From November 13th to November 24th, 2017, we ran a contest in our Office International Community in search of the top language issues in localized versions of Word Online and OneNote Online. We wanted people to discover how feature rich our Online offerings have become, get people to use them in their native language and let us know about issues that affected their user experience.
We were giving away 3 X $100 Amazon voucher to the top 3 contributors in three categories:
Category 1 – Highest creation of new, original posts
Category 2 – Best new, original post
Category 3- New, original post with largest international impact
Firstly, we would like to thank everyone who took the time to enter our competition. We really appreciate the time you took to report issues to us. We can now proudly announce our three winners:
Mourad Louha from Germany wins category 1 for his 37 issues reported.
Marianne van Teijlingen – van Bemmelen from The Netherlands wins category 2 for her reporting of an overlocalisation of indent in Dutch.
And finally, Danish native speaker Jorgen Koch wins category 3 for his reporting of an inconsistency in allign commands across Office applications.
Congratulations and well done to our winners!
Quick summary of our Competitions Dashboard:
Below is a Power BI Dashboard that summarizes all the feedback we received during each competition. You can filter by month selection to see the summary of the November competition. At the top it shows who the competitions contributors were, how many bugs they each reported, the languages they were reported in and the type of issue reported. Competition entrants can also see the status of what they reported by clicking on the bug row in the table at the bottom and the comment for that bug will appear in the top left.
Most of the bugs have been implemented in our localised files. Depending on the platform builds with those new translations and fixes should be live in the next product update. That could be anything from 1 week to 4 weeks’ time.
Thanks to everyone who entered the competition and congratulations to the winners!
What’s coming in December?
We are changing tack next month. Users of localised Office Insider builds on any platform can enter our Sweepstake after it is advertised next week. People can enter as often as they like throughout December and we will have the sweepstake in early January. After the start date which will be announced next week then once you join the community and report an issue from a localised Office Insider build (from any platform) then you will be automatically entered into the sweepstake. Please let any Office Insiders you feel that may be interested know about our competition and ask them to join our Office International Community when you see it advertised on the Tech Community or social media channels (LinkedIn, Twitter) next week.
Office International Community Competitions Power BI Dashboard: