It’s simple, we let the customers tell us the priority of the issue. We’re basing the priority value on the customer average rating and number of votes. Here’s an example:

 

Priority 1: Average vote value is 4.5 or higher and 6 or more people have voted on the issue.

Priority 2: Average vote value is 4.0 or higher and 3 or more people have voted on the issue.

 

So we encourage customers to honestly on bugs and suggestions so we can focus on the most important issues first and the smaller issues later.

 

Marie Hagman

Visual Studio

Program Manager