Took its time, but the Microsoft 365 Insider Program is finally here. It joins other preview programs that the company has, including Windows, Xbox and Office.
This is Redmond simply evolving its IT professionals focused Windows Insider for Business program.
The company may not be promoting it much, but regular Microsoft watcher The Walking Cat was the first to spot it earlier this week. According to the company, this program is targeted at people working in IT who want to keep up with the latest in enterprise changes across Windows, Office and more.
Microsoft even has a sign-up page up for those who want to become Microsoft 365 Insiders.
“We know that all of you who work in IT want to help us create what’s next and so, we are announcing a new initiative for tech heroes like you. If you’re all in on Windows and Office and are looking to speed up your digital transformation even more, we invite you to join our new Microsoft 365 Insider Program.
By signing up for this program, you will be getting all your enterprise news, events and community in one place as well as a clear path into what’s next for collaboration, productivity and security.
In the coming months, we’ll be looking to your help to create this program to make you even more successful in your career and help make your business more competitive.”
The Windows and Office Insider programs will, obviously, continue to run independently for now, while the Microsoft 365 Insider Program will strike a partnership with the Office Insider Program.
Microsoft plans to add test builds for Intune for the Insiders who sign up for this new initiative.
Intune is the company’s enterprise mobility management service. Makes sense, given that Microsoft 365 is a bundle of Windows Enterprise, Office 365 Enterprise and Enterprise Mobility + Security technologies.
That said, the name of the Microsoft 365 Insider Program my change to Microsoft Insiders, even though the focus will remain on business users through and through.