Learn about Windows Insider. Learn why to create a specific working group in some production setting to fully test. After the six month phase of development is over for that build, you should be ready to move to deploying the first ring. To do this piece of the process you must join one of these.
- [Instructor] Before Microsoft releases a new Windows build to the public through the semiannual channel, it releases an early version of that build to Windows Insiders. The Windows Insider Channel is an open software testing program for anyone that owns a valid license of Windows 10 or Windows server 2016 and desires access to developers pre-released builds of Windows. Windows Insiders test new features, look for bugs and incompatibilities, and send feedback to Microsoft.
This helps consumers and companies in lots of ways, including enabling them to test and uncover compatibility issues within their organizations in the very earliest stages. However, this likely helps Microsoft even more by allowing millions, yes millions, of Windows Insider users, to uncover problems that Microsoft wasn't able to on their own. There are two Windows Insider programs, Windows Insider and Windows Insider for Business. Windows Insider participants are generally individual tech enthusiasts and tech-savvy consumers working with Windows 10 on a personal computer or tablet.
Windows Insiders for Business participants are those that test new software in small or large companies and large organizations and enterprises. It's important for companies to have a few computers involved in this group to pretest builds as they are released. You can register for the Insider Program with a personal Microsoft account or an organization's account. If you are a Windows Insider for Business participant, this is a good place to start as well. Once logged in you'll be prompted regarding what to do next.
You'll need to enroll your PC, wait for the latest insider build to install, and then provide feedback. You can also locate individual options for Windows Insider settings on the PC. To do that, we'll click start, settings, update and security, and here, Windows Insider Program. This is where you click the get started option. We'll work through this process in the next movie. Going back to the Windows Insider for Business option for a minute, in addition to what I've previously mentioned, this program gives organizations the opportunity to sign in with corporate credentials, including those in Azure Active Directory.
Register an Azure AD domain to cover all users within the organization with just one registration. Provide feedback to Microsoft in real time using the built-in feedback hub and track feedback provided by the organization through that same app. They can also enable, disable, defer, and pause the installation of preview builds through group policy. Microsoft suggests that all companies have some presence with the Windows Inside for Business Program.
And if you're not involved yet, get involved even if it's just in the test lab.
- What is Windows as a service?
- Types of updates
- Choosing a servicing channel
- Becoming a Windows Insider
- Testing, deployment, and rollback strategies
- Deploying Windows as a service
- Where Windows as a service is headed