Windows 10 Now Has 10 Million People on the Microsoft Insider Program for Windows

Microsoft Windows 10 Windows Insider Program

Microsoft launched the Windows Insider program on September, 2014. It was Microsoft’s attempt to keep its user base as close to it as possible, test the product, take feedback and essentially keep the product evolving.

In the era of open-source software, the days when companies can do it all on their own and expect users to embrace it are long gone. In today’s age it is extremely critical to have a thriving developer community, and the strength of the community essentially becomes the difference between a successful product and a failed one.


Nearly a year after its launch, in July 2015, Microsoft’s Windows Insider Program had 5 million Insiders. That figure reached 7 million by September 2015, and it has now gone up to 10 million. A growing development community is a sign that the product is healthy and there is demand in the market.

In a blog post, Yusuf Mehdi of Microsoft wrote:

“We count over 10M Windows Insiders today, many of them fans, who test and use the latest build of Windows 10 on a daily basis. Their feedback comes fast and furious, they have a relentless bar of what they expect, but it so inspires our team and drives our very focus on a daily basis.”

With Microsoft being marginalized in the mobile operating system world, they are banking on the success of Windows 10, and are hard at work to make their operating system device-agnostic through their continuum project. With PC sales on the wane, a vibrant developer and tester community can act as a huge booster for Windows 10. So far, things are looking good for Microsoft on that front.

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