Microsoft Disables Controversial Wi-Fi Sharing Features In Windows 10


Microsoft Disables Controversial Wi-Fi Sharing Features In Windows 10

Sharing Wi-Fi network access in Windows 10 is now slightly more hard thanks to the removal of the Wi-Fi Sense feature, which Microsoft announced this week.

Windows 10 Redstone is a huge upgrade, and even brings a number of new features for Windows 10 Mobile. 'We have removed the Wi-Fi Sense feature that allows you to share Wi-Fi networks with your contacts and to be automatically connected to networks shared by your contacts, ' explained Microsoft's Gabe Aul in a blog post detailing changes to the latest Windows 10 beta.

The new build also contains a slew of fixes for known issues such as problems with DRM-protected content, bugs causing audio content to crash and an issue causing the search box on the Language Settings page to crash.

The feature is part of Microsoft Wi-Fi sense, which is a set of utilities that understands and simplifies Wi-Fi usage scenarios.

SITA, the corporation that provides information technology and services to the air transport industry, has partnered with Microsoft to create a Windows 10 universal app for ground operations at airports.

"Instead of extracting and loading extensions from a local folder, all available extensions can now be downloaded directly from the Windows Store". That way, all future updates for the extensions will be downloaded and installed automatically from the Store itself. In addition to making the upgrade available to users at no charge, Microsoft has also been prodding users running older systems to upgrade with automated reminders. That includes real-time web notifications from participating websites and swipe navigation for moving back and forward. Users can middle click to dismiss notifications in the Action Center and open web links automatically in applications. Microsoft said this feature, which had existed in previous versions of Windows 10 Mobile, was one of the top 10 most requested. With the latest update, users will also be required to re-install the extensions again from the Windows Store.

"With the new BizTalk server 2016 and Logic Apps releases coming soon, you will be able to connect to traditional systems and cloud-native applications easily".