Microsoft Enlists 1 Million ‘Windows Insiders’ To Test Windows 10 Technical Preview

Microsoft seems to be doing all it can to make sure that Windows 10 will do better than its current Windows 8 operating system. The developer has been busy with the Windows 10 preview, rolling out updates, and asking consumers to join its Windows Insider Program and the latter seems to be paying off.

According to Microsoft, the number of registrants for the program hit 1 million over the weekend. With such a large pool of testers, the company has received over 200,000 pieces of user feedback on the preview build of Windows 10 which means there is a lot of feedback to sift through.

“People on the team are hard at work poring through all the feedback, categorizing and processing it, and cycling it back into our development,” says Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore.

Additional statistics included the amount of users who installed the technical preview on Virtual Machines, which is 36 percent, while the remaining 64 percent installed it on actual PCs. The company also kept track of how often app-launches occurred with 68 percent of its testers launching apps around seven times per day or more. Meanwhile, 25 percent launched more than 26 apps per day with the remaining 5 percent launching 68 apps per day.

For those who are not part of the Windows Insiders program, or are not interested in joining, are still able to provide feedback and suggestions through the Windows Suggestion Box.

Belfiore also said that a new Windows 10 Technical Preview build is “coming soon” but provided no specific date.