Posted by: kurtsh | April 6, 2017

RELEASE: Windows Insider Program for Business

imageMicrosoft has announced a branch of the Windows Insiders program called “Windows Insiders for Business”.

The program enables Enterprise customers to get engaged with the Windows Insiders program leveraging unique features available through the program that make participation easier & more useful.

WINDOWS INSIDERS FOR BUSINESS NEW FEATURES
Here are some key features of the program:

  • CORPORATE CREDENTIALS
    Sign-in with corporate credentials (Azure AD) and increase the visibility of your
    feedback with Microsoft.
  • INSTALL PRE-RELEASE BUILDS
    Access and control the deployment of pre-release builds in your organization so distribution is consistent with other updates.
  • REAL-TIME FEEDBACK
    Provide and aggregate feedback to Microsoft via the Feedback Hub on pre-release builds in an automated manner with fewer steps.
  • UP-TO-DATE CONTENT
    Stay ahead of the game with deployment guides, feature announcements
    and more.

ENTERPRISE MANAGEABLE FLIGHTING
There are some new advantages in how Enterprise users can evaluate & test new builds:

  • Individuals can manage flighting
        • Sign up in Insider Registration Page (same flow as MSA users)
        • Configure flighting in settings on local machine
  • Organizations will be able to manage flighting via Mobile Device Management & Group Policy
        • Flighting enabled policy (Blocked, User choice, Force with/without user consent)
        • Insider ring level (WIP-Fast, WIP-Slow, Release Preview)
        • Insider ring level user configurable (Enabled/Disabled)

ENTERPRISE MANAGABLE FEEDBACK
There is an Enterprise level feedback system that provides businesses with the ability to manage the feedback being provided.  Corporations will be able to:

  • View and update existing feedback submitted by your organization.
  • Submit new feedback from your organization.
  • Show a separate view to other Insiders restricting sensitive data

Additionally, Azure AD users can participate in feedback with other Insiders both Azure AD and MSA:

  • See and upvote Insider feedback
  • Post new feedback for the community to upvote
  • Easily send the right diagnostics

Also individuals will be able to filter feedback on several dimensions:

  • All feedback
  • My feedback
  • My company’s feedback

ENROLL TODAY!
Check out the new Windows Insiders for Business Program, here:


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