I'm not keeping an accurate count, but I'm sure that I've submitted over 1000 since October. That might sound high, but it's only 10 or 15 a day. Some are bugs many are suggestions based on bugs, and a few are just suggestions. There are 'duplicates' as well - retesting the releases and finding the same bug.
There's plenty to test! One suggestion was for MS to provide a test matrix, either as a new app or as part of the Insider hub tests
It's ridiculous to test a system without a methodology. Of course things changed so much with 9926 that now is a good time for MS to provide everyone with the same tool. The InHub tests can still direct people to areas MS wants a bit more focus, but a larger scale plan would be welcome. I'm sure (or I hope) they have an internal document in QA. Maybe not - QA never generates revenue and they're the first to be laid off ... I watched the entire QA dept. take a walk, about a week after the memo went out saying "There are no plans to lay off 20% of the work force - people are our most important asset. It's just a rumor." Sales and Marketing were unscathed.
They're listening, but they're trying to punch as much stuff in early. The next build will be just as buggy as 9926 was when it came out.
I'd like to see Hey Cortana be configurable
Star Trek: Computer!
2001: Hal, open the pod bay doors
That might be difficult because the catch phrase to alert the service has to be unique enough to distinguish it from normal conversation. Maybe MS could offer a few choices instead of one (no choice).
Since Cortana tells me the mic isn't working I can't play with it. The advice was to configure the mic with more boost - that didn't work, so I told Cortana to get a hearing aid! It didn't hear me
There are plenty of other voice activated things out there cars have it, Dragon speaking has it ... ). Hell, I think plain old voice recognition, circa 1995, worked better that this phone port. At least it heard me, it didn't always figure out what I was saying and the results were often comical.
I think it needs to be more the way people work, than giving commands to a computer. More Sci-fi than geek speak.
Give your computer a name and call your assistant by name.
Harriet, I need you to take dictation. Write a letter to Ozzie Nelson over at Highland Nursing Home.
Dear Mr. Nelson,
I am writing you today to inform you that my 86 your old mother will be moving to another facility. I need to make transportation arrangements from Highland to Heaven's Gate. Please call me at your earliest convenience (000-123-4567)
A mother's son
Harriet, when you're done proof reading the letter, send it via certified post mail.