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:
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.