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Microsoft is Finally Providing Windows 10 Cumulative Update Information

Windows 10 SecurityOne of the bigger complaints in the Windows 10 community about Windows 10 updates is the lack of information about them. For instance, when it rolled out cumulative update KB3124262, the only information we got was “This update includes improvements to enhance the functionality of Windows 10 Version 1511.” Needless to say, that doesn’t tell us much.

I brought up this issue early when the company started releasing cumulative updates for Windows 10 in my article: Windows 10 Gets New Cumulative Update KB3081455, Should We Know What’s in These?

At that time, in response to a Twitter user, Gabe Aul stated: “We don’t do full change lists, it is too tough to manage and doesn’t really add any value.” That response certainly didn’t win over any fans, especially those who control a networked environment.

Microsoft Launches Windows 10 Update History Page

Microsoft appears to be listening to its user’s complaints and today launched the Windows 10 Update History page.

We’re committed to our customers and strive to incorporate their feedback, both in how we deliver Windows as a service and the info we provide about Windows 10. In response to this feedback, we’re providing more details about the Windows 10 updates we deliver through Windows Update. You’ll see a summary of important product developments included in each update, with links to more details. This page will be regularly refreshed, as new updates are released.

This type of transparency is what hardcore fans of Microsoft and Windows 10 have been wanting to see for some time now.

Today Microsoft launched a new cumulative update KB3135173, and we linked to the update history page where you can see a full changelog of what the update contains. Even the Support page for today’s cumulative update contains more data about the update than is usually provided.

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The good news is that we can now go to the Windows 10 update history page to always have a list of what’s happening with the new OS.

What’s your take? Are you happy that Microsoft is being more transparent about its Windows 10 cumulative updates? Leave a comment below and let us know your thoughts.

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6 Responses to Microsoft is Finally Providing Windows 10 Cumulative Update Information

  1. willard cottrell February 10, 2016 at 10:24 am #

    I am finding it annoying that my machines are starting to cause a number of crashes and going to blue screen with this message: page error in non paged area (stdriverx64)

    Trying to resolves this for me (a person with a smattering of ignorance about computers) impossible since the microsoft site is devoid of any realtime-real people support. All the articles I’ve read are more gobblygook than helpful suggestions.

    I’ve got three machines giving me this error serendipitously and all serve different purposes and have very little in common.

    Windows 10 worked well all around since aug and now its turning up to be a pain in the ass.

  2. Heiko February 10, 2016 at 10:32 am #

    Good article and link Brian, good to see what we get in the cumulative updates.
    Yes, I know some people are not interested, me being a Geek like to know all this information.
    Again, Thank You.

  3. gjohnson February 10, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

    About time!
    Microsoft badly needs to treat us all as valued customers rather than as tho we are ‘captured’ and compelled to use MS Windows.
    More respect please MS and that means honesty & transparency.

    • P February 15, 2016 at 5:03 am #

      I agree!

  4. P February 15, 2016 at 5:01 am #

    I agree with all above, especially gjohnson. Also, if you (groovy post) has any influence with the individuals at Microsoft, could you please encourage them to:

    State the problem in common user terms and state what the update will accomplish in user terms. We should not have to rise to their level of computer knowledge at the user level; they should come down to ours.

    Thank you,

  5. gjohnson February 15, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

    We agree.

    Anyway some update information is better than what we have had so somebody in MS may have heard us & may even be trying to make improvements on our behalf in the background – perhaps against pressures.
    So many thanks MS for this welcome advance! So far……………

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