Now that your extension is available in the Visual Studio Marketplace, you can use the Reports feature to track and analyze how the extension is performing and take required actions. To visit the extension hub, browse to your publisher page and select the extension or click Reports link on the extension details page.
You can view acquisition related data in this tab for the selected period.
- Aggregated acquisition in the selected period with respect to overall acquisition
- Aggregated acquisition split by extension downloads, Team Services and TFS connected install for free extension
- Aggregated acquisition split by trials, Team Services and TFS connected buy for paid extension
- Daily trend of extension page views with acquisition for Team Services and TFS connected server
- Conversion percentage from page views to acquisition
For paid extension, all transactional details for buy and trials is available with date, account name, trial end date, and quantity. You can use the Contact action to reach out to your users for transactional communication. Refer here for more details.
You can view how many Team Services accounts have uninstalled your extension, daily trend of uninstall, detailed feedback shared during uninstall, and top uninstall reasons. You can use search for text and dates to analyze and draw more insights from the detailed feedback.
For paid extensions, you can use the Contact action to reach out to your users for transactional communication. Refer here for more details.
This tab is only available for paid extensions and gives the details of sales w.r.t. quantity and accounts to help understand how the extension is performing. Selection of the users button gives the aggregated details of sales and churn i.e. number of new, upgrade, downgrade and cancelled user licenses respectively with the trend. Selection of the accounts button gives similar aggregated details of sales and churn with respect to account and its trend.
All transactional details for trials, new purchase, upgrade, downgrade and cancellations is available in details section. You can use search for text and dates to analyze and draw more insights. This data can also be pivoted by account to understand the lifecycle of an account or sorted to understand the top account w.r.t. user licensees / resources purchased. Contact feature is also available.
Ratings and Review
This tab will give you the information of the average rating for the selected period with respect to overall rating, the average rating by number of reviewers, and the daily trend of average rating. The details section provides all the reviews and your responses in transactional view.
You can Reply to a review or Edit a previous response and better manage engagement with your extension users. You can also Appeal to void a rating if the issue reported is due to Marketplace or the underlying platform. If the issue is valid, we shall void the rating.
This tab will give you snapshot of all questions by your extension users with the non-responded queries on the top. You can take actions of replying or editing a previous response and better manage engagement with your extension users.
Export to Excel
All data elements available in the reports page are also available for download in XLS format to aid creating your own custom reports.
For paid extension, you can use the Contact action to reach out to your users for transactional communication. this functionality is available only for publishers with contributor + access on the extension.
Important Please follow the below guidance on transactional and promotional communication. A publisher found to do promotional communication or spamming users will be blacklisted and won't be able to use the Contact feature for any of his/her extensions.
Transactional Communication: Transactional emails convey critical information necessary for the continued use of the extension or service. Examples include critical security notices, transaction confirmations, product recall notices, specific feedback request and service discontinuation notices. Promotional Emails: Promotional emails are used to market your extension, product, service, website, or event. Examples include invitations to events or web casts, information about new marketing or partner programs and offers to prospect to obtain value-added content. Almost all newsletters fall into the promotional bucket as they generally contain at least some promotional content.
Refer the Marketplace Publisher Agreement for more guidance on communication with customers.
- Page views is total number of extension detail page views. Repeated views are counted.
- VSTS install is the total number of VSTS accounts the extension is installed. Repeated installs on the same account are counted.
- TFS install is the total number of TFS connected accounts the extension is installed. Repeated installs on the same account are counted. TFS disconnected server data isn't available.