Dear Microsoft — we need to talk.
Recently, you pushed out a new preview version of Windows 11 and snuck in a major change that many of us in IT aren’t happy about. You first made this change in Windows 11 Home, where you required users to install the operating system with an Internet connection and set up the system with a Microsoft account. (At the time, many thought requiring a Microsoft account for Home users was a good idea.)
Now, you’ve released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22557 that mandates a Microsoft account when installing even Windows 11 Professional. For many, this is not a mandate we feel is appropriate.