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Microsoft will stop hiding what's inside Windows 10 updates

Microsoft will stop hiding what's inside Windows 10 updates

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Microsoft's Windows 10 updates have been constant and regular since the operating system's release in July last year. While updates are always welcome, Windows 10 users don't really know what's changing when a patch gets applied. Microsoft rarely releases detailed release notes, and the updates are often applied automatically behind the scenes. To coincide with today's Patch Tuesday (the day Microsoft releases security fixes each month), Microsoft is creating a Windows 10 update history site.

Full release notes for each update

The site is designed to include every update to Windows 10 so there's an historical record. "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," says a Microsoft spokesperson. "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."

Most Windows 10 users won't care what changes on a monthly basis, but the new site will be an important resource for IT admins or power users. Microsoft's new Windows 10 update history site will go live today, and will be updated regularly as soon as Microsoft rolls out its next changes to the OS. Microsoft is currently testing new updates for Windows 10 under the Redstone codename, and we're expecting to hear more about those at the company's Build developer conference next month.