Tell Us What You Think

The Office 2007 team wants to know what you think about the features of the beta version. They write, "The best tool to use to give us feedback on Office 2007 Beta 2 is called Send a Smile. Install the Send a Smile tool and two icons are added to the notifications area of the taskbar over by the clock: a happy face to click when you want to give us positive feedback and a sad face to click when there's something you don't like." Read more in Tell Us What You Think About Office 2007 Beta 2.

The tool provides an easy way to send feedback--positive or negative--and sends a screen shot of what you were attempting to do when you clicked the smiley. Pretty clever. (Unfortunately the installation requires a somewhat arduous sign-up/sign-in process.)

And remember, Microsoft is not selling direct but through distribution; couldn't you do something similar in your products?

What are you doing to solicit feedback?

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson was a founding instructor at Pragmatic Institute, a role he held for more than 15 years before he left to start Under10 Playbook. In his return to Pragmatic Institute, Steve supports the complete learning path for product teams, ensuring they are fully armed for success. 

Over the course of his career, Steve has helped thousands of companies and tens of thousands of product professionals implement product management processes. He has worked in the high-tech arena since 1981, rising through the ranks from product manager to chief marketing officer. Steve has experience in technical, sales and marketing management positions at companies that specialize in both hardware and software. In addition, he is an author, speaker and advisor on product strategy and product management.

(0) Comments

Looking for the latest in product and data science? Get our articles, webinars and podcasts.