Wednesday May 11, 2016

Microsoft Removing Windows 10 Wi-Fi Network Sharing Feature

After a bunch of negative feedback, Microsoft has decided to remove the Wi-Fi Sense password-sharing feature from Windows 10. Listed at the bottom of the page under "other items of note" is the following:

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. The cost of updating the code to keep this feature working combined with low usage and low demand made this not worth further investment. Wi-Fi Sense, if enabled, will continue to get you connected to open Wi-Fi hotspots that it knows about through crowdsourcing.