A FEATURE REQUEST/PETITION for Windows 10 is gathering pace as users continue to be frustrated at the lack of information about updates in the new operating system.
Windows 10 is the first version to feature a rolling programme of updates rather than the traditional Patch Tuesday, the idea being that 'Windows-as-a-service' requires silent updates with no interaction.
However, the populous continue to disagree with this policy. Around 1800 people signed up to the request: 'Can we get coherent KB articles for Windows 10 updates and not rambling lists of files that were changed?'
The Windows User Voice portal cites an article from The Register in which a Microsoft spokesperson said: "As we have done in the past, we post KB articles relevant to most updates which we’ll deliver with Windows-as-a-service.
"Depending on the significance of the update and if it is bringing new functionality to Windows customers, we may choose to do additional promotion of new features as we deploy them."
But this is causing compatibility problems, headaches and a massive loss of empowerment for many users. After all, if you report a bug, and the updates are silent, how do you know whether Microsoft thinks it's fixed or not?
Microsoft has said that it "might" be slightly more transparent in future, but this is cold comfort for enterprises that have taken an early leap to Windows 10.
It seems as though it could be a showstopper too. At the last count, 75 million machines had upgraded to Windows 10, but only 1.5 million of them were enterprise.
Microsoft doesn't just need Windows 10 to work, it needs it to work for businesses, because that's where the big bucks are. Right now, the vast majority of them are using Windows 7, a source of major embarrassment for the company.
The news comes in the same week that Microsoft was outed by The INQUIRER as downloading Windows 10 as an Automatic Update along with security patches, even if the user had not 'reserved' a copy and had no intention of upgrading. µ
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And a ridiculous competition
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