How should installation and patching work in future versions of Windows?

The Windows engineering teams are making plans for how application installation and patching will work in future versions of the operating system. They have created a survey to provide customers with an opportunity to tell Microsoft what their needs are in this area and what the priorities should be for improving how application patching and installation work. The survey is about 60 questions long and is expected to take about 20 minutes. If you have opinions about this, please consider filling out the survey below.  

Application installation and patching survey:


The MSDN Windows SDK Developer Center is the place to find resources and links to Windows SDK products, release notes, technical articles, and more.

Comments (2)
  1. kruk7 says:

    After first 80 questions and 50 minutes I started clicking "not applicable" on most items. Obviously, the information about me, my company, the company revenue model, number of developers, kind of application, etc., cannot make installers work better on user’s computer. It looks like they don’t care about users and developers – they just collect demographic information. The obvious "priority" to improve any software process (including installation and taking surveys) is to reduce the number of mouse-clicks and key-presses. The survey has no place to input this information, so I post it here 🙂 .

  2. MSDN Archive says:

    Kruk7, thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback.  I’ve passed your comments on to the survey owner.

Comments are closed.

Skip to main content