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Windows Insider Podcast

The Windows Insider Team is taking the podcast airwaves to share all things future of Windows, Insider community and beyond. Transcripts provided with each episode.

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Validating the Path Forward
Having the opportunity to preview builds is one of the cornerstones of the Windows Insider Program. We have discussed many aspects of how a build makes its way externally to Insiders, beginning with new code being written, continuing to the build “snap” (aka: compiling the build), to media availability, to flighting, and of course the feedback process that continues the cycle of development. Joining us this episode is Roger Johnson, Windows Software Engineer to talk about build validation and more. Click here for transcript of this episode.   Roger Johnson | LinkedIn Microsoft Docs - home for documentation and learning for developers and technology professionals. Windows Insider Program insider.windows.com Windows Community community.windows.com Windows Insider Twitter | Instagram Discover and follow other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts
41:00 12/08/2021
The Kitchen Sink of Conversations
Fellow Windows Insider Program team member Brandon Leblanc is our guest this month as we cover a variety of topics including Surface devices, features in recent WIP builds, the seventh anniversary of the Windows Insider Program, and even TikTok videos!  Tune in for the variety, stay for the fun! Click here for transcript of this episode. Microsoft Docs - home for documentation and learning for developers and technology professionals. Windows Insider Program insider.windows.com Windows Community community.windows.com Windows Insider Twitter | Instagram Discover and follow other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts  
38:48 11/03/2021
A Dynamic Duo for the Ages
Throughout time there have been many dynamic duos which left their mark on the future.  In the modern era, few, if any, combinations have been more impactful than the blending of hardware and software.  Dani Tene joins us this month to discuss mixing  hardware, software, your career, and more!  Click here for transcript of this episode. Microsoft Docs - home for documentation and learning for developers and technology professionals.   Windows Insider Program insider.windows.com   Windows Community community.windows.com   Windows Insider Twitter | Instagram   Discover and follow other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts 
35:46 10/06/2021
Trailer: Introducing WorkLab, Microsoft’s new podcast
Everything we thought we knew about work—where we do it, when we do it, how we do it—has been turned on its head. Where is it all going, and is there a map to get us there? WorkLab is a new podcast from Microsoft that taps into data and research to guide you on the road ahead. Leaders and scientists share the company’s findings, and we’ll hear stories about how people and organizations are being transformed at this radical moment. Join host Elise Hu as we tap into even more data and research to guide you on the road ahead. The first season we’ll be focusing on hybrid work, and how we can ensure that workplaces aren’t defined by where you gather, but by how you feel included. The show launches on September 8. Follow the show at microsoft.com/worklab.
01:16 09/07/2021
Input goes here. Period.
Are you a fan of voice typing? How about the touch keyboard? If you’re interested in Windows 11 and the evolving landscape of device input methods, you won’t want to miss this conversation as we deep-dive into these topics and more with Program Manager Hadley Griffin and Senior Designer Julia Carlson. Join in!  Click here for transcript of this episode.  Hadley Griffin | Twitter [guest]  Julia Carlson | Twitter [guest]  Microsoft Docs - home for documentation and learning for developers and technology professionals.  Windows Insider Program insider.windows.com  Windows Community community.windows.com  Windows Insider Twitter | Instagram  Discover and follow other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts 
50:13 09/01/2021
Bringing Windows 11 to Insiders
With the variety and importance of conversations surrounding Windows 11, what does this new version of Windows mean for the Windows Insider program?  How are we delivering this release to Insiders?  Amanda Langowski and Brandon LeBlanc join Jason Howard to discuss these topics and more! Click here for transcript of this episode. Amanda (McClellan) Langowski | LinkedIn [guest] Brandon LeBlanc | LinkedIn [guest] Microsoft Docs - home for documentation and learning for developers and technology professionals. Windows Insider Program insider.windows.com Windows Community community.windows.com Windows Insider Twitter | Instagram Discover and follow other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts
38:43 08/04/2021
Designing for a Billion
The Windows 11 journey is officially underway!  There are lots of changes to explore, but it’s important to understand the backstory of those changes and the process and efforts that drove them. Sheetal Agarwal from User Research and Hanna McLaughlin from Design join us this month to cover these topics and more! Click here for transcript of this episode. Sheetal Agarwal | LinkedIn [guest] Hanna McLaughlin | LinkedIn [guest] Microsoft Docs - home for documentation and learning for developers and technology professionals. Windows Insider Program insider.windows.com Windows Community community.windows.com Windows Insider Twitter | Instagram Discover and follow other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts
44:49 07/07/2021
You Are What You Deploy
If you’ve heard the adage of “you are what you eat,” you likely realize the literal truth of the statement.  The same is true in the computing world as your PC becomes what you deploy to it!  Understanding the basics of deployment (and recovery paths of needed!) are vital in staying up-to-date and secure.  Aaron Lower from the Windows Fundamentals team joins us this month to talk deployment, recovery, and more! Click here for transcript of this episode. Microsoft Docs - home for documentation and learning for developers and technology professionals. Windows Insider Program insider.windows.com Windows Community community.windows.com Windows Insider Twitter | Instagram Discover and follow other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts
49:12 06/02/2021
Finding the “You” in Trust
Trust is so much more than a buzzword, it’s the foundation upon which long-lasting relationships are built.  What happens when you combine a passion for building customer relationships with a desire to create lasting impact?  Joining us this month is Doug Winnie, Windows Insider MVP and customer advocate, as we discuss change management, being authentic, and building trust with customers! Doug Winnie [guest] LinkedIn | Twitter Click here for transcript of this episode. Microsoft Docs - home for documentation and learning for developers and technology professionals. Windows Insider Program insider.windows.com Windows Community community.windows.com Windows Insider Twitter | Instagram Discover and follow other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts
54:45 05/05/2021
The Ice Cube Tray Effect
What happens when an important change in one product overflows and influences another? You guessed it, the ice cube tray effect! Tune in as Briana Roberts and Nathalia Scrimshaw join us to talk about how feedback from Xbox gaming enthusiasts helped create a cohesive cross-platform experience in Windows.  You won’t be disappointed! Click here for transcript of this episode. Microsoft Docs - home for documentation and learning for developers and technology professionals. Windows Insider Program insider.windows.com Windows Community community.windows.com Windows Insider Twitter | Instagram Listen and subscribe to other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts
40:53 04/07/2021
Learning with customers
Learning alongside customers is more than a passing fancy, it’s a way of doing business.  This collaboration drives exciting innovations and remarkable outcomes that may not otherwise be achieved.  Join us this month as we chat with Ryan Hill, Software Engineer in the Azure CXP organization as we discuss the importance of connecting with customers to learn together. Click here for transcript of this episode.   Microsoft in Atlanta aka.ms/MSAtlanta Microsoft Docs - home for documentation and learning for developers and technology professionals. Windows Insider Program insider.windows.com Windows Community community.windows.com Windows Insider Twitter | Instagram Listen and subscribe to other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts
48:45 03/03/2021
News and Interests in a New World
The world continues to change, and the News and Interest feature is here to keep you informed and on task.  Tune in as Alex Campbell joins us to discuss this Windows Insider feature and much more! Click here for transcript of this episode.   Windows Insider Program insider.windows.com Windows Community community.windows.com Windows Insider Twitter | Instagram Listen and subscribe to other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts
43:07 02/03/2021
Goodbye, 2020. Hello, 2021!
2020 has come and gone, and 2021 marks the beginning of a new chapter with stories yet to be written. In this episode, we reminisce as we look back across the past year, the changes it brought, and take a look forward to 2021 and what the team expects next. Jason talks with the Windows Insider team, including program lead Amanda Langowski, Brandon LeBlanc, Vivek Elangovan, and Eddie Leonard.  Click here for transcript of this episode.   Windows Insider Program insider.windows.com Windows Community community.windows.com Windows Insider Twitter | Instagram Listen and subscribe to other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts
47:25 01/06/2021
Insider Currency Done Right
In this episode, we broach a new topic that hasn’t previously been discussed in-depth:  what is Windows Currency?  Project Manager Laura Finch from the Windows Fundamentals team joins us to provide an end-to-end overview of the importance of staying current with Windows preview builds. Click here for transcript of this episode.   Windows Insider Program insider.windows.com Windows Community community.windows.com Windows Insider Twitter | Instagram Helpful links discussed in the episode: aka.ms/WIPtrouble aka.ms/WIPnoupdate aka.ms/flighthub Listen and subscribe to other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts
36:26 12/02/2020
Ctrl+Alt+Authenticate
In this month’s episode of the Windows Insider Podcast, Steve Syfuhs joins us from the Hybrid Identity group within Microsoft’s Cloud & AI org as we take a behind-the-scenes look at the login and authentication processes within Windows. Click here for transcript of this episode.   Windows Insider Program insider.windows.com Windows Community community.windows.com Twitter | Instagram Listen and subscribe to other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts
48:46 11/11/2020
Servicing with a smile
In this episode, we’re joined by Jenelle Trimmell from the Windows Servicing & Delivery team to discuss the “Flight Like We Service” concept and explore how Windows Insiders contribute to the process of global Windows OS updates. Click here for transcript of this episode.   Windows Insider Program insider.windows.com Windows Community community.windows.com @WindowsInsider on Twitter and Instagram Listen and subscribe to other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts
46:23 10/07/2020
Redefining the Familiar
In this episode, guests Eric Papamarcos, Charles Taylor, and William Devereaux join us to discuss the history of changes and modern-day evolution of two iconic Windows features: Start Menu and Taskbar.  Click here for transcript of this episode.  Windows Insider Program insider.windows.com   Windows Community community.windows.com   @WindowsInsider on Twitter and Instagram   Listen and subscribe to other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts 
64:45 09/02/2020
The Start of Something Different Part 2
In the second half of this month's two-part episode, we’re joined by Chris Guzak, a Principle Software Developer in Windows, to reflect on the history of Windows 95, including the Start Menu, Taskbar, as well as the early days of software usability testing. Click here for full transcript of this episode Windows Insider Program insider.windows.com Windows Community community.windows.com @WindowsInsider on Twitter and Instagram Listen and subscribe to other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts
44:39 08/19/2020
The Start of Something Different Part 1
In the first of a two-part episode this month, we’re joined by Raymond Chen, a Principle Software Engineer in Windows, to reflect on the history of Windows 95 as well the early days of application compatibility and testing. Click here for full transcript of this episode.  The Old New Thing Dev Blog by Raymond Chen Windows Insider Program insider.windows.com  Windows Community community.windows.com  @WindowsInsider on Twitter and Instagram  Listen and subscribe to other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts
43:12 08/05/2020
Defending Your Security
In this month’s episode we’re joined by Shweta Jha, a Senior Program Manager for Tamper Protection, to take a look at how the suite of Windows Security features are protecting Windows Insiders, enterprise customers, and all Windows users by defending your devices’ security. Click here for full transcript of this episode. Windows Insider Program insider.windows.com Windows Community community.windows.com @WindowsInsider on Twitter and Instagram Listen and subscribe to other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts
38:21 07/08/2020
Feedback with a Purpose
It’s time for a deeper look at feedback! First, we’re joined by Eddie Leonard to take a look at how our team looks at your feedback across platforms. Then, we’re joined by Nikki Rubino and Devin Sinha from the Feedback Hub team to learn more about the app and where it’s headed next. Click here for full transcript of this episode. Windows Insider Program insider.windows.com Windows Community community.windows.com @WindowsInsider on Twitter and Instagram Listen and subscribe to other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts
70:59 06/03/2020
The Only Constant Is Change
In this month’s episode of the podcast, we’re looking at how the Windows Insider Program is continuing to evolve with the new leader of our program, Amanda Langowski. Then we’re joined by Brandon LeBlanc to take a look at how our team is adjusting to working from home. Windows Insider Program insider.windows.com Windows Community community.windows.com @WindowsInsider on Twitter and Instagram Listen and subscribe to other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts
58:11 05/06/2020
In Case of Hassles, Break Glass
In this month’s minisode of the Windows Insider Podcast, we’re revisiting the Windows Hassles program, how it works, and what they’re currently working on with its leader, Amy Kruzick. Windows Insider Program insider.windows.com Windows Community community.windows.com @WindowsInsider on Twitter and Instagram Listen and subscribe to other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts
25:08 04/01/2020
Troubleshooting Technology Tomorrow and Today
This month, we’re digging into troubleshooting, from how Microsoft is doing it on a large scale with Microsoft News to how you can do it as a Windows Insider. First, we’re joined by Ben Rudolph, the director of Microsoft News to look at how Microsoft is driving solutions through technology in the field of journalism. Then we’re joined by Christopher Caulfield and Emma Saboureau to take a look at the tools available for you to troubleshoot your own devices and how Insiders can get started.  Resources: insider.windows.com @WindowsInsider Check out all of our Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts! Ben Rudolph | Twitter | LinkedIn aka.ms/WinDebugPreview aka.ms/KDNet Docs.Microsoft.com
71:22 03/04/2020
What’s next for the Windows Insider Program
In this episode, we’re looking at what’s coming for the Windows Insider Program. First, we’re talking about the future of the program and our goals for the new year with Ian Todd, who’s helping guide us while we search for new leadership. Then, we take a look behind the scenes at how the podcast gets made and at what’s next for the program’s marketing content with Allison Shields, our team’s content expert. Windows Insider Program insider.windows.com @WindowsInsider Listen and subscribe to other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts
59:19 02/05/2020
Business or Personal? A Little Bit of Both
In this episode, we’re looking to the future with an important feature announced at Microsoft Ignite, the Update Staging Lab and a product that’s always searching for what’s next—Bing. First, we’re joined by Raji Rajagopalan and Rama Shastri to talk about how their team’s new service, Update Staging Lab, which will help independent software vendors validate their app’s compatibility with Windows faster. Then, Michael Kroll joins us to talk about Bing’s content strategy, the Bing Insider Program, Microsoft Rewards, and the future of search. Resources: insider.windows.com @WindowsInsider Check out all of our Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts! Bing Bing Insider
73:16 12/11/2019
The Quest for Inclusive Technology
In this episode, we’re talking about Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion in tech. First, we’re joined by Raji Rajagopalan and some of her new engineers at the new Africa Development Center in Lagos, Nigeria to talk about Microsoft’s investment in Africa. Then we’re joined by Jennifer Gentleman, a partner of the program who recently joined our inspirational Grace Hopper Awardees at this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration. Finally, we’re getting ready to see Insiders at Microsoft Ignite 2019! Resources: insider.windows.com https://www.instagram.com/windowsinsider/  https://twitter.com/windowsinsider "Meet our Grace Hopper Celebration winners!" Check out all of our Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts!        
52:20 11/06/2019
Ghosts of WIP Past, Present, and Future
Happy 5th anniversary to the Windows Insider Program! In honor of this celebration, we’re bringing you a special super-episode that journeys through the years. Think of it as our version of The Christmas Carol. First, we’re joined by Brandon LeBlanc of the Windows Insider Program, who helps us take a look back at where the program started and how far it’s come. Then, Amanda Langowski from flighting joins us as the ghost of WIP present to take about the current state of the program. And finally, Windows Insider and .NET developer Jeremy Sinclair joins us as the ghost of WIP future to talk about what’s next. Join our host Jason Howard as he proves he has a heart and gives thanks for all our Insiders! Resources: insider.windows.com Instagram @windowsinsider Twitter @windowsinsider insider.microsoft.com Jason Howard @NorthFaceHiker Jeremy Sinclair, a.k.a. snickler | @sinclairinator Check out our other shows about technology, visit: The Intrazone: https://aka.ms/TheIntrazone Sync Up, a OneDrive podcast: http://aka.ms/syncup  
133:04 10/03/2019
Return of the Interns
Internships at Microsoft can be lifechanging opportunities. In this two-part episode of the Windows Insider Podcast, our host Jason invites in interns he’s had the privilege of interviewing and staying in touch with. Chantale Ninah walks us through her role as a project manager intern for machine translation. Then we’re joined by Dasha Pushkareva, a returning program manager intern for the Microsoft Managed Desktop team, who talks to us about the culture at Microsoft, her advice for new interns, and the future of the industry. Resources links: Windows Insider Program Microsoft Early Careers Programs Microsoft Student Partners Microsoft Managed Desktop Chantale Ninah Dasha Pushkareva
64:14 09/04/2019
Your Career Path to the Future
Start the next phase of your career with advice from Microsoft mentors in this two-part episode of the Windows Insider Podcast, plus learn more about how you can start mentoring others. Jason chats with Anita Varghese, a mentor from the Microsoft data and analytics team, about the critical skills you need to succeed in any industry and how mentorship can help your career. Then we’re joined by Mike Pell, a mentor and envisioneer with the Microsoft Garage, to talk about the importance of creativity and diversity while problem solving and building new technology.
75:34 08/07/2019