The most prestigious level of Insider access remains Alpha, which requires you to be picked by Microsoft from a pool of people already in the program for more than three months who have offered a lot of feedback.
The Xbox Insider Program is a community that lets Xbox users help Microsoft test and evaluate upcoming system updates before they are released to the public.
The overarching system will remain the same, with four different groups or rings of users, each giving you varying levels of early access. As a result of this feedback, starting today we're better recognizing your participation and dedication by activating user-selected ring shifts - available for those who have reached certain Xbox Insider XP and tenure milestones - for fans to enroll in previously "closed" rings.
The Alpha ring, for example, is now able to test the new dashboard design that was announced recently, before this trickles down to Beta and the newly branded Delta and Omega tiers. In other words, if you have a Dev Center account, then you're ready to publish your game to Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs.
Obviously, more system updates means more bandwidth taken up downloading them. Nine games are available right now in a section called "Creators collection" in the Xbox Store.
The new Xbox Line Creators Program gives budding developers an avenue to create and publish their own games to Xbox One and Windows 10, with a streamlined certification process and "no concept approval required". Not yet an Xbox Insider and interested in joining the program? There won't be any achievements or Xbox Live integration, but devs will get access to Game Hubs, Clubs, and algorithmic promotion on Microsoft's various app stores.