The Windows Insider program that invites users around the world to test new Windows 10 builds before they are released to the public is working like a charm, so Microsoft sees absolutely no reason to shut it down, although work on the Anniversary Update is complete.

Microsoft wants to continue the Insider program for the development of Windows 10 Redstone 2 too, and in order to help the community grow, the company is preparing some special events to bring insiders closer together.

Dona Sarkar, head of the Windows Insider program, has revealed that Microsoft wants insiders to meet in person on several occasions, so the number of events that will put them in the spotlight will increase in the coming months.

“We’re going to continue to invest in opportunities to meet with Insiders in person and grow the program to include people of all interests and experiences to share their views of how they use Windows. This diverse perspective reaching new generations of Insiders and people of varying technical skill levels will be critical in the next phase of this program,” Dona has explained.

New local events planned too

Furthermore, Dona has added that other new events will be held too, including local meet-ups that will involve Windows insiders and will focus on the way they can help make an impact locally.

“Something else we’re looking to do this year is a series of global ‘Create-A-Thons’ called #WINsiders4Good to help Insiders within a city get to know each other and build something for local impact. We are starting in Seattle on August 2nd to celebrate the beginning of the global rollout of the Anniversary Update,” she explains.

The number of locations hosting such events will increase too, but for the moment, it’s just too early to discuss where exactly Microsoft is planning to hold Insider-based events. Without a doubt, however, Microsoft has every reason to be pleased about how the development of new software goes with help from insiders.

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