For those of you that use software and like to have your say, there are various methods to provide feedback. For example beta testers of Office 2010 have SAS (Send A Smile – or Send a Frown):
For other programs that are full release products, there is the Customer Experience Improvement Program or CEIP. It’s the little box that pops up when you first start most Microsoft products. Most of the time, I choose to send this telemetric data to Microsoft to help improve their products. However, I came across an interesting CEIP experience this morning.
A few days ago, I reported on using QuickBooks and Microsoft’s Small Business Accounting tool, and today when I went to fire up Small Business Accounting, I got the CEIP:
Interestingly enough though, the title says:
Help design the next version of Microsoft Office Accounting
…Hmm, I guess the app must not check home first before it starts as there is no more Office Accounting package