Microsoft Goes Bug Hunting in Latest Windows 10 Build
Microsoft crowdsources a Windows 10 bug search ahead of this summer's highly anticipated release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.Windows Insiders have a new mission this week: finding and reporting bugs affecting the upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Set to arrive this summer, presumably around July 29 to commemorate a year since Windows 10 launched, the Anniversary Update will bring several highly anticipated features to the operating system, including support for the Bash Unix shell and Docker-compatible Hyper-V containers. As the clock ticks down to the update's unspecified release date, Microsoft has begun an internal effort to unearth bugs and other OS annoyances called the Windows 10 Anniversary Update June Bug Bash. Microsoft isn't going it alone, according to Dona Sarkar, head of the Microsoft Windows Insider program. With build 14366 of the OS for the PC, the software giant is turning to the Windows Insider community for help. "Over the course of the next four days, we will also be publishing multiple Quests inside Feedback Hub that will highlight different areas of the product each day," said Sarkar in a June 14 announcement. Quests are used by Microsoft to encourage users to put test builds of Windows 10 through their paces and report their results by adding a dash of gamification to the proceedings, a tactic increasingly used by enterprise software providers to foster employee engagement and reap the benefits of digital work styles. "We will be looking for feedback on each Quest, but you can also just use all the Windows 10 features and apps you are most passionate about," added Sarkar. Microsoft will be issuing both limited time (24-hour) quests and advanced quests that may require users to change system settings and revert back to previous configurations. Sarkar and her group will be running the quest-driven Bug Bash through June 19.