Users have been complaining to Microsoft for months as Windows 10 updates did not come with information regarding what exactly the updates contained. The practice started with the release of Windows 10 in July 2015.
Microsoft is finally reversing its decision to withhold information surrounding Windows 10 updates, as it has created a Windows 10 Update History website that contains all the changes that are included in past and future patches coming to the operating system.
According to Microsoft, the decision to create the Windows 10 Update History website was driven by user feedback. The website will include summaries of all the important developments that are included for each Windows 10 update, with links provided for additional details.
Microsoft added that the page will be refreshed regularly as the company releases more updates for Windows 10.
While regular users will not really need to know all the changes being applied to their Windows 10 devices with every update, the Windows 10 Update History website will be very beneficial for power users and IT administrators of companies. Knowing what is included in the Windows 10 updates will allow them to monitor the changes being applied and trace back to the updates if certain software installed on the computers are suddenly not functioning.
In the website, Microsoft also explained that it is releasing updates to two branches of Windows 10, the first of which is the branch from the initial launch of Windows in July 2015 and the second is the branch from the November 2015 update, which contained several new features.
Most users have automatically been moved from the July branch to the November branch, but some customers on the Professional, Education and Enterprise models of Windows 10 can choose to stay on the July branch, with a maximum time of 10 years for some Enterprise users.
Recently, Microsoft has started to become more aggressive in pushing users to upgrade their computers to Windows 10, with the operating system now tagged as a "Recommended Update" for users still running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
Microsoft has set a goal of reaching 1 billion users on Windows 10 by next year.