Steps to reproduce
I am aware it is offtopic and sorry for that but please read it before you delete it :-)
I am glad there is such bugtracker for issues with reproducible steps. I am trying to find similar one for Windows 10 issues for a long time. I am already aware of Answers forum or Feedback app but it is to report a bug and get any meaningful response. The feedback app is full of “Edge is slow” or “Mail app does not work” useless reports that get most voted.
I am a software developer so it is natural for me to provide exact reproducible steps of a bug and verify them before submitting. I have already few of them regarding Windows 10 Mail application and other features but it is kind of frustration there is no appropriate place to report it and get similar professional feedback like here.
Two examples of reports I posted to Technet forum hoping to get any feedback recently:
- Hard reset breaks Outlook Mail and Calendar live tiles updates,
- New/edited contacts in People app won’t get promoted to Mail and Calendar (always reproducible)
Comments and activity
- Microsoft Edge Team
Changed Assigned To to “Ibrahim O.”
There is even worse scenario:
create a new contact with a typo in name like: John Smithhh
synchronize it to your Microsoft account cloud that your other devices see that
buy a new device, connect it to your Microsoft account (now the static local copy of people contacts of Mail and Calendar app is created) and setup everything.
create a new email and select the John Smithhh as a To recipient
now you realize there is a typo, open People app and edit the name from “John Smithhh” to "John Smith", his email address is unchanged of course.
create a new email and select the (edited) John Smith from People app
Expected: The Mail application displays and sends it to “John Smith” name as To recipient
Actual: The Mail application displays and sends it to “John Smithhh” name as To recipient
There is absolutely no way to fix that other than your phone and setup everything again (because of step 3, the initial internal copy of contacts in Mail app can not be updated later). Microsoft, are you serious ? Are you sure such system is suitable for a business use ?
Proposed fix: synchronize the Mail and Calendar local copy of contacts from People app everytime the [Synchronize] button of Mail app is pushed.
- Microsoft Edge Team
Changed Status to “Site Outreach”
Your feedback is highly appreciated and I understand you would like to address the issue the most efficient way but since Edge issue tracker is only focused on browser issues this issue will be closed as “External” in here. On the other hand please feel free to post this issue on “Windows Feedback App” which will be prioritized and investigated.
The MS Edge Team