A lot of people in the Exchange Server community have good ideas about how Microsoft Exchange Server could be improved. After all, customers are working with the product in real world situations, so they are well placed when it comes to discovering bugs or making feature suggestions.

Some customers have the size and status to communicate directly with Microsoft, but a large portion of customers have no effective way to get their ideas heard.

This week a new channel for community-driven feedback has been launched at exchange.ideascale.com (a similar one for Lync has been around for some time now).

The site essentially allows anyone to submit an idea, or vote up/down other people’s ideas, and have their voice heard and their ideas see the light of day.


A handful of good ideas are already on the site and receiving votes, so head over now and check it out. If you’ve got ideas to share by all means add them.

It’s early days, and this is an unofficial feedback channel, so it remains to be seen whether the Exchange product group will make use of the feedback. However I can say that a number of MVPs are keen to see more community opinions outside of those they hear directly from their own customers, and so they we will be watching it closely.

About the Author

Paul Cunningham

Paul is a former Microsoft MVP for Office Apps and Services. He works as a consultant, writer, and trainer specializing in Office 365 and Exchange Server. Paul no longer writes for Practical365.com.


  1. Rob Dodds

    I would like the ability to set which messages, or contacts, trigger a notification on my iphone when I get a new email. Also, the ability to sync with the iphone’s gps to turn off notifications when I’m in the office.

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