, Hometoy wrote

Do Microsoft and/or Windows developers (employed by Microsoft) actually frequent these forums?  Most Linux forums I follow, when people make comments or suggestions they are told that developers don't usually read posts/threads there.

I don't know what, if any, official channels Microsoft employs for communicating issues such as bug reports.

Crashes: Windows Error Reporting (automatic)

Ux / Usage: Windows Feedback Program (automatic)

Bugs: connect.microsoft.com

Microsoft developers usually don't venture into the coffeehouse - and that's partly because idiots like WTWF and earlier incarnations of the same (SirHomer, all the way back to Beer28) have made them get pissed off and leave.