Microsoft has just released new preview builds for PC and mobile today, but Head of the Windows Insider Program also made an important community announcement. “Many of you have been asking for our team to share more about our future plans about the overall Windows Insider community”, explained Sarkar, which is why the Windows Insider team has launched the Windows Insider Podcast. “We want to be inclusive of all consumption styles, so we thought we would experiment with an audio podcast,” added Sarkar.
The first episode was published on March 28, so it’s quite surprising to see that the team waited a little bit to communicate about it. The first episode lasts 15 minutes and features Sarkar herself discussing the good work done by the #Insiders4Good community. The episode’s description notes:
On this inaugural episode, host Thomas “Tomcat” Trombley explores how Insiders for Good helps people transform their passion for tech into their superpower. Dona Sarkar, Head of the Windows Insider Program and overall Renaissance woman, teaches us how to use technology for the betterment of humanity. Then hear from one of the 25 winners of the first Insiders for Good Fellowship about how he puts power into the hands of the people of Nigeria (solar power, that is).
It’s not clear if Microsoft plans to publish new episodes regularly, but kudos to Microsoft for finding new ways to engage with its growing Insider audience. If you’re interested, you can subscribe to the podcast via RSS or iTunes.Further reading: Dona Sarkar, Insiders4Good, Microsoft, Windows Insider