I’m starting a new feature here at DynamicAccounting.net. Every Tuesday I will link to a worthy suggested feature in Microsoft Connect. Connect is used by the GP team to decide what to put in future releases and users have the opportunity to add suggestions and vote on existing items. Both users and the GP team have their complaints and I’m hoping this will help. Specifically:
- The GP team says too few people vote on feature suggestions
- Users say that it’s hard to find the existing suggestion for their need so they just create a new one. This leads to orphaned requests.
- Users say that they don’t have time to go through suggestions and find items to vote on. They are too busy working.
To address this, I’m highlighting one feature per week. If you don’t think that a particular feature is important, don’t vote on it. If you want the highlighted feature in a future release, vote early and vote often.Well, you can only vote once because you need a Windows Live id to vote but you can enlist your co-workers.
You can actually vote an item up or down so if you think something is a bad idea or a poor use of the development team’s resources, you can share that too. This similar to “Like” and “Unlike”. Something Facebook doesn’t give you but the GP team does.
I’m hoping that by increasing visibility and making it easy to vote that we’ll get greater participation. If you don’t vote, the GP team might end up using my suggestions instead of yours.
Our first suggestion is item 495924 and the recommendation is “I would like the ability to reset the balances on unit accounts at the end of every financial year via year-end close.”
I agree. A lot of people would like the option to have certain unit account balances clear at year end, in short, they should behave like financial accounts with a checkbox to determine if they clear at year end or not.