From previews for everyone and everything, to bodies of water of a thieving nature, to patches of the greatest variety, there's been a lot of Microsoft news this week. Catch up with our handy guide.
Microsoft has rolled out a new Insider Fast build that introduces a set of new features as well as bug fixes to Office 2016 for Mac comprising the Outlook 2016 and Excel 2016 for Mac.
Dona Sarkar, chief of the Windows Insider Program, announced earlier today that new Insider builds won't be released this week. The current build, 15031, was released last week for both PC and mobile.
The latest cumulative update for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update rolled out to the Release Preview ring on Wednesday, but now it's available on the Update Catalog, along with a full changelog.
After more than a year of the launch of the Office Insider Program for Windows devices, Microsoft started allowing users on iPhone and iPad to join beginning today. Now on all major OSes.
Microsoft has announced August Insider Slow feature update for Office 2016 on Mac, bumping the build version to 15.25, and bringing a variety of new features on OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint and more.
After disclosing statistics about Windows 10 usage yesterday, Microsoft has revealed some figures about its Insider Program as well, including a few nifty rewards for those enrolled.
A couple of days ago Microsoft rolled out a brand new user interface for the Windows 10 Store. Now the redesigned app is finally showing up on Windows 10 build 14342 for desktops as well.
A show stopping bug has affected both the PC and Mobile build of the Insider Windows 10 Anniversary Update planned for release this week. Gabe Aul had to state on Twitter not to expect one this week.
Microsoft's Gabe Aul shared a few bits of info about the Windows Insider Program today, including some amusing insights into its launch, and his own experience as the program's figurehead on Twitter.
Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10586 to those on the Slow ring, but if you were hoping that the ISOs would be available today as well, you'll have to wait a bit longer.
Screenshots of Build 10568 for Windows 10 have been leaked. Unfortunately there are no new features or improvements to show, so it's likely to only have performance improvements.
Microsoft has pushed out KB3103470 to Insiders, which has been identified as the "October Update for x64-based Systems", bringing improvements to the functionality of Windows 10.
Microsoft's Gabe Aul has detailed why a Windows Insider build gets delayed and what needs to be done for it to be pushed out to fast ring Insiders.
Microsoft will not be issuing a product key for post RTM builds of Windows 10, this means that activation can only be achieved by an upgrade from RTM or dual booting from the same device.
Microsoft could be preparing to release a new Windows 10 build to Insiders, as the feedback app has been updated to show only the previous two weeks worth of feedback.
With the latest build of Windows 10 going out to Insiders you might want to do a clean install of the OS. But Microsoft is cautioning against that, because your install won't be activated.
Microsoft has released a new build to Insiders, version 10166 and you can download it now if you are in the Fast ring; with RTM right around the corner, this build is nearly identical to the last one.
Thanks to a leaker we now have screenshots and a bit of info on an unreleased version of Windows 10 Mobile: build 10158. This latest leak points to a faster and smoother OS, with some UI polish.
Insiders who are testing the latest version of Windows 10 will start seeing popup notifications and tips for some features. The system is designed to encourage users to explore the new OS.
Insiders are frustrated by the current quality of Windows 10 Mobile builds, but a Microsoft exec mentioned the company would start fixing the OS and making it stable, starting in July.
Windows 10 users are familiar with the way the operating systems collects info and feedback that's relayed back to the dev team. But what happens after that? Well, Microsoft finally explained it all.
After a month-long hiatus, Slow ring Insiders might be getting a new Windows 10 build in the next few days. According to Gabe Aul, the latest version, 10130, is looking like a strong contender.
In the latest build of Windows 10 to make its way outside the walls of Redmond, the Insider app has been completely overhauled with a new interface and more features as well.
Microsoft has announced today at Build that the Insider program continues to be a big success with numerous people signing up to try out Windows 10. Almost 4 million users have signed up.
Microsoft has released a patch for the latest insider version of Windows 10, which fixes a bug that made the lock-screen almost unusable on a number of devices. The fix is available on Windows Update.
Earlier this week, Microsoft released a new version of Windows 10 for Insiders and tucked away in the update is a new battery life indicator with a user interface that matches the rest of the OS.
A post showed up on the Insider Hub touting upcoming faster, daily builds of Windows 10. Unfortunately this was a bit too good to be true and it was soon retracted, but there's still good news here.
Screenshots from a fresh build of Windows 10 for phones have apparently leaked. They show a number of changes, including some cosmetic polish to fonts and the OS, as well as new options.
Gabriel Aul announced that the next build of Windows 10 for phones would feature support for additional phones. While this was obviously coming users are glad it's sooner rather than later.
Gabe Aul tweeted a response to the new Start Screen being "so dull without that parallax effect" and said that transparency is coming to Windows 10, but will it arrive with the next Insider update?
Yesterday was all about the Super Bowl in the US, Patriots vs the Seattle based Sea Hawks. An Insider popped on Twitter to ask Gabe Aul if Insiders could expect a new build if the Hawks won.
Gabe Aul confirmed via his Twitter account that Microsoft will increase the cadence with which they release new Technical Preview builds to Insiders, with the next one not too far away.
Last week a 'Phone Insider' app was found in the Store, and Microsoft's Gabe Aul confirmed that more details are coming on Jan 21. Now a different app has shown up and gives new hints for insiders.
A Reddit user claims to have spoke to an "insider" at Nokia about their recent push to introduce Instagram onto Windows Phone. The insider claims that Nokia wants Instagram because of celebrity users
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