Microsoft Connect

May 20th, 2010

 

 

A primary focus of our next few releases will be on our “site-wide” experiences: clearer site purpose; clear call-to-actions; engagement discovery; expectation setting; feedback tracking; etc. 

 

We invite you to give us your feedback, as well as to join our Connect Improvement Program to discuss these changes in our newsgroups.

 

In this upcoming release, a new Home Page and Product Directory will be introduced:

 

 

HOME PAGE

 

 Connect Home Page

 

Main Changes

 

·         Cleaner and simpler UI

 

·         Clear call to action: find products accepting feedback

 

·         Product/Program search

 

·         Clearer site focus: bugs and suggestions for Microsoft products currently accepting community feedback

 

·         Showcase user’s feedback impact on Microsoft products

 

·         Connect-wide news by the Connect team

 

 

 

 

PRODUCT DIRECTORY

 

 Connect Product Directory

 

 

Main Changes

 

·         Easier-to-navigate directory, including column sorting

 

·         Feedback Centric: products not currently accepting bugs or suggestions moved to secondary screen

 

·         Product/Program search

 

·         Display User Status in Programs

 

·         Products belong to only one category

 

·         Product Logo added

 

·         Grid shows the type of feedback currently being accepted and the audience availability