Amanda Langowski new head of Windows Insider Program

[German]Microsoft has a new face for the Windows Insider program. After the departure of Dona Sarkar, Amanda Langowski will lead this program in the future.


In October 2019, it was announced that Dona Sarkar was leaving the Windows Insider program to work in the Azure developer area to take care of communication with developers in the PowerBI and PowerApps area. At that time there was speculation that the Microsoft Insider program was pretty much finished. I had reported about it in the blog post Dona Sarkar leaves Windows Insider program. A few days ago there has been signs that something happens in future. 

During the virtual MVP-Summit Dona Sarkar already hinted on Twitter that you would soon hear something from Amanda Langowski.

Amanda Langowski as the new head of Insider program

Panos Panay has just announced on Twitter that Amanda Langowski will take over as head of the Windows Insider program.


Langowski has been with Microsoft for 20 years and has been involved in the coordination of beta programs, among other things. Furthermore she was responsible as Program Manager Lead and Senior Program Manager Lead for Windows Mobile and Windows Phone (hopefully not a bad omen). And then she was Principal Program Manager Lead for Windows and Devices. In 2016 she became the lead of the Flighting Platform Team (called Principal Program Manager for Windows Fundamentals, Flighting Platforms & Operations). This team not only coordinates the release of every new build that goes to insiders. The team is also responsible for managing Insider's build options.

Langowski's goal is to put the software developers in touch with the customers in order to incorporate their experience. In this article you will find more information about what you want to do big. I think the crucial point is the question how seriously the Windows Insider program is taken and what happens there in terms of quality.

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