There are a couple things that frustrate me about SharePoint News. I believe that Microsoft Forms results should be shown in SharePoint news. By fixing this, SharePoint news will be more useful.
I see 2 problems:
❌ SharePoint News is not used a lot in most companies I work with
❌ Not many people in a company know when is the right time to read a Forms survey results…. Or even that you can.
✅ When you are looking through the results of a Microsoft form, it would be great if there was an easy option to show the results in SharePoint News.
✅✅ Even better would be a way that the Form owner who reviews the comments, could add their own commentary to give context, before the others get to read them.
When filling in a form the user icon (aka Account Name) on the top right is missing.
It would be awesome if the Forms questionnaire showed who was signed in. They could copy the Forms responses which is really clear. So it would be awesome if they had the same green bar below:
Dear Microsoft Forms Product Owner,
When looking at the feedback from my forms surveys, I prefer Bar Charts over Pies. Does anyone like Pies? – I find them less readable.
Suggestion: I would like to go to Tools | Options and set my preference
Question: I think I have noticed that Forms show Bars when there are 6 or more options. Right?
If so, I guess I should always make sure I have 6 options 😊 😊
That is an odd decision. I was just talking to a person form New Zealand who said:
“we actually have a rule to never use a pie chart :) The only time they’re somewhat useful is if you are comparing 2 things. Anything more and it’s not really readable”
Please fix it or give us an option to allow us to fix it.
I see “Penny Walker is also editing” and it is not true.
Penny is not editing it (she might have opened the below form for a second – not sure)… but has been editing a *different* form.
Anyway, even after she has closed the tab, users still see the brown circle with “PW”
There is good data in past forms. I should be able to copy and paste forms so I can email the sections of answers I am referring to.
I have had employees leave SSW and we have had little dramas later… this is when I discover that we have lost their forms. Has this happened to any of you?
Losing Microsoft Forms when employees leave your company can be avoided by making sure they share it to a team and not to one user.
I would like a warning in the form that says this form is an orphan and is not shared to a team.
…even better, have an admin portal that allows you to assign the missing form to a new owner.
See image – the first column needs to be widened by default.
Even better would be the ability to drag to widen.
One of the things I’ve learnt using Microsoft Forms is that employees want to get feedback on their feedback, otherwise they feel that their time went into a blackhole.
Therefore, after all the responses come in, I review the comments and I find I want to bold and highlight remarkable feedback.
Workaround – You cannot do this now, so we must copy the responses into a Word document and annotate it there. Then I record a video and send it to the staff, an example (of a public one) is below.
- Please allow Microsoft Forms responses to be annotated
- Please allow an emoji to be given to a response
- Please give us an extra “Notes” column after the “Responses” column
- Please have the whole form have a “Notes” field too, so I can place comments there
E.g. the URL of the feedback video
If you edit a response that has answers, you suddenly lose the nice bars on your graph and they move into the field “Other”.
Please add a warning “you will lose your graph data as this option has xx responses”.