Why is MS User Research interested in reading my profile?

matjung 91 Reputation points

Why is MS User Research interested in getting access to my profile?
What is hiding behind the Yes button - I had the feeling hitting the No button is safer.
At least your tool could let me review which Key / Value pairs I wanna share with that app and which I don't.
My location is usually not relevant to you. Neither is a phone number, operating system, job title or employer.
My preferred language is.


Perhaps someone with permission could fill the portfolio of available tags, with some more.
I never find the Tags I am looking for.

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  1. Dillon Silzer 49,671 Reputation points

    Hi @matjung

    Here is some more information on Microsoft User Research:

    We want you to influence the next wave of Microsoft products. Your involvement will make products easier to use and help shape future technology.


    It most likely wants to read your profile such as your name to track participation to your user profile. There is a button on your photo that states Show details. That may have given you a further explanation of what exactly is being read, but I have not seen this before.

    It is great that you are asking questions and user awareness is good as well. That is why Microsoft made these types of screens, which gives the user the ability to have the ability to decide whether to continue or not.


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