Microsoft promises transparency for future Windows 10 updates

Microsoft has promised greater disclosure on the contents of Windows 10 updates, following complaints from users over the current clandestine approach.

After Windows 10 device owners reacted negatively to background updates and little clarify in terms of the contents of updates, Redmond is changing tack.

The firm is now promising detailed release notes with each patch or update and a new website where users can keep tabs on the update history.

A Microsoft spokesperson said (via The Verge): “After listening to feedback regarding the level of disclosure for Windows 10 updates, we decided to implement a new system for communicating updates to the operating system.

“Today we are rolling out the Windows 10 update history site, a hub for the release notes that will accompany each update and serve as a historical record of prior release notes.”

The Windows Update History site is now live and will be updated as and when new updates are launched.

See also: 8 Annoying Windows 10 problems and how to fix them

Today’s release of Windows 10 v.1511 offers no new operating system features, but plenty of fixes for existing issues.

Issues with authentication, update installation and operating system installation have been nixed. Meanwhile, the issue of the Microsoft Edge browser caching URLs in private browsing mode has also been fixed.

Another signification fix is for an issue that prevented users installing apps and updates from the Windows Store and Windows Update simultaneously.

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