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Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by reecehope, Jul 28, 2006.
i really want to tell microsoft of an idea i have how do i do this?
Find the correct newsgroup for your product group (This one is for the
Microsoft Access database product) and make a suggestion. Ask one of the MVPs
to forward it to their Microsoft lead.
Arvin Meyer, MCP, MVP
Free Access downloads
> i really want to tell microsoft of an idea i have how do i do this?
>i really want to tell microsoft of an idea i have how do i do this?
You have several options:
1.) Post a suggestion. Find a newsgroup that is appropriate and post your
2.) Use one of the many "Contact Us" methods available on the following Web
3.) Make the effort.
First, fix the seven mistakes you made when you wrote your message. It's
not exactly a good first impression when you make seven mistakes in less
than two seconds of your first contact. No one of consequence will take you
seriously if you can't express yourself with correct grammar, spelling,
capitalization, and punctuation. While they may overlook a single mistake
in a written sentence, making multiple mistakes tells them, "I don't know
what I'm doing, and I'm not willing to learn how. Furthermore, I really
don't care that everyone knows this about me, because their opinions don't
count in my world."
Next, determine what category your idea falls into. Is it an idea for a
software application? Is it an idea to help them run one of their business
divisions? Is it an idea to help them manage their employees? Is it an
idea to help them win a lawsuit? Is it an idea to help them improve their
public image? If it's an idea that is copyrightable or patentable, then get
that copyright or patent before you contact Microsoft to prevent any
argument about ownership of that idea or any derivatives thereof. Perhaps
it's an idea where you need an attorney to help you protect your rights
during any presentation or business negotiations. If so, hire one before
you even think of contacting Microsoft. Make sure it's an attorney who
specializes in your area of expertise, especially if it involves
intellectual property, such as a software application.
Next, create a professional presentation for your idea. This can be a
document summarizing your idea and how it will benefit Microsoft. You may
include PowerPoint slides with bullets of the major points you want to make.
If it's a software application, then a demo or proof-of-concept may be in
order. If it's an idea that your business is already using, then documented
proof of its success and a copy of your business plan may be needed as well.
Next, start networking. Do you know anyone who works at Microsoft? If not,
do you know anyone who knows anyone who works at Microsoft? If not, do you
know anyone who knows anyone who knows anyone who works at Microsoft? Find
someone who can introduce you to a manager who can get your idea heard. It
may take several meetings to get you introduced to the right person, but
when you do, you already have the professional presentation of your idea to
hand him so that he can pass it on to others to consider your idea. Your
best bet is to find a manager willing to champion your idea with the
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