I’m back in Seattle writing another blog post talking about how Microsoft wants your feedback.
I’m attending the Microsoft MVP Summit. To attend this summit, you have to be a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP).
I was fortunate enough to receive this award from Microsoft back in 2009, and I’ve been given the award every year since then.
Originally, I received this award for DirectX and XNA. Then I was awarded for ASP.NET / IIS and now I’m a Windows Development MVP that focuses on Mixed Reality.
One of the big benefits of being a Microsoft MVP is that you get to meet the product teams at Microsoft and provide feedback. I’ve been spending my time between Windows and ASP.NET sessions.
Being able to provide feedback to the product teams is a great perk of being a MVP, but…
Here’s a secret…
You don’t have to be a MVP to provide feedback.
Sometimes it can be easy to think of Microsoft as this massive faceless company that only cares about the bottom line.
As somewhat of an insider, I get to meet the actual product team members that make the great software and products we get to use.
It isn’t a faceless corporation. It is a company made up of tens of thousands of employees who are dedicated to creating great experiences for their customers … you and me.
One way they can do that is by knowing which things they are doing well and which things can be improved.
The feedback forms in many of the applications go to the actual teams that make the product.
You can let your voice be heard by simply providing feedback through the app.
It’s a great privilege to be able to come out to Seattle every year and meet with the product teams. I’m hoping I’ll be fortunate enough to be able to attend next year.
Every year, a theme I hear from the different teams is they want to know how they can improve and what they can do better.
So take the time to let your voice be heard. You don’t have to be a MVP to get Microsoft’s attention.
I made a companion video to this blog post, which you can watch here: