Have an idea, groan or want to input on new and existing features? Microsoft recently have started to use User Voice sites to allows customers to input on new and existing features.
This is a great way to allow you to voice your requirements to feed into the product offerings. If the feature you suggest has enough votes with the community of users then Microsoft may include this into a future release. There may also be other suggestions useful to you and your organisation, then vote on it, the greater ideas’ popularity will become the more likely it will be incorporated.
It does work, I have submitted a few ideas myself and voted on existing ideas that have come to fruition.
You have a limited number of votes on your own idea and others, however once the site administrator has either completed or declined your idea these get returned to you.
It’s a good idea to provide as much information as possible to the suggestion to help the tech guys the other end understand the problem your idea is trying to solve.
Bear in mind, these are suggestions only, Microsoft may decline the idea, but don’t let that put you off, advertise your User Voice idea to gain popularity through social media sites, you have nothing to lose by trying.
Here is the location of some User Voice sites for the common products:
SharePoint Server and SharePoint Online – http://sharepoint.uservoice.com/
- Office 365 Developer – http://officespdev.uservoice.com/
- Azure – https://feedback.azure.com/forums/34192–general-feedback
- Power BI – https://support.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi
- Office 365 – http://office365.uservoice.com/
- Windows – https://windows.uservoice.com/forums/265757-windows-feature-suggestions
- Office Mix – https://officemix.uservoice.com/forums/248840-general
- OneNote – https://onenote.uservoice.com/
- Visual Studio – http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio
- Cortana – http://cortana.uservoice.com/
- Office Forms – http://officeforms.uservoice.com/
https://docs.com/darrell-webster/1192/microsoft-uservoice-com-sites, credit goes to Darrell Webster for the curation of some of the User Voice sites.