Collection of all Microsoft User Voices


#UPDATED 8th June 2017

Microsoft have been using User Voice to gage your input and development ideas for their products over the last few years but there are lot of them out there than you realise *trust me there are a lot more than I had realised and I’m sure I’ve missed a lot too.

Having heard and spoken to different product teams they sit down as a team every week or other week and look at the new requests, the votes and comments added and decide if it is something that should be added or prioritied for the product.  Not all product teams do the same but I hope this list helps for you to add the right feedback you want for the developments you want in Microsoft services.  If you know of any that I missed please tweet me and I will update the list.


Windows and Management



Visual Studio and Development




Microsoft Execs Visit Great Barr School


I don’t normally talk about my own school in my blog posts but there are a few things I do want to bring up.

Thursday last week was a very big day for me as I had 5 visitors from Microsoft visiting the school.  To me, having any Microsoft employee visiting the school is really big but these guys weren’t any Microsoft employees as we have 2 Microsoft Corporate Executives.

They were visiting the school to see what we had done with our IT and also gave me a opportunity to show our Learning Gateway (SharePoint, Exchange, Moodle, OCS/CWA, TSGateway).

We have deployed a whole new domain, SharePoint, OCS, Exchange, Office 2007, Vista etc aiming to turn the school around with the Technology and E-Learning within a few months.  Well we’re achieved this, even though we have done a lot we have so much more to do and we are now looking at Moodle for course delivery.

It was great to have these guys visiting and you can read Ray Fleming (from Microsoft) report of the day at his blog – Click Here

Anoop Gupta and Michael Golden were the two Executives visiting and we were delighted to have them at the school.  We even had them competing with a class group on Nintendo DSs on Brain Training.  How quickly can you do 100 simply maths questions.  Anoop did his in 2 minutes 15 seconds, that’s 1 question every 2 seconds!  So quick!!


Thanks for coming to visit us at Great Barr School

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Microsoft Surface: In the UK at last


I was at the Microsoft Headquarters in the UK at the beginning of the month and they had just taken delivery of a demo Microsoft Surface.


Microsoft Surface is a new interactive screen that is the same height as a coffee table and allows the users to move objects around on the screen. You can also add objects to the screen and should it be programmed to it can recognise objects places on top like mobile phones, ID cards or casino chips.


I’ve heard that the first one in the UK is going to a school so very interested to see how it is used.

Here is a rubbish photo I took while I was there.  This example program is a pool of water and if you touch it slightly you get a little ripple of water.  Push your finger on it and you get a bigger ripple as the touch screen technology and detected the amount of pressure.  I did think at this time what would happen to the water if I punch the screen but I decided not to in case I hurt my hand.


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