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Wi-Fi Sense Feature Gone In Latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by Julio Urquidi, May 12, 2016.

  1. Julio Urquidi

    Julio Urquidi News Editor

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    Microsoft announced that a key feature in Wi-Fi Sense will not be available in its Windows 10 Insider Preview Build as of build 14332.

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    Microsoft said that the cost of maintaining Wi-Fi Sense and its low demand were reasons why the feature was removed from the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build.

    Wi-Fi Sense has drawn concern from users as it automatically connects Outlook, Skype and Facebook contacts to your shared wireless networks. The idea behind the feature was to facilitate granting network access to guests without having to dig around and give visitors Wi-Fi passphrases, however this list of contacts is not a granular one, and only presents an all or nothing option, making the feature unmanageable for those concerned with securing access to their networks.

    In its blog post, Microsoft did say that not all of Wi-Fi Sense will be gone. Users will still be able to automatically connect devices to pre-determined public hotspots, like airports, based on crowd-sourced information.

    According to other reports, the troubled shared Wi-Fi access feature should be gone by the time Microsoft releases its Anniversary Update this summer.
     
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  2. pete y testing

    pete y testing Very Senior Member

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    finally sanity prevails , another dumb connect the world idea gone , hopefully next they will get rid of that dumb login hotspot via facebook crap as well
     
  3. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    Win, Win, mega-Win!

    Seems like MS is a bit more open to user input - even though that input still takes millions of comments :D

    BTW - Even more WIN - woohoo - or rolling coal and smoking tires...

    Yeah - packet geek, wireless dev, gun-nut, and a total democrat - and love horsepower - totally happy right now...
     
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  4. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    sfx2000, was that you driving? :)
     
  5. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    Hehe - it's an old PoS diesel burner... with a big honking turbo that they scavenged from an old Scania truck (in the US, think the 18-wheelers).

    Goes to show - proper engineering overcomes big spends many times... and good engineers share when they can...

    Sometime we're a bit obtuse, but the share is there...

    Share some caring by sharing...
     
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