The Anniversary Update of Windows 10 is less than a month away. Soon we’ll see the last insider builds from this cycle. The Windows Insider program is a major success and benefits both end users and Microsoft. After August 2nd it will continue to provide a way for users to provide feedback and Microsoft to test new features and builds.
It’s not surprising that the Insider program will continue. After all, Microsoft still has Redstone 2 and 3 to test. They’ve also never hinted that the program will end any time soon. But the release of a major update is a perfect time to evaluate who is staying on the program.
There are plenty of reasons to be a Windows Insider and run preview builds. You get to test out new features, provide feedback to Microsoft, and you get that feeling of using pre-release software, for better or for worse. While there are many benefits, it can be a hassle. Builds are understandably buggy. Again, that’s normal for preview builds. People jump in and out of the program at various points in its development.
This week’s poll asks if you’ll continue to be an Insider after the Anniversary Update. If you’re hopping out of it for a bit or have never been an insider you can share what your plans are in the poll as well. Share your thoughts in this week’s poll and in the comments below.Further reading: Windows 10, Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Windows 10 Insider