ATOI365D#Office365Challenge I was so fortunate to be at the Microsoft Tech Summit in Johannesburg today and as always I was reminded of how important networking is. The ability to ask questions and give feedback is valuable – for both parties. In this post I’ll share some feedback mechanisms with you and hopefully inspire you to start doing so.

Day:  343 of 365, 22 left
Tools:  Office 365, Microsoft Office
Description: How do I give feedback on Microsoft Office?
Audience:  All

I’ve heard many people complain about things in Office 365 / Microsoft Office, but when I asked them how and if they gave feedback the answer was mostly no. And yes, I am guilty of this too, I don’t give as much feedback as I should. It’s important to remember that our input and feedback has an impact on future updates. I don’t read minds and I’m sure Microsoft doesn’t either. So speak up.

This cartoon by Hugh MacLeod sums it up for me. When we don’t participate – we don’t create. #ThatIsAll. Whether it be positive feedback or telling them what you don’t like. Constructive criticism is an integral part of a continuous improvement process.


How to use the feedback tools:

In Office on the File Tab, click on Feedback. This will allow for 3 different types:

  1. I Like Something
  2. I Don’t Like Something
  3. I have a Suggestion


Both Like and Don’t like opens a similar form. Here you’ll be asked to list what you Like or Don’t, attach a screenshot and confirm the email address on which you could receive a response:2017-02-06-17_49_45-microsoft-office-feedback
Clicking on Suggestions will open a webpage. (You have to be online). You’ll notice below that based on the suggestion it could ask you to vote on similar suggestions already posted.


You can also click on the 🙂 Smiley Face in the top right corner of your ribbon to open the same menus:


Apart from giving the feedback in Office, you can also give feedback on the following websites:

Don’t be part of the problem, be part of the solution.

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.
Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.