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  1. Integrate a task management (todo-list) system that is worth using!

    Currently, Microsoft (at least) has four different tasks/todo systems, and they are all half-baked. I would like to see Outlook.com combining all of them into a well-arranged view.

    1) Tasks from the Outlook.com Calendar. Simple, straight forward tasks, with no form of grouping or list-building.

    2) Tasks Cortana creates for me, including person-depending and location-depending reminders. Would nice to have a place where I can see, add and edit them. Especially when Windows 10 is here.

    3) Flagged Emails: After flagging a number of mails, I can't see all of them anymore on the top. It would be nice if…

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      75 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for the detailed feedback and comments on this. Like you’ve noted we, as a company, have put work into tasks and task management before and it is an area we continue to give thought to as there is still improvement to make. I will pass this feedback and the comments on to the right folks for more consideration. If I can share anything substantive back, I will. Thanks again for the feedback and engagement.

    • Create Calendar items from emails

      Allow users to highlight text from an email message and create a calendar item with that information already populated into the 'description' of the event.

      For example, someone sends you an address or directions to an event. Highlight that information from the email, click on a button or option and create a calendar event that has that information copied into the description already.

      461 votes
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        8 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        This is coming in the new version of Outlook.com. If you don’t already see it, you should soon see “Reply all by meeting” in the drop-down menu next to “Reply” when you click on a specific email. Hope that fits your needs. Thanks for the feedback.

      • Bing map integration for the location field in calendar.

        This functionality would allow a user to add addresses from bing maps directly into an appointments and launch navigation to the destination from the calendar. A similar experience can currently be found in iCloud calendar.

        429 votes
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          12 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add entries to birthday calendar without creating a contact

          Currently, if you add a new entry to the Birthday Calendar, it will create a contact record. You should have the ability to create birthday's on that calendar without the contact record. Pets, babies, etc... are 'people' I don't need clogging up my contact list, but their birthdays are important.

          376 votes
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            6 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 230 votes
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              10 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • sync. with google calendar

              Your AD affects to view emails, especially for small size laptop.

              123 votes
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                9 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Create Meeting from Email

                Maybe I am missing this, but I find it annoying when scheduling appointments online for my boss that I have to open two windows to see the date/time of the meeting in the email and then have to schedule on the calendar view. Is there any easier way to get back and forth between two or have a way that you can click the information to create a new appointment?

                104 votes
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                  27 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  This functionality is coming soon in the new outlook.com UI. If you don’t already see it in the drop-down menu you access by clicking the down arrow next to “reply” when you’ve clicked on an email then you should see it soon.

                • Agenda View with Handwriting

                  Create a one-note like experience with an agenda view where one can use their surface pen to write in by hand their daily schedule, as well as any to-dos or tasks. For many people, "penciling in" their schedule is how they effectively learn and remember their routine, They are hesitant to go digital with their schedules, however, if there is an option to write it in, it is a lot more accessible to these people. Also, this kind of agenda use of windows 10 provides a new platform and need for small tablets for portability that you can write on.

                  92 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Let users subscribe to Sports Teams calendars

                    One of the reasons I can't make myself switch from Google Calendars to Outlook is that Google lets me search for, and subscribe to, college and professional sports calendars (which get updated on the fly with scores and date changes/playoff additions, etc). If outlook supported this (both college and pro) in addition to things like Holiday calendars, I could make the switch.

                    82 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • View All Appointments in Monthly Calendar View

                      Hi, I'd like to be able to have the option to see everything I put on my Calendar at once instead of having to click each individual day while in Month view.

                      Thanks.

                      81 votes
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                        26 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Edit the Birthday calendar on Windows Mobile Device

                        I would like to be able to edit the Birthday calendar on Windows Mobile Device. This is a huge issue that has been around for a long time.

                        80 votes
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                          8 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add Travel Time to Meetings/Appointments

                          Add Travel Time to Meetings/Appointments (Option with check mark in options) based on Choices * Previous Location * Based on Phone

                          70 votes
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                            6 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Shared calendar notifications

                            I'd like to be able to receive notifications when someone adds something to a calendar that we share. We used to be able to have that capacity and it would be really useful if we had that again!

                            65 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Eliminate duplicate entries

                              One major problem with calendars is that we have too many of them. Work, home, social organizations, other family members. Outlook.com allow us to see many of them together. GREAT. BUT several of them have the same event listed so you get something pretty ugly. I would like to suggest that Outlook.com could make some educated guess at combining the visual display of similar events from 2 calendars.
                              similar words like "party", "soccer", "meeting", "dinner" with overlapping times could trigger the clutter reduction. Likely duplication could be shown as one event with an icon on the title bar showing that…

                              62 votes
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                                13 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • out of office color too faint

                                Hello Microsoft,
                                When creating an all day out of office event in Outlook 2016, it is very difficult to change the shading to make it as noticeable as it was in previous versions of Outlook. Is there any way to make the distinction stronger by default or give end users a way of customizing this? Thanks!

                                59 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Sharable Calendars

                                  I'd love to be able to share my work schedule with my SO, that doesn't mean they want to see all my job appointments, or sport related events.
                                  I'd love to be able to create a work schedule calendar that I can share with my SO, a sports event calendar that I can share with my football friends, etc.

                                  57 votes
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                                    26 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Agenda view for the Calendar

                                    The calendar currently supports 3 types of views: Day, Week and Month. Please add support for Agenda view. This would especially be convenient in case the browser window is small or narrow.

                                    49 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • show daily items on the entire monthly like it was before, not just notification side bar

                                      I want the way the calendar looked before, if I clicked on more, it would list all the events for the day/week visually on the monthly calendar ... now it just opens that side notification for that day, that is not helpful at all. I need to look monthly at a week at a time, look ahead and see that I have 2-3 things planned for that day a week or two from now. Not a good change at all. Please change the monthly calendar space back to the size it was.

                                      49 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Create a calendar with email reminders by default

                                        Allow me to create a new calendar where all appointments have "remind me by email" set as default. This way I can trust that import items will always arrive in my inbox for processing, and not be lost on a desktop somewhere back at the office or at home.

                                        46 votes
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                                          15 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Easier calendar synch

                                          Allow synching and copying from other calendars. I have the desktop MS Outlook (Office). Let me synch the two calendars, or at least drag/drop appointments from one to the other.
                                          Thanks.

                                          45 votes
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