Microsoft has a lot of UserVoice feedback sites where the company allows its users to provide feedback on its products and services. With Windows 10, however, Microsoft introduced a new app called Windows Feedback where users can submit feedback about the OS, and some of the built-in apps on the OS. Recently, Microsoft announced that the company is going to close the Windows and Windows Phone UserVoice feedback sites. According to Microsoft, the sites will be available until November 16th.
With more than 110 million devices running Windows 10, we want to consolidate our feedback tools into one system that will enable our engineering team able to respond faster to the feedback from our community. To get timely user feedback directly to the right feature teams, we developed a built-in “Windows Feedback” app in Windows 10. Windows Feedback gives all engineers in Windows access to the complete set of raw feedback that users provide in the tool. Because it is plugged directly into our engineering system, it not only makes it easy for the engineers to find user feedback, but also makes it easy for them to act on it. Windows Feedback also enabled two-way conversations between engineers and our more than seven million Windows Insiders. This allows you to see if your feedback is in our systems, and ready to be promoted to a work item.
Beginning October 30th, we will be starting our ramp-down process for the Windows Phone UserVoice site. The site will be accessible till November 16th.
The latest announcement could also suggest that we are pretty close to the release of Windows 10 November Refresh update (for desktops), and the release of Windows 10 Mobile shouldn’t be far either. Nonetheless, if you were using the UserVoice feedback sites to submit feedback about Windows Phone and Windows, you should probably start using the Windows Feedback app which offers a better experience.
Thanks, Manu N. and Rabben F. for the tips!