Change.org Petition Calls for Microsoft to Revamp Windows 10 Updates
Thousands sign a Change.org petition asking Microsoft's CEO to address Windows 10's controversial update policies.Microsoft's Windows 10 update policy, though meant to respond more nimbly to a rapidly shifting, cloud-enabled technology landscape, has drawn the ire of IT professionals. Despite some early indications that the operating system has a bright future in the enterprise, many administrators are distrustful of the software giant for its lack of transparency concerning the content of Windows 10 patches. Concerned about their organizations' privacy and security, they fault Microsoft for not publishing a comprehensive list of bug fixes and feature additions. This summer, Jim Alkove, corporate vice president of Microsoft Enterprise and Security at Microsoft, told attendees at a press event at the company's Redmond, Wash., headquarters that Microsoft "heard that feedback from enterprise customers, and so we're actively working on how we provide them with the information to understand what's changing and what new capabilities and new value they're getting with these updates." Now, thousands of people are petitioning the company's CEO Satya Nadella to overhaul the Windows 10 patching process and provide both IT professionals and end users with more thorough documentation.
A Change.org petition, started by Susan Bradley, a security specialist and Microsoft MVP, calls for Microsoft to provide Windows 10 users with more control over their updates. "We need the ability to delay or hide damaging updates that impact the computing experience, have undesirable side effects such as blue screens of death, or reduce the functionality to attached devices," states the petition.