Xbox Preview and Windows Insider programs to come together this summer

Microsoft has its Windows Insider program for Windows users to test out the newest bits and help improve the platform. Microsoft also has its Xbox Preview program, whereby Xbox One users can also get access to the newest non-public Xbox software. Apparently, the company plans to do the smart thing and merge the two programs together.

According to Windows Central reporting on a conversation between Paul Thurrott and Microsoft Windows and Devices chief Terry Myerson at Build 2016:

Myerson confirmed that Xbox One is on the same Anniversary Update schedule as Windows 10 for PCs—so a mid-2016 release—and that he planned to merge the Windows Insider program with the Xbox One Preview program after the Anniversary Update. “It doesn’t make sense for these to be separate,” he said. So it looks like many more Xbox One testers will be able to live on the bleeding edge starting later this year.

One day, if you’re a Windows 10 users, it really won’t matter if you’re using a desktop, a notebook, a 2-in-1, a phone, or an Xbox One, you’ll be able to run on the cutting edge regardless. That’s what we like to call “device independence.”

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Will you still be a Windows Insider this summer?