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  1. Sync Google Contact Groups with Outlook Categories

    Syncing Google Contact groups with Outlook Mac Categories will allow you to sort your contacts in Outlook by Category. I find using Categories in Outlook for Windows to be an efficient way to manage several hundred business contacts at work. In fact, my Samsung Smartphone's native email client also syncs Google Groups which provides he same experience on my mobile phone.

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  2. Support distribution lists for Exchange accounts

    Please add support for contact distribution lists for Exchange accounts. Outlook for Mac does not recognize the distribution lists I have available in Outlook Web App.

    458 votes
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  3. enabling to record academical title or others into Contact Cards / Details (Field Title)

    As on Windows and Webversion it should be possible to record the "academical" Title (not the Company Internal Position/Job Name) into the Contact details.

    f.e. like Mr. Dr. Michael Jefferson

    Thanks

    10 votes
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  4. PLEASE Bring Back the Drag and Drop Function for Moving Multiple Contacts into a Contact Group

    Please Bring Back the Drag and Drop Function for Moving Multiple Contacts into a Contact Group...Many businesses send "blast" emails to a specific group of people on a regular basis - that's why Outlook created the "Contact Group" feature. However, their latest update has eliminated the Drag & Drop function which allowed you to highlight multiple contacts and drag them into the group. NOW you have to manually type in every single individual name and email you wish to add to the group...sometimes that list includes hundreds of contacts, making the Contact Group tool virtually useless...or causing Outlook users to…

    25 votes
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  5. Fix address book search to _actually_ search all fields.

    With search all fields selected, only names are searched. Typing in a job title does not return ANY results.

    This is a bug.

    Please fix it.

    8 votes
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  6. Default address book in Outlook for Mac

    Please make it possible for users to select which address book should be the default.

    24 votes
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  7. import .abbu file

    Is it possible to create a way to import the *.abbu files into the contact list in outlook for Mac ?

    Or eventually a comprehensive migration tool ?

    6 votes
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  8. Merging contacts is not a feature yet in Outlook for Mac...

    Sorry, merging contacts is not a feature yet in Outlook for Mac unlike the Windows version which has the function already. For now, you can only manually remove them in the app. This would be a nice add-on thought and I encourage you to request this feature to our Dev team via the UserVoice channel. -> https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/293343-outlook-for-mac

    Thank you and please let me know if you have other questions or are we good to archive this already?

    7 votes
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  9. Support the GSuite global address book/directory

    Why can't I search for any other users in my gsuite environment?

    8 votes
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  10. Outlook contacts sync to Skype for Business

    It would be great if the contact I have in Outlook (Exchange) synced to Skype for Business

    8 votes
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  11. Open FaceTime, iMessage or Skype from within Outlook when selecting "Start a video call" or "IM"

    Open FaceTime, iMessage or Skype from within Outlook when selecting "Start a video call" or "IM"

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  12. Support Labels for Google (Gmail) contacts / people

    Google contacts (like mail) uses labels for categorization of people.
    Please also support the function in Outlook People.
    At least sync the information and make it available for smart folders, or also have the ability to update the information in Outlook directly.

    Thanks and keep on the great work of constantly improving Office for Mac :-)

    13 votes
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  13. Use created contact’s names in your inbox, to makes it easier to navigate

    My inbox is currently as mix of different email addresses, or names that users have given themselves. I had hoped that the names that you see in your inbox could be those that you have assigned to certain email addresses within your contacts - so it is as if you were checking your text messages on your phone.

    4 votes
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  14. 4 votes
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  15. Support for Chinese users on contact display order

    Outlook for Mac.
    Names of contacts on Outlook for Mac can only be displayed in "first name - last name" order.

    For us Chinese users, it would be more convenient to show contacts names in the order of "last name - first name". Now, names of contacts are showed in "last name - first name" on the web and on outlook for windows in Chinese, but on Mac the order is wrong.

    Hope new settings for this can be added in coming versions.

    Outlook for Mac中联系人的显示是名字+姓氏,不符合中文的阅读习惯,也没有相关的设置可以更改。希望在之后的版本中能加入设置,在中文的情况下可以将联系人的显示改为姓氏+名字。

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  16. Sync Outlook Contacts to Mac Address Book

    Please add the functionality to sync Outlook Contacts to the Mac Address Book. This functionality used to exist in Entourage, but is more important now than ever for compatibility with Intune Conditional Access.

    I know this syncing was removed because Apple deprecated iSync.

    This functionality should ideally support wiping downloaded contacts in the event that Outlook is wiped by MDM.

    226 votes
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  17. Add "New Contact for Same Company" option

    With the PC version, you can create a new contact from an existing one by select something like New Contact for Same Company and it fills in the address and company name so you can just quickly add details for that person.

    118 votes
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  18. 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.

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  19. Support Google Global Address

    We use Google Apps for our domain, and I want to use Outlook (for Mac) rather than a browser... but that means while I have access to my personal contacts I don't have the GAL for the domain so if I want to email someone I have to know their email address (or add them to my contacts and sync) ... would be great if Outlook could sync the GAL as well as personal contacts

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  20. Be able to change the order of first name and last name in the "Name" field in Contact list

    Be able to change the order of first name and last name in the "Name" field in Contact list to support other countries' name conventions

    141 votes
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