The news, the whole news and everything in the news, please… Every little change is important to anyone who’s been loving, hating or hoping
The news, the whole news and everything in the news, please…
Tell us what's actually changed, rather than what you hope most of us might like to hear has changed… every little change is important to anyone who’s been loving, hating or hoping for any feature for a long time. Un-learning old habits and re-learning others is hard enough without first having to find out what’s to be learned.
Publishers including Microsoft cannot make updates or improvements without detailed lists of every little change and that makes no difference whether moving this or adding that effects the most-used feature ever seen or merely an obscure option that’s only ever used by 13 people in a month of Sunday…
Instead of trawling the detailed lists for what any given junior marketing officer hopes might be most interesting to more Users, can we please have access to the entire list, with all its traps and pitfalls?
Both as a User and even more as a trainer, I feel a real need to know every single change that’s introduced in every version as for instance:
This feature has been added; it’s found in that position on that menu; broadly, it effects the other work area.
This feature has been moved; it was over there and now its been repositioned to here; its action remains unchanged.
This feature has been incorporated into that one; it was separate action that effected the other work area but 8 other work area features have been added so they’re all now available in a group in that position on that menu.
This feature has been dropped as the work area it supported no longer exists.
Every tiny detail was available to the development team and anything that has not been deliberately destroyed should still be available to marketing and technical support, among other teams.
I suspect no-one wants to hear “new features in GleamWare include X, and Y and Z” half as much “there are 27 new features in GleamWare including X, and Y and Z” but it would have taken no more effort to write the more useful phrase…