App Preview Program for Windows 10 to be launched soon
Microsoft testing a Preview program for built-in Windows 10 apps
Microsoft is internally testing a new Preview program for core Windows 10 apps like Camera, Photos and Outlook. The App Preview Program will be separate from Windows Insider, which means it’s for users who want to test new app features, but without installing beta Windows 10 builds.
Some users have already received an invitation to join the beta program for Windows Camera, with a message informing that “You’ll be one of the first to try out new features in the preview version of Camera, and your feedback will shape the future of the app”. (via Thurrott)
This would be a welcome change for many, as new features could be released to the apps without the need of joining the Insider program for OS Preview builds. Currently, all beta app releases are rolled out first to the Inisder ring for testing, while the regular users should wait more for the update. With Windows 10, Microsoft separated the core apps from the operating system, making them independent via updates from the Store. There is no mention of whether the App Previews will be only for Windows 10, or those on the mobile version will also be able to test new features. On Saturday last week, we surprisingly received a new version of Photos for Windows 10 Mobile, which was the first app update since Spring 2017.