The recent launch of Microsoft Corporation latest operating system has proven to be a fairly good success. Reviews of Windows 10 have offered very pleasing verdicts in general. This is either evidence of a very decent and accommodating OS, or perhaps most people simply aren’t too quick to badmouth a free upgrade of this scale. The latest version of Windows is not entirely without setbacks though.
Although Windows 10 has largely boosted Microsoft’s user base in a very short time, many users have voiced concerns about how stingy the OS is when it comes relaying update information. Among these complaints, Windows 10 has been flagged for its tendency to invade user privacy.
Will Microsoft Cater for Everyone?
The complaints did not fall on deaf ears. However, it was the voices of the few and not the majority that caught the software giant’s attention. Microsoft VP Jim Alkove assured users that the firm will no longer withhold the details of their OS updates in a press conference earlier this week. It was the concerns of its enterprise user base that made them consider the change, he admits. This led to more concerns from private Windows 10 users who feel like Microsoft is merely catering for its business customers in this regard.
“We’ve heard that feedback from enterprise customers,” Alkove said, “so we’re actively working on how we provide them with information about what’s changing and what new capabilities and new values they’re getting.”
Pleasing corporate entities is a smart move. On the other hand, letting an even greater private user base feel neglected could produce negative effects. Analysts are certain, however, that the changes to Windows 10 Enterprise will be shared with the rest of its customers, since the issue is not limited to business customers alone.
The Stagnant Use of MS Edge
The latest windows OS doesn’t stand alone in the firing line. The new system’s MS Edge – an internet browser produced to rival the likes of Google’s Chrome and Firefox – hasn’t managed to appeal to users. Edge was released as an end to the disliked Internet Explorer, but market share stats have shown that the browser is not favored at all.
August saw Google Chrome lead the browser race with a 44.48 market share. It was followed by IE (10.89) and Firefox in third place with 7.45.
Microsoft has assured that more features will be added in upcoming updates to boost the browser’s functionality.
Battling A Difficult Market
Unhappy Windows 10 customers is not the only thing Microsoft has to deal with. The current state of the economy has not been kind to software stocks. Large software companies have not been immune to the effects of this volatility. Although, analysts are confident that Microsoft and its likes can ride out the volatile market.
UBS analyst Brent Thrill said it may take a while before investors begin to trust software stocks again.
“We do not expect the volatility to clear in the next term, and our conversations with investors indicate a hesitancy to get back in software stocks.” Thrill reports. However, the skepticism will not last, he stated. Though investment is stagnant at the moment, in his view, it won’t be too long before stocks regain lost figures.