Monday, January 01, 2018

A Windows Insider MVP Brief Look at 2017

Windows Insider MVPThe Windows Insider MVP Program had a busy 2017 with many PGI's (Product Group Interactions) arranged by the MVP Leads, Tyler Ahn and Joe Camp.  The primary focus has been the launch of the long-awaited Windows Insider MVP website,

The Windows Insider MVP Program originated following the October 2015 reorganization of the the Microsoft MVP Program.  The first award cycle was in July, 2016 and comprised MVPS who were in the Consumer Security, Surface, Windows Experience and Windows Phone award categories as of the April Microsoft MVP award cycle. (Thank you for "adopting us", Windows Insider Team!)  From there it has expanded so if you know a Windows Insider who, over the past 12 months, has "demonstrated superior knowledge, leadership and passion, combined with a desire to help and accelerate other's learning, careers, and abilities", the nomination form can be found here.

On a personal note, not only was I the subject of an interview (Windows Insider — Corrine Chorney: Windows Insider MVP and Security... , but am still overwhelmed that I was also included with others as an example of "technical leadership excellence" by Dona Sarkar when she spoke at the Senior Technical Leadership Program Summit in November (  (Yes, the photo in the interview and Dona's Tweet is me.  It was from an old "throwback Thursday".

With ~45 builds released during the year, the Windows Insider Program has been an overwhelming success.  Busy, but successful!  The year began with Windows Insider Build 15002 on January 9, 2017, and ended with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17063 on December 19,  2017.  The Windows 10 Creators Update was released worldwide on April 11, 2017, followed by the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on  October 17, 2017.  The latest Insider Preview releases for PC, Server, IoT, and SDKs as well as ISO images can now be found on the Flight Hub.

The Feedback Hub has had a lot of improvements made during 2017.  Should you run into an issue or have an improvement suggestion, it is important to take the time to document or "upvote" it in the Feedback Hub.  All submissions are reviewed and submitted to the appropriate Product Group Team for review.

There have been so many changes to Windows 10 that it is hard to keep track.  If you are still new to the Fall Creator's Update, you may find this Windows Experience blog post helpful:  What’s new in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Like other Windows Insider MVPs (WIMVP) and Windows Insiders, I am looking forward to the changes and additions to Windows 10 in the upcoming Insider Preview Builds in 2018!


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