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Microsoft Will Start Releasing Windows 10 Update Notes


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while there are undoubtedly many issues and concerns users have with Windows 10, one of them is finally being addressed. After announcing last year that there will be improved documentation for Windows 10 Updates, Microsoft has started releasing Update release notes for the latest updates. Each new update patch will now come with a summary of major fixes along with notes about function and security changes. For now, only security fixes come in more detail while other changes are still only vaguely documented.

Before this release, Windows 10 updates did not come with any release notes, meaning system administrators had no idea what the update was changing, making the patch a crapshoot if compatibility issues arose. The only notes about releases came from the preview beta or Windows Insider branch of the OS where some notes were released. The move to strip away release notes were largely seen as a cost saving measure and due to the move to Windows as a service.

It seems like in this case user and enterprise pushback was enough to force some changes from Microsoft. It didn’t even take up that many resources to create as Microsoft was already creating release notes for internal OEM partner use. Simply releasing these to consumers as well isn’t that much more work. Hopefully, we may yet see Microsoft act on other concerns that users have about Windows 10, like forced automatic updates and various privacy concerns.


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post #2 of 16
A step in the right direction but not all that helpful since it's only security updates and also since unless you're on Enterprise edition the best you can do is delay updates anyway.
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Well, it's a start and an indication that they are feeling the heat.

Now, onto the rest of the problems. Let's hope that it doesn't take them an additional six months to address each one.
 
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About darn time. Well done! thumb.gif
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A step in the right direction, but c'mon MS, stop being so shady!
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Need the option to select, defer and install updates separately. Right now, when you defer updates, they pile up, when you install, they all install. They could go with the normal update procedure for Pro and Enterprise while Home would get everything automatically. Could be the selling point for Pro, its a tad expensive, more money from power users, money is money lol.
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Originally Posted by Catscratch View Post

Need the option to select, defer and install updates separately. Right now, when you defer updates, they pile up, when you install, they all install. They could go with the normal update procedure for Pro and Enterprise while Home would get everything automatically. Could be the selling point for Pro, its a tad expensive, more money from power users, money is money lol.

I would be all in on windows 10 if they kept the Home version as is but offered the Pro version with full user control over updates and the ability to remove ALL telemetry.

The problem is that having full control over updates still wouldn't do you any good because they still are only telling consumers what's in the security updates but still not disclosing what's in all the other updates.
post #8 of 16
This is great! Definitely the right way to go.
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Good move, if I am to have updates forced down my throat, at least give details on what they are.
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post #10 of 16
Read carefully everyone before you get excited, only security fixes are more detailed, everything else is just as vague as before. This sounds like a PR stunt that changes nothing. It's not the security fixes I'm worried about, it's all the other changes they implement that they feel we don't need to know about.
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