Microsoft has extended the Windows Insider program to include IT Professionals. There is a distinct line with consumer level products and focus and the enterprise, IT Professional, focus. Many IT Pro’s are currently Windows Insiders and some run their newer builds within a domain (mostly in a lab setting, but some do in production as well). As long as you accept that the Insiders rings are capable of breaking things, it’s a good way to stay ahead of the curve and learn the newer features that will impact your job in the near future.
The Windows Insider Program recognizes IT Professionals as a critical asset to any organization. From managing complex environments that incorporate Microsoft systems, to managing how they integrate with other applications inside their organization, IT Professionals understand ‘mission critical’ and know how to think through and resolve deployment issues. They are the front-line IT heroes of any organization. But we don’t have to tell you this.
In the coming months, we’ll be adding additional features to the existing Windows Insider Program to better support you in your job. Incorporating the Windows Insider Program for IT Professionals into your deployment plans enables you to prepare your organization for Windows 10, to deploy new services and tools more quickly, to secure your applications, to increase productivity giving you confidence in the stability of your environment.