During the reimagine Project Management with Microsoft I had a short breakout session. I choose a topic that has frequented the blog as well.
In the session we discussed some of the top UserVoice items and Brian Smith (Senior Escalation Engineer at Microsoft) mentioned this article to me.
Reading through the article it’s clear that Microsoft is leaving the UserVoice platform and leveriging the Microsoft specific platforms to gather users feedback. These are:
– In-product experiences
– Windows Feedback Hub
– Microsoft Tech Community
– Microsoft Store
– Microsoft Q&A
Have you ever noticed the “send a smile” feature in Project for the Web or any of the other Office 365 products? That’s what is meant with the in-product experiences.
Clicking on that button will open up a new window that gives you 3 options. You either like something, don’t like something or have a suggestion.
Currently the Project applications still use the UserVoice platform with the I have a suggestion option. But we will see a change coming up there.
Microsoft Tech Community, the place to be
So, where do we go when we want to interact specifically with the project product team in Redmond? I would suggest levereging the Microsof Tech community. And specifically this Project hub of locations:
As you can see there are already a number of articles and a active discussion community there. Instead of searching for the locations here are the direct links for all 3.
- Project Blog (which will include articles on new features that I make video’s on)
- Project Support Blog
- Project Discussionboard
I believe UserVoice had a great run. Where for me, I have seen some great interaction with Microsoft and seeing user requested content show up on the applications.
That social guided development is great, and I just hope that Microsoft keeps an open mind and knows how important this is in the current day and age.
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