MSDN feature suggestions

Have an idea for how we can improve the overall experience on MSDN? If so, we’d love to hear it. You can submit a new idea or you can upvote and comment on existing ideas. Suggestions, comments, and votes will be reviewed directly by the engineering teams who are responsible for building MSDN.

This site is for feature suggestions and ideas, not for submitting bugs or to get support. To file a bug or get support, visit MSDN troubleshooting and support.

Thanks from all of us on the MSDN Engineering team!

I suggest you ...

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can vote and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can vote on it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  1. Points awarded for feedback and error reporting

    Reward the volunteers through points and/or awards for contributions that are incorporated into the functionality of the Forums. Reward the volunteers through points and/or awards for posting Errors in the Forums. It doesn't make sense that volunteers find mistakes and post it to the feedback and we don't get recognition but the guys that say "yeah were going to fix that" get rewarded for acknowledging that we found it for them.

    12 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      I agree to the terms of service
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      3 comments  ·  MSDN Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Email notifications for replies to started Visual Studio Gallery discussions

      I often start a discussion in the Visual Studio Gallery in the Q&A section of an extension.
      I have currently no notification, if someone reacted on my posting, so I have to take interactively a look to get to know replies.
      Why not sending a notification to the already known email address, so that I no about the reply?

      11 votes
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        I agree to the terms of service
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
        0 comments  ·  MSDN Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide ability to chat or atleast leave messages for other MSDN users

        Many times, we have need to contact the poster or the answerer for details on their experiences. These are not possibly questions that the entire board will be intersted in (Case in point, a question poster was creating a custom tool and I wanted to contact them for details on the tool and how I could collaborate with them). This is not information that I would want to post in the question thread as it is not relevant. Hence, a need for either leaving messages or providing a chat interface with MSDN users.

        11 votes
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          I agree to the terms of service
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          0 comments  ·  MSDN Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Show my MCP transcript

          It would be nice to see my certifications, perhaps some sort of gamification (badges, rankings) would be nice.

          6 votes
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            I agree to the terms of service
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            0 comments  ·  MSDN Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • How about this: I call Microsoft's Answer Desk about 10:30 in the morning with a minor problem. The tech rep spends an hour in control of

            How about this: I call Microsoft's Answer Desk about 10:30 in the morning with a minor problem. The tech rep spends an hour in control of my computer, downloads all kinds of things, changes all my settings. I get off the phone with her and discover my computer totally doesn't work. I can't run photoshop, can't print, can't do anything.

            So, I put the computer in safe mode and go back to the answer desk. Two different tech reps now tell me that they will fix the problems the morning's rep caused for $99 an hour or for $149 for…

            6 votes
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              I agree to the terms of service
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              1 comment  ·  MSDN Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • make it possible to have individual / company account behind same user id/password

              Now I can't create Windows Store/Phone account to my company without creating new password/profile etc. not nice.

              5 votes
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                I agree to the terms of service
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                0 comments  ·  MSDN Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 4 votes
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  I agree to the terms of service
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  0 comments  ·  MSDN Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • hybrid

                  T650i

                  3 votes
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    I agree to the terms of service
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    0 comments  ·  MSDN Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • I suggest you don't deamand personal details

                    Why am I asked again for idea when Kaspersky is my only trusted protection?

                    3 votes
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      I agree to the terms of service
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                      1 comment  ·  MSDN Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 3 votes
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        I agree to the terms of service
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        0 comments  ·  MSDN Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • put more naked girls on dis websit brah

                        you smell bad lololololololol

                        3 votes
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          I agree to the terms of service
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          1 comment  ·  MSDN Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow to join two accounts into one

                          Over the history I created two accounts (for whatever reason). There should be an option to merge these into one. It's ok if the action is irreversible, and if I have to destroy the other account I don't use. Or, if that's too complicated, at least allow me to migrate posts and achievements to the other account.

                          3 votes
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            I agree to the terms of service
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                            0 comments  ·  MSDN Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • mast

                            Yes

                            3 votes
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              I agree to the terms of service
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              0 comments  ·  MSDN Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • make it easy to update your msdn magazine home address

                              I am trying to update my home address and up to now I cannot find where to do it.

                              3 votes
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                I agree to the terms of service
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                0 comments  ·  MSDN Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • How About Ghostmachine Comes and plays For MICROSOFT

                                How About Ghostmachine Comes and plays For MICROSOFT

                                3 votes
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  I agree to the terms of service
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                  0 comments  ·  MSDN Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 2 votes
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    I agree to the terms of service
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    0 comments  ·  MSDN Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • How do I edit my signature for posted questions

                                    How do I edit my signature for posted questions

                                    2 votes
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      I agree to the terms of service
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      1 comment  ·  MSDN Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Singh

                                      Ggdye

                                      2 votes
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        I agree to the terms of service
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                        0 comments  ·  MSDN Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • FRee!!! Baylor Bears vs Buffalo Bulls Live. Streaming. Football

                                        News for Baylor vs Buffalo Live Baylor vs Buffalo Live
                                        Tech News Buffalo Bulls vs Baylor Bears Football: Game Time, TV
                                        Hustle Belt (blog) ‎- 9 hours ago

                                        http://www.us-stream.com/watch-ncaa-football-stream-online/

                                        http://www.us-stream.com/watch-ncaa-football-stream-online/

                                        http://www.us-stream.com/watch-ncaa-football-stream-online/

                                        http://www.us-stream.com/watch-ncaa-football-stream-online/

                                        Everything you need to know to watch the Bulls home game vs no RADIO: Buffalo fans can listen to a live radio broadcast of this game on
                                        Baylor vs Buffalo: Game time, live stream, TV coverage
                                        SIcom‎ - 9 hours ago
                                        Watch Baylor Bears vs Buffalo Bulls Live Stream + NCAA Tech News‎ - 2 hours ago
                                        More news for Baylor vs Buffalo Live
                                        Watch Baylor vs Buffalo…

                                        1 vote
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          I agree to the terms of service
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                          0 comments  ·  MSDN Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 1 vote
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            I agree to the terms of service
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                            0 comments  ·  MSDN Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          ← Previous 1
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          MSDN feature suggestions

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base