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  1. 3 votes
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    • 4 votes
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        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Checkbox version 16.20 for Mac

        With the new checkboxes in calendar, I can't see at a glance whose calendar I'm viewing (i.e. which checkboxes are checked).
        Also, you can expand everybody's calendar, but that's just distracting if people have only one calendar and adds to the problem of not being able to see which checkbox is checked.

        I'm generally very disappointed with the new design. I think it's both ugly and not user friendly.

        4 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Please provide a way to assign tasks in Outlook for Mac

          I want to be able to assign tasks in Outlook for Mac

          40 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Tasks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Undo/cancel send option

            I'd like the option to undo/cancel the sending of a message for 10 seconds, similar to Gmail and other mail applications

            4 votes
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            • add functionality to permit VOIP (such as a google Voice account

              allow people to dial contacts directly through outlook, by
              1) creating an option that syncs directly from address book on computer to owner's cell phone

              or

              2) allows direct dialing from computer, using either tie in to Facebook messenger, or google voice

              4 votes
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                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Unhide show_in_navigation_pane column in Edit_Categories dialogue -- make category_name column width 50 percent

                Problem = show_in_navigation_pane column in Edit_Categories dialogue is not visible

                column widths for category_name is too wide. This moves show_in_navigation_pane too far to right.

                No right-left scroll tool available to see additional column in Edit_Categories dialogue for Mac Outlook

                The default column widths for the Preferences > Edit_Categories has the default width of the category_name column set to be approximately 100 percent of the width of the dialogue category selector.

                Because there is no horizontal slider as there would be in the Windows version of the category_edit dialogue, the three columns the default width of the category_name column being defaulted…

                5 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 4 votes
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                  • Send by email function for Outlook - in the SHARE menu of Finder

                    Add a function to the SHARE menu in Finder to send a file/object via E-Mail using OUTLOOK. Currently only Apple Mail and Microsoft OneNote is supported. Outlook would be far more important than OneNote.

                    4 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make current day more visible/highlighted in Calendar Week View

                      We use the Week View in the Calendar primarily, as I'm sure most others do. It'd be nice to have a visual indicator to immediately see where we are currently and what the next meeting is.

                      Example Screenshot of Proposal here: https://imgur.com/a/OgQeEXo

                      There is currently a red line that spans across the entire calendar to indicate current time, but for some reason is spans across the entire week instead of just today, so it's not a good immediate identifier, though it helps.

                      There's a blue dot over the Date Number at the top of the column, but that's also not…

                      4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improve tasks to be more like the windows side

                        It would be great if you improve tasks to be more like the windows side. Grouping by category, giving delegates access, and adding the ability to include attachments in a task would be great.

                        48 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Tasks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • delayed delivery

                          Let users have a delayed delivery option without needing to use microsoft exchange service

                          57 votes
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                            7 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 2 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Drag email to calendar

                              I tried to drag an email to calendar to set up an event and it didn't work, for either Outlook 15.40, or for Office 365 in Firefox.

                              I just downloaded Office 15.40 for Macs, and it installed and ran. I really like the feature of dragging an email to the calendar to set up an event--is it browswer specific?

                              134 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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!!

                                413 votes
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                                  Under review  ·  9 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add two time-zone support in calendar in outlook.

                                  Add two time-zone support in calendar in outlook.

                                  4 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • The Outbox should always be shown in the side bar

                                    It is necessary that the Outbox is shown always in the side bar like the Sent Items and the Inbox. This helps the user to stop a wrong email sent by mistake to be stopped before it is transmitted.

                                    2 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • recover shared mailbox emails

                                      Implement an option to recover deleted mail from delegated mailbox from within Outlook.

                                      Currently via Outlook on the web you are only able to recover when logged into the delegated mailbox directly .

                                      It would be great that the option to permanently delete from a shared mailbox is not present but also allows shares the deleted items folder for the shared mailbox to recover from.

                                      4 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make the "Junk Mail" Button Actually Work...

                                        We should be able to click on the "Junk Mail" button to update a list of email addresses we want blocked, this is rudimentary. Conversely, we should be able to click on the "Mark as Not Junk" and have it add the email address to a "white list" so that it isn't sent to the Junk Mail folder.

                                        The current "Mark as Not Junk" does NOT do this, which you would think that is precisely what it is supposed to do.

                                        Instead, it only moves that single piece of email (while you may have a dozen from the same email…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Bug when external display is non-retina – ribbon text becomes blurred

                                          The new design of ribbon icons and menu text can't handle when some windows are open on a non-retina screen, the ribbon becomes blurred and difficult to read.

                                          If the application is opened on a non-retina screen (think large external monitor to a laptop), everything is fine – but the moment a window of the application is dragged to the laptop's retina screen, and then dragged back, all the menu text blurs horribly.

                                          (Re-sizing the affected window fixes, presumably triggering a re-paint of the window sorts it.)

                                          Issue seen on Mojave and Outlook v16.20

                                          4 votes
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