A few weeks ago, Dona Sarkar, the head of the Windows Insider project, announced the transfer to Microsoft’s Power Platform, and then Microsoft’s CVP Eran Megiddo announced that the company was looking for the right person to take charge of the project. At the recent “Exploring the Future of Windows with The Insider Program” Session, Sarkar announced that Ian Todd, the co-manager of the Partnership Group, which is responsible for the Windows user experience, is “currently Manage the people involved.”
While a long-term appointment is not yet certain, Sarkar’s implication is that Todd will take over the Windows Insider project. During the Session campaign, Sarkar highlighted “Todd’s outstanding performance in managing the Insider project, like a senior executive who has been groping on the project for years.” “
At the event, Todd said he had made in-depth contactwith with Windows Insider team members and was passionate about his current job. Todd is committed to continuing Sarkar’s management ideas and guidelines to move the project forward toward higher goals.
Although not addressed at the meeting, Brandon LeBlanc clarified on Twitter that the position was temporary until a permanent replacement was found:
The meeting itself was interesting at several levels, including John Cable of Windows Servicing, David Weston of Windows Security, Todd, and Amanda of Windows Flighting. Langowski and Jason Grieves of Access. You can watch embedded sessions here and remember that almost all Ignite sessions are now available for viewing.