Microsoft launched UserVoice-based feedback sites for both Windows and Windows Phone in order to receive suggestions from fans about how to improve those operating systems. Now, with the launch of Windows 10 for the PC and the upcoming release of Windows 10 Mobile for smartphones, Microsoft is retiring the UserVoice sites for Windows and Windows Phone in favor of receiving suggestions directly from the Windows Feedback app.
In posts on both sites, Microsoft says:
"With more than 110 million devices running Windows 10, we want to consolidate our feedback tools into one system that will enable our engineering team able to respond faster to the feedback from our community. To get timely user feedback directly to the right feature teams, we developed a built-in "Windows Feedback" app in Windows 10. Windows Feedback gives all engineers in Windows access to the complete set of raw feedback that users provide in the tool. Because it is plugged directly into our engineering system, it not only makes it easy for the engineers to find user feedback, but also makes it easy for them to act on it. Windows Feedback also enabled two-way conversations between engineers and our more than seven million Windows Insiders. This allows you to see if your feedback is in our systems, and ready to be promoted to a work item."
The Windows Phone and Windows UserVoice sites are currently ramping down their operations but both will still be accessible until November 16.
Thanks to Igor for the tip!