The Windows Insider Program has a new lead, Amanda Langowski, after almost 6 months without a recognizable head. The department has proved to be critical to the evolution of the world’s most popular desktop operating system.
It was only a matter of time before Microsoft appointed someone to steer it to the next level of success.
Amanda is a Windows veteran
It would not be accurate to state that Amanda is entering uncharted territory. There is a lot to learn and overcome ahead, but she has been at Microsoft for the past 20 years.
Plus, she started off as coordinator of beta programs for Windows. That is absolutely relevant to what she will be doing as the head of the insider program.
When announcing her appointment, Microsoft’s chief product officer Panos Panay said that Amanda was passionate about Windows.
She’s been an extraordinary and dedicated product maker for the company. In meeting Amanda, one thing that is immediately apparent is her passion for customer feedback and the positive impact it can have on our products.
The Windows Insider Program is growing rapidly
Over 17.8 million users have signed up for the Windows Insider Program, which is about five years old. That remarkable growth indicates that Microsoft made the right decision to create the program. It now helps to connect Windows 10 users and engineers.
The progress made also shows that insiders are increasingly yearning for a bigger say over Windows 10 improvements. Therefore, Amanda has a clear-cut role at the helm of the program.
She will be overseeing the implementation of customer feedback in the design and development of Windows apps and features that make life a lot easier for users and developers. That is in line with some of the impressive additions the OS has got in the past, from the Windows Terminal and PowerToys to the Your Phone app.
Likewise, containerized Windows 10X for dual-screen devices is rolling out soon. As you would imagine, insiders expect to play a significant role in its evolution to perfection.
Amanda will certainly cherish her part in helping to adapt the OS to the requirements of both regular and enterprise users.
Other changes coming to Windows 10 could use her experience and leadership too. These include new colorful icons and Fluent Design.
All the best in her new role!