Visual Studio 2013 - Feedback tool

Those of you that use Visual Studio in a medium to large company that's worried about data security need to consider the addition of the Feedback tool that Microsoft are bundling with Visual Studio.

 

While I do applaud Microsoft for apparantly wanting to engage more with people who actually use their product, I have to worry about this feature.

 

Why?

 

Simple. It takes screenshots - and not just limited to the Visual Studio windows which would be bad enough in some circumstances, but all your desktops.

 

 

The good news is you can disable it pretty easily. The bad news is you'll have to ensure a registry key deletion occurs every time a user logs on to your network, as I've seen it occasionally reappear. Nightmare; no easy way to remove it centrally, block it or otherwise censor. Not ideal for an enterprise.

How do you drop this item from the menu?

Delete this key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\12.0_Config\MainWindowFrameControls\{F66FBC48-9AE4-41DC-B1AF-0D64F0F54A07}

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