The tip of the sword when it came to Windows Insider Program. He was the face of Microsoft’s bold ambitions with the rollout of Windows 10 and led the Insider program for 18 months. If you ever wanted to know when Windows was going to send out a new patch or new build, Gabe was the man to ask (usually on Twitter). He announced that he would be leaving the Insider Program on June, 1st to commit 100% of his time to the Engineering Systems team.
So now he’s in charge of the builds being released and we couldn’t be happier about that. Gabe’s replacement on the Insider Program is Dona Sarkar.
Mary Jo Foley
Mary Jo is the editor of “All about Microsoft” at ZDnet. She’s been covering Microsoft since 1983, so you should listen to her, because Microsoft sure does. She wrote a book titled, “Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft Plans to Stay Relevant in the Post-Gates Era”. And is featured on a weekly podcast with Paul Thurrott which covers Microsoft news. She’s the one that’s always smiling.
Paul Thurrot is another piece of the trifecta that makes up the “Windows Weekly” podcast. Paul is the tester and does tend to push it a bit when he’s trying something new from Microsoft. Usually landing on the side of, “let’s do this, what could go wrong?”. If you have problems, Paul is the one who has already been there and most likely already has a solution. He’s also a prolific writer.
Is the Editor in Chief of Windows Central. With a constant eye on what Microsoft is doing, he should be one of your first stops for new information, especially if you are looking at mobile news. He can also be seen at any major Microsoft press conference.
Peter is an editor covering Microsoft for Ars Technica. Peter is the one you look to for an honest opinion on new Microsoft products and the one who will always have a well-reasoned opinion. Known to dabble in his own programming projects, he is well versed in the trials and tribulations of programmers.
Dona took over from Gabe as the head of the Windows Insider Program earlier this year. Previously she was the queen of search (you can thank her and her team for Windows Search and File Explorer), and spent years leading Windows beta and community programs. Her key skills lie in gathering feedback and creating communities, so we couldn’t ask for a better Insider lead!
Is the Managing Editor at NeoWin and should not to be confused with this guy. (Although he’s also a Sci-fi fan.) Andy is always quick with a joke and his opinion of a situation or product. For information about a wide variety of topics, without the sugar-coating, Andy is the guy you should trust.
Known as the Obi-Wan of Windows, he has seen it all. A prolific writer with more than 25 books about Windows and an award-winning journalist at ZDNet, with over 20 years of experience. If you have an issue, comment or question, Ed is your guy. If you are interested in Microsoft, Ed is a must follow.
Anand is the owner of “The Windows Club” website and has been a Microsoft MVP for over 10 years and counting. He was inspired to build his website because: Knowledge Grows Only When It Is Shared.
With a knack for getting the greatest Microsoft tips and tricks up on his website, Anand offers a unique perspective through his long work with Microsoft products.
Richard has been a Microsoft MVP since 2010 and he runs the Windows Observer website and produces the weekly Observed Tech Podcast. Though Richard has a particular Windows slant on all of his writings, he has many fields of interest when it comes to technology, including space – this makes sense, as Richard spent almost 30 years with the US Navy.
Publications To Keep An Eye On
With so much information available on the internet, how do you know where to find the best resources for expert information that you really need? Here is a list of five of the best websites for news and information about Microsoft and its products.