Request stakeholder feedback using the Test & Feedback extension

Last Update: 4/7/2017

Team Services | TFS 2017

Stakeholders can respond to feedback requests for user stories and features generated in Team Services or Team Foundation Server using a lightweight end-to-end flow based on the Test & Feedback extension (previously called the Exploratory Testing extension). Only users with Basic access can request feedback. Basic users can provide feedback using the flow described in this topic.

NOTE: This lightweight end-to-end flow is applicable only for web apps and by using Team Services or TFS 2017. To get feedback for desktop apps, or for earlier versions of TFS, use the feedback flow described in this topic about the Microsoft Feedback Client.

Request feedback from stakeholders

Request feedback from stakeholders directly from a Team Services or TFS work item.

  1. Open the work item form for the user story or feature for which you want to request feedback.

  2. Open the shortcut menu from the ellipses (...) and choose Request feedback.

    Choosing the Request feedback option

  3. Type or select the names of the stakeholder(s) you want to send the request to, and optionally add any instructions or notes that will help them provide meaningful feedback.

    Selecting users and entering instructions

  4. Choose Send to generate emails to all the selected stakeholders.

Q&A

Q: Can teams request feedback from other team members, such as users having Basic access?

A: Yes, teams can request feedback from other team members too. Just add their names in the feedback request form so that a Request feedback email is sent to them. Also see Can users with Basic access respond to feedback requests?.

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