Sometimes even good ideas just don’t work out in the real world, and to that end, Microsoft recently announced it’s killing Wi-Fi Sense in Windows 10. In fact, the latest Windows preview build for PCs, build 14342, already removed the feature from Windows Insiders' computers.
Wi-Fi Sense is a controversial Wi-Fi password sharing feature Microsoft added to the original release of Windows 10. The idea was simple enough: click a check box and the passwords for Wi-Fi networks saved to your PC would be seamlessly shared with your friends on Skype, Facebook, and your Outlook.com contacts. That way, your pals' PCs would automatically log into Wi-Fi networks you've already visited and logged into. The feature did not work with enterprise machines or with select workplace Wi-Fi network types.
But the feature created concerns and anxiety among users and critics. Most of those feelings were a little misplaced—you can read our Wi-Fi Sense primer for more details—but many users were understandably concerned about sending their Wi-Fi passwords(even in encrypted form) to Microsoft’s cloud.
Build 14342 also allows installation of addons to Edge through the Windows Store.
Edited by JohnC_21, 11 May 2016 - 09:42 AM.