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.
info_outline Insider Currency Done Right 12/02/2020
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.
info_outline Ctrl+Alt+Authenticate 11/11/2020
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.
info_outline The Start of Something Different Part 2 08/19/2020
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.
info_outline The Start of Something Different Part 1 08/05/2020
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.
info_outline Defending Your Security 07/08/2020
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.
info_outline Feedback with a Purpose 06/03/2020
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.
info_outline The Only Constant Is Change 05/06/2020
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.
info_outline Troubleshooting Technology Tomorrow and Today 03/04/2020
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.
info_outline What’s next for the Windows Insider Program 02/05/2020
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.
info_outline Business or Personal? A Little Bit of Both 12/11/2019
Business or Personal? A Little Bit of Both In this episode, we’re looking to the future with the new Update Staging Lab, which will help independent software vendors validate their app’s compatibility faster. Then we’re searching for what’s next with Bing, including their content strategy, the Bing Insider Program, and Microsoft Rewards.
info_outline The Quest for Inclusive Technology 11/06/2019
The Quest for Inclusive Technology In this episode, we talk about Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to inclusion in tech with Raji Rajagopalan and her engineers at the new Africa Development Center in Lagos, Nigeria and Jennifer Gentleman, who recently joined our Grace Hopper Awardees at the 2019 Grace Hopper Celebration.
info_outline Ghosts of WIP Past, Present, and Future 10/03/2019
Ghosts of WIP Past, Present, and Future Happy 5th anniversary to the Windows Insider Program! To celebrate, we’re joined by Brandon LeBlanc to look at the history of WIP, Amanda Langowski to look at the current state of flighting, and Insider Jeremy Sinclair to look ahead to what’s next. Think of it as our version of The Christmas Carol.
info_outline Return of the Interns 09/04/2019
Return of the Interns What’s it like being a Microsoft intern? In this episode, interns Chantale Ninah and Dasha Pushkareva join us to talk about the projects they’ve worked on at Microsoft, the intern experience, and their outlook on the future of technology.
info_outline Your Career Path to the Future 08/07/2019
Your Career Path to the Future What skills do you need for a successful career in technology? Microsoft mentors Anita Varghese and Mike Pell join us to talk about how you can advance your career through creativity, leadership, and confidence. Plus, learn more about how you can start mentoring others.
info_outline Gaming (Are You Not Entertained?!) 07/03/2019
Gaming (Are You Not Entertained?!) Tara Voelker joins us to chat about gaming for everyone, the Game Accessibility Conference, the evolution of Mixer, and the future of streaming. Then Gabi Michell takes us through how her team developed the Xbox Adaptive Controller and Microsoft’s commitment to accessibility.
info_outline Quantum Leaps and Windows Updates 06/05/2019
Quantum Leaps and Windows Updates Take a fascinating dive into Microsoft’s approach to quantum computing. Then, get an inside look at recent improvements to the Windows Update experience. Machine learning and increased transparency are helping the Windows team track user feedback and deliver our best update experience ever.
info_outline Security Now 05/01/2019
Security Now David Westin joins Jason to chat about big picture security, including red team versus blue team operations, the importance of securing public infrastructure, and the future of AI. Then Jessica Payne takes us through what Microsoft’s doing to protect your security, and what you can do to protect yourself.
info_outline Days of Future Passwords 04/03/2019
Days of Future Passwords The Windows Hello team chats about security features that make passwords obsolete and authentication safer and easier than ever. Then Jason meets up with Dona Sarkar for an inside look into the Windows Insider Program’s impact on Windows 10 and exciting new possibilities for the future.
info_outline Jobs of Tomorrow 07/25/2018
Jobs of Tomorrow How can new grads and seasoned pros be prepared for the jobs of tomorrow? How does Microsoft hire the brightest minds to work on leading edge tech? We ponder these questions and more with Microsoft’s Quantum Computing team and a Microsoft engineer who turned his internship into a full-time job offer.
info_outline Next Level Gaming 06/27/2018
Next Level Gaming What’s next for the future of gaming? To find out, we sat down with special guests from Microsoft’s live streaming video platform, Mixer, and the developer behind Sea of Thieves. Listen now to learn about the biggest gaming trends that are creating innovations in gameplay and game design.
info_outline Updates and Features and Engineers—Oh, My! 05/30/2018
Updates and Features and Engineers—Oh, My! We chat with Microsoft engineers about three exciting new features from the Windows April 2018 Update: Timeline, Eye Control, and Fluent Design. Then, Dona Sarkar and Jason have a candid discussion about what it's really like to evolve an operating system used by more than a billion users worldwide.
info_outline What’s Up with Machine Learning? 04/25/2018
What’s Up with Machine Learning? Get the scoop on everyone’s favorite buzzword, “machine learning.” What exactly is ML and how will it transform everyday life and business? We chat with Microsoft engineers about ML and the significance of Windows ML, a new AI platform for developers available through the upcoming Windows 10 update.
info_outline Lifelong Learning to Grow Your Career + Side Hustle 03/28/2018
Lifelong Learning to Grow Your Career + Side Hustle We share expert tips on effective lifelong learning—the key to growing your superpowers, whether you’re interested in taking the next step in your career or feeding your side hustle. How do pros decide what new skills to learn and how to make the time to do so? That and more in this episode!
info_outline Closing the Digital Divide 02/28/2018
Closing the Digital Divide What does the world stand to lose without equal access to technology and the internet? We discuss the Microsoft Airband Initiative and why the future of jobs and education make closing the digital divide more important than ever. Our guests this episode are Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar and Leonardo Ortiz, and Windows Insider MVP Andre DaCosta from Jamaica.
info_outline Mixed Reality Part 2: Creators 01/24/2018
Mixed Reality Part 2: Creators How is Mixed Reality (MR) changing the way we experience the world? We explore this question with three MR creators (Mia Tramz, Managing Editor at LIFE VR, Zach Clark, a veteran of the Iraq War, and Spencer Reynolds at Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Capture Studios) who blend physical and digital worlds to entertain and assist people in healthcare settings.
info_outline Mixed Reality Part 1: Microsoft 12/13/2017
Mixed Reality Part 1: Microsoft Over the next two episodes, the Windows Insider podcast explores all things mixed reality. In part 1, we chat with the Hololens team about design elements in Windows Mixed Reality and how developers can get started creating immersive experiences. We also hear how virtual reality enhances social life and creates community with people from all over the world. Find out more about Windows Mixed Reality here: https://aka.ms/MoreInfo_WindowsMixedReality
info_outline Making Technology Accessible 11/30/2017
Making Technology Accessible In honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Windows Insider Podcast team explores advancements in inclusive technology. Hear Microsoft’s Chief Accessibility Officer, Jenny Lay-Flurrie, talk about her goals for accessibility, and how feedback helps shape the development of new tech.