being published so make sure you get to these before the time runs out and they’re replaced with new Quests.

ADVANCED Quests: Quests marked as “ADVANCED” are more technical and may require changing the system configuration on your device and require an understanding on how to revert the changes after the Quest is done. You should only perform Quests that you feel comfortable doing, if something goes wrong you’ll need to be able to troubleshoot how to get back to a good state on your PC.

To get started on your first Quest, open up the Feedback Hub once you've upgraded to Insider Preview build 14332. You can also find more info in this Feedback Hub post.

Source: Microsoft

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