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Last September, Microsoft released a Windows Insider Lab for Enterprise. Test users of Windows 10 Insider for Business were able to test new, enterprise-focused functions there. This week, Microsoft has refreshed that Insider Lab for Enterprise – also known as Olympia Corp.

Microsoft’s hope is to attract more business test users to the program. And so the company comes up with Olympia V2. It is the next step to enable Windows Insiders to try out new and pre-release Windows 10 Enterprise features, Microsoft writes in the announcement.

The Olympia programme

When Olympia V1 was launched, Microsoft only accepted a small number of Windows Insiders in the trial. Those who were active in the test program were given access to Windows 10 Enterprise and Office 365. Within V1, Microsoft itself set up a testing company and asked users to add their devices and try out the Windows 10 Enterprise functions.

New in V2 is the possibility for users to set up their own test companies. Within these test companies, users can try out functions from both an administrator’s and a user’s perspective. Think in particular of pre-release Windows 10 Enterprise features such as Windows Information Protection, Windows Defender Application Guard and Advanced Threat Protection.

More options

Olympia V2 users can also set up a Microsoft 365 system and manage the test environment. Participants also have access to System Center Configuration Manager preview, Office 365, Intune, Autopilot and all other Windows 10 Enterprise functions.

To participate in the program, users must be registered as Windows Insider testers. Olympia V2 can then be downloaded and installed from the Microsoft Evaluation Center. Within an installation, a number of virtual machines are placed on a laptop and users are given a manual that explains how to roll out the functions, policies and scenarios that Microsoft wants to test.

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