#Microsoft – Insider Programs at Microsoft (thanks to @shanselman!)


3 years ago, I wrote a post where I listed some of the Insider Programs at Microsoft.

Microsoft – List of almost all #Insider Programs (the ones I know …)

This was on 2016 November, and I added in the list Windows Insider, Office Insider, Visual Studio Insider, the almost dead Skype Insider and more.

Now thanks to Scott Hanselman (@shanselman) I found an official resource with all the Insider Programs at Microsoft.

Insider Programs at Microsoft

Up to today, we can find Bing, Edge, Office, Skype (still!), Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, Windows and Xbox. Super cool!

Happy coding!

Greetings @ Burlington

El Bruno

#Microsoft – List of almost all #Insider Programs (the ones I know …)


I will write this down here since I always forget something and at the end I started to work with inconsistent versions of environments and apps. It’s been a while since Microsoft began allowing users to be part of “XYZ Insider programs”.


Insiders programs are focused to Early Adopters and offered the opportunity to test development versions of complete suites of products, apps and operating systems.

As you can expect, the versions that you can try are not 100% stable and they maybe have some serious errors inside. And since I speak of stability, an interesting detail of these programs is that they usually tend to have 2 types of updates

  • Fast Insider Ring. Where can we find the more frequents builds and with little or no “testing” at all on them.
  • Slow Insider Ring. This ring of deployment are published “more stable” although less frequently.

We can see an example of this in Windows 10 settings. When we are part of the Insider program you can select the Insider level.


Alternatively, you can manually select the build that you want to install, as for example in the case of Office. Depending on the type of installation, we will have updates in Fast or Slow mode.


As well, and before that you forget me, here is the list of programs Microsoft Insiders that I know. About what I know and use will leave 2 lines, others only are that there are:

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

#Microsoft – Listado de los #Insider Programs (casi todos…)

Hola !

Los voy a terminar apuntando aquí ya que, siempre me olvido de alguno y luego termino con versiones incoherentes de entornos y apps. Por si alguno no está al tanto, desde hace un tiempo, Microsoft comenzó a trabajar en programas de “XYZ Insider”.

Los programas Insiders están orientados para Early Adopters y ofrecen la oportunidad de probar versiones en desarrollo de sistemas operativos, apps y suites completas de productos.

Como puedes esperar en este caso, las versiones que puedes probar no son 100% estables y no se garantiza que las mismas funciones correctamente. Y ya que hablo de estabilidad, un detalle interesante de estos programas es que por lo general suelen tener 2 tipos de actualizaciones

  • Fast Insider Ring, o anillo rápido. Donde podemos encontrar las build más frecuentemente y con poco “testing” sobre las mismas.
  • Slow Insider Ring, o anillo lento. En este anillo de despliegue se publican versiones “más estables” aunque con menor frecuencia.

Un ejemplo de esto lo podemos ver en las settings de Windows 10. Cuando somos parte del programa Insider podemos seleccionar el nivel Fast o Slow.


Otra opción es seleccionar manualmente la build que queremos instalar, como por ejemplo en el caso de Office. Dependiendo del tipo de instalación, tendremos actualizaciones en modo Fast o Slow.


Pues bien, y antes que me olvide, he aquí el listado de programas Microsoft Insiders que conozco. Sobre los que conozco y utilizo dejaré 2 líneas, los demás solo se que están allí:

Saludos @ Toronto

El Bruno