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  1. 9,544 votes
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    576 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Add Outlook to Share Menu (Extensions)

    Have Outlook 2016 added to the Share Menu (under Extensions) in System Preferences. It's easier to have applications share anything to Microsoft Outlook. Example the Photos app.

    8,008 votes
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  3. 5,464 votes
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  4. Ability to import and export contacts

    Please add the ability to import and export contacts in Outlook for Mac. It'd be great if the formats that one could import and export contacts to were the same as the options on Outlook on Windows. This would make it easy to transition back and forth, particularly for folks who are switching platforms for work.

    3,873 votes
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  5. Support OS X Notification Center

    Add support for native OSX notification center for Calendar alerts.

    3,659 votes
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  6. Proper Sharepoint integration (in particular calendar integration)

    Proper Sharepoint integration (in particular calendar integration)

    3,271 votes
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  7. 3,262 votes
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  8. Support email alias

    Please add the ability to add an email alias (or aliases) into the account settings especially Gmail. I have been very impressed with this implementation in you Outlook for iOS App.

    I have a domain with Gmail and forward to my main Gmail account, but can't seem to get this to work with Outlook for Mac 2016.

    Thanks!

    2,126 votes
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  9. Add back the option of coloring column view text by Category

    The old Outlook 2011 Categories would change the color of the text in the column view of a message or note, meaning that colors of an important category of email/note/task could stand out to the eye quickly. Now for messages, there is only a small bar or dot, and you can't even tell a note or task is categorized without selecting that note, or unchecking other categories in the sidebar. It would be very nice to see the category breakdown of a list of things at a glance, like I used to be able to.
    Please add back an option…

    2,130 votes
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  10. Pst support

    Full pst support in the Outlook client on OSX.

    2,089 votes
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  11. Assign tasks to other users (or contacts)

    I want to assign tasks to other users or contacts – a feature that is available in Outlook for Windows

    1,871 votes
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  12. Ignore Conversations Button

    Include an "ignore" conversations button (this is included in the Windows version of Outlook)

    1,317 votes
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  13. Open another user's calendar

    Ability to see side by side calendars of other users without them having to give me permission or making me a delegate.

    1,273 votes
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  14. Honor default apps defined by user. Ex, clicking chat on a user contact launches skype rather than default IM app. Would match Windows Offi

    This applies across all of the Office apps, not just Outlook. Integration should leverage the default Mac applications for various click to X capabilities, not hard coded preferences in the application.

    1,162 votes
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  15. Web calendar

    Would like to have the ability to add external, web (.ICS) calendars in Outlook calendar. For example, I use TripIt as one of my calendars, they provide a webcal/caldav link that would allow me to see my travel calendar from Outlook (this is supported in the PC version) but 2016 still does not support that. Please consider it, it is not very hard but makes life SO much easier.

    1,128 votes
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  16. Allow users to customise the touch bar

    In spite of a similar looking request being marked completed, Microsoft has still not provided end users the ability to customise the touch bar. This is standard functionality in most modern Mac applications and is useful for many different good reasons, particularly for applications as sophisticated as the Microsoft Office suite - there is a lot of scope for customising to one's own workflow.

    Please!! Let us customise the touch bar!!

    1,111 votes
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  17. schedule

    Add the ability to schedule/archive emails like you can in the wonderful Outlook for iPhone app! Swiping two fingers to the right or left on the email to archive or schedule wonder be amazing!

    825 votes
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  18. Add calendar quick view feature

    The Windows version of Outlook displays a calendar "quick view" feature where the user can see all upcoming events and tasks, alongside viewing email. This is very helpful as you don't have to keep switching to the Calendar view to look at events for the day. This feature should be added to the Mac version.

    854 votes
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  19. Restore AppleScript support for third party apps

    Because of the current implementation of sandboxing, third party apps can no longer interact with Outlook (I'm thinking about SpamSieve, but it applies to a number of apps).
    There are ways around that and I would love the future versions of Outlook to allow AppleScript from third party apps again.

    753 votes
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  20. Enable the Quick Access Toolbar

    I would like to see customizable Quick Access Toolbar in Outlook 2016 for Mac like the one we have in 2013 for Windows. ( in the trial version of 2016 for Mac, I see a very truncated version above the ribbon). I use the QAT for all of my most frequently-used commands so that I don't have to switch back and forth among different tabs. Send Mail and Text Color, for example, are all on one easy-to-use bar.

    660 votes
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