I want to address the topic of requesting feature changes in Microsoft products, to point to some tools that can help, and to describe ways to use those tools more effectively. This post is based on my experience working on customer requests while being a member of the Microsoft SQL Server team, but you may find the information I provide here useful for other Microsoft products than SQL Server.
So, basically, the problem I am discussing here is that you are working on some project using Microsoft technology and you find out that your work might be much easier if only some feature would be available. How can you ask Microsoft to add that feature to their product? One way to do this is to contact technical support, but there are other ways that I want to address here.
Microsoft, Microsoft Products, Features