Shareholders pressure Microsoft into expanding its right-to-repair efforts

Enlarge / The Surface Pro 8’s replaceable SSD.Andrew Cunningham

Microsoft’s Xbox and Surface hardware may be getting easier to repair, according to a press release from shareholder advocacy nonprofit As You Sow. According to the announcement, Microsoft has agreed to evaluate and expand the repair options for its products “by the end of 2022.” Specifically, the company has agreed to:

Complete a third-party study evaluating the environmental and social impacts associated with increasing consumer access to repair and determine new mechanisms to increase access to repair, including for Surface devices and Xbox consoles Expand the availability of certain

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