One of the features that have been added to Windows 10 is the Windows Feedback notification. It’s Microsoft’s way of trying to find out more about what you think of their product, and how they can improve. Some people might find this annoying, but so far it has been pretty unobtrusive. The most recent question it asked was hidden in the Notification list, which is also a newish feature (it’s the Action Center, but now with more kick).

Microsoft asks: “How likely are you to recommend Windows 10 to a friend or colleague?”

I decided to share my response here. After all, Microsoft asked. I do like when a company runs a survey like this because it is highly useful to improving their product.

My response:

It would be a 5 all the way, but there are issues that need to be worked out, ESPECIALLY the lack of placeholders in OneDrive. That feature is what made OneDrive stand out above the rest. Now you’ve turned it into just another cloud storage service. There is no difference between it and Google Drive or Dropbox. I no longer have a benefit to using one over the other.

With Windows 8.1, I used this feature quite a lot, and it was the primary reason I began shifting to OneDrive. Being able to see, browse through and access my files that are stored on the OneDrive service, all from the comfort of my local file manager, made things much more convenient. I no longer had to sync everything to be able to view everything. I could access the files I needed, when I needed them, without visiting the OneDrive website to sort through before finally downloading them via the browser.

This feature needs to come back. It improved efficiency and user experience, and was a big motivator in our choice to use it as a cloud storage provider, both for us personally and for our business. Without this feature, I’m unable to update the rest of our devices to Windows 10.

If you would like to know more about what I think, go visit my blog at I’ve been keeping a daily record since Windows 10 came out. The latest is on Cortana, while the first post about Windows 10 explains my initial reaction, including a run down of the things I like and don’t like that were changed or introduced.

Will they read it? Probably. Will they put placeholders back and return OneDrive to it’s former glory? Hopefully. I don’t know of any cloud storage providers that allow you to view your files in your local file manager without downloading them first, but if one decides to go that route, I may have to consider changing providers.