Help Us Make Improvements

Visual CPP Team

The Microsoft Visual Studio Design Research Team is looking for developers to give us direct feedback on our development tools, languages and libraries! Opportunities include usability studies of upcoming features, focus groups where we explore new ideas, as well as 1:1 interviews.

Is this just about Visual Studio users?

You do NOT need to be a Visual Studio user! We are looking for all kinds of developers using a variety of tools and technologies.

What do participants get out of it?

Because we do many studies across all of our development tools, we always try to match participants’ skill sets to the area we are studying. If you are selected to participate in one of our research studies, benefits include a combination of the following:

  • A chance to see and use upcoming tools, features, and language/library enhancements,
  • Interact directly with members of our development teams to discuss your requirements for efficient and effective tools,
  • Influence future design decisions, and
  • If you reside in the U.S. you receive a choice of a Microsoft product from our gratuity list!

We have a brief enrollment form that will ask you a few questions about your job and the development tools and technologies you actively use. We will contact you as soon as we have a research study that matches your specific background and/or interests.

This enrollment should only take 3-5 minutes to complete.

If you have any questions about participating, please feel free to contact To learn more about how we help protect your privacy visit our corporate privacy page. We are sorry, but government employees are not eligible to receive gratuities. However, we would still like you to participant in our studies.

[Go to the Enrollment Page]


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