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  1. Add Bcc field to meeting requests in Outlook 2016

    I would like the option to send meetings requests with BCC so all information about all invitees is not shared with everyone that is invited

    Also, Outlook calendar entries need BCC – without showing these!

    1,670 votes
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      169 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi everyone,

      Thank you for providing a clear signal that we should prioritize this new feature.

      We are planning to support this feature in Outlook for Office 365 subscribers. We will share an updated status when engineering work for this feature begins.

      Thanks again and please feel free to continue up-voting and commenting on this suggestions.

    • 609 votes
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        56 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Do not cancel from my calendar the declined invitations

        When I decline an invitation I do not see anymore on my calendar.
        Moreover I am removed from the contacts of the invitation and if someone send an update of the timing of report meeting to all contact of the invitation I don't receive the update/report
        It should be better to evidence in the invitation that i do not partecipate, but do not remove me, in this way I can receive updates and meeting report.

        224 votes
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          9 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable an option to display declined meetings

          Enable an option to display declined meetings in teh calendar (in settings). Often initially one is not available for a meeting, but then due to changes of schedule might be able to join, but since that meeting is not displayed in calendar, simply forgets about that. I found that option very helpful in Google mail that we used up to now in the company.

          132 votes
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            4 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Outlook Meeting Response Option of "INFORMATION ONLY"

            Meetings as FYI Only -

            Please add a fourth meeting response option such as "Information Only" which automatically responds "Decline" but leaves the meeting info on your calendar. The meeting response would also automatically show the calendar as "FREE" with "No Reminder". This allows the user to change their response without having to sift through deleted emails or respond tentative leaving others to guess as to your meeting participation when you have no intention of going at all.

            155 votes
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              4 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • A series of recurring past appointments should not be changed just because I change the end date or the number of appointments.

              I am a Business English Trainer working in Germany and my calendar is always full of recurring appointments. Often my clients need to change a single appointment to another day or to cancel it completely. They nearly always have a set amount of weeks in which their training lasts. Therefore, if a lesson is cancelled in advance, the total amount of appointments must remain the same but only the end date changes. Whenever I try to change the end date, the whole series must be reset and then past changes (such as changing a single appointment from a Tuesday to…

              85 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide a feature or option to assign colors to Calendars in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                This is not for the "categories" for color-coding each entry... those haven't really changed, and although I would love more color options, it works. BUT, I'm really sad that the new "Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016" Outlook calendar color options have been severely reduced and honestly folks, these colors are sad. Get rid of pink. Forever. Or make it the 30th choice. So hard to look at. We need more than 9 options... I regularly have far more than 9 calendars open and need to be able to quickly differentiate. It is nice that you can now dedicate a specific…

                202 votes
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                  38 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Recurring Calendar meeting changes should not change meetings that have already taken place

                  Do not change the history of meetings that have already occurred when make changes to a recurring meeting for future dates.

                  73 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide a feature to cancel a recurring meeting with future meetings only in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                    Provide a feature to cancel a recurring meeting with future meetings only in Microsoft Outlook 2016 and don't want to lose the history on the Calendar.

                    909 votes
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                      112 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide an option to make a meeting attendee the meeting organizer in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                      Provide an option to make a meeting attendee the meeting organizer in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to avoid recreating the meeting.

                      773 votes
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                        128 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Decline but not participating

                        Today we can only chose from "Accept", "Tentative" or "Decline" when somebody propses or invites to a meeting. A lot of times you need to know about the meeting and get the meeting notes but not participate, for ex. for exacuative people, people in a high leadership role etc. My suggestion is that we have a "Decline not participating" option so that we still have the meeting in or calenders, get the meeting notes, updates for next meeting etc.

                        23 votes
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                        • Check availability for individual instances of a recurring meeting to make (re)scheduling easier

                          When scheduling a recurring meeting, I'd like a way to quickly jump to the next 'scheduled' date/time to see if people are generally open. For example, I have a recurring monthly meeting that I am looking to reschedule. When I open the series and have the scheduling assistant view active, I can see everyone's calendar. After I change the time under the recurring meeting option, I would like to scan ahead to see how that fits with everyone's schedule. Instead, I have to scroll through each day until I get to the next month's day. Would like an option to…

                          43 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Family Calendars cannot be updated from Outlook Desktop

                            Using Outlook 2016 for Windows, I cannot add or update events to my Outlook.com family calendar.

                            101 votes
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                              14 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              The Outlook team is working on this update. We will add support for adding and updating events on family calendars as part of an overall improvement to shared calendars in Outlook.

                              We will post a subsequent status update when the shared calendar improvements are available for you to use in Outlook. Our current ETA is to begin releasing to subscription customers who are using Outlook 2016 this summer (July 2018).

                            • Allow you to change the background color of appointments in the calendar

                              Allow you to change the background color of each appointment in the calendar (allow multiple colors on the same calendar)

                              11 votes
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                              • Hide meetings that are marked as private when presenting (when another display is connected)

                                It would be really nice if private meetings dissapeard when I'm sharing my screen on another display. Or even better, if the meetings didn't disappear but the subject and other information was visually changed to "Private".

                                134 votes
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                                • Bring back the ability for calendars to print category colors in Outlook 2016

                                  Calendar category colors used to print, why no longer?

                                  36 votes
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                                    8 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • When you dismiss a meeting reminder, then the meeting is rescheduled to a date in the future, the reminder should be reset to appear again.

                                    After a reminder for a meeting is dismissed, it WILL NOT appear again in the event that the meeting is rescheduled to a later date. When a meeting is rescheduled, Outlook should check for the dismissed reminder, and if the new meeting time is far enough in the future based upon the selected reminder time span, it should reset the reminder to occur again. I'm guessing there are technical reasons for not doing this, because it's something that should have been implemented years ago.

                                    77 votes
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                                    • Calendar invitees should show alphabetically.

                                      if invitees to calendar events could be organized alphabetically. When looking at the tracking of 100 people, finding the name you are after is time consuming.

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Show declines directly in the calendar - warn if there are no accepts

                                        When I have a meeting with one person and they decline, the meeting still shows in my calendar. If I have a meeting with two people and they both decline, the meeting is still in my calendar. The only way I can tell is if I open the item and check the list.

                                        It would be wonderful if I could see this DIRECTLY IN THE CALENDAR. Like a "Hey - EVERYONE declined the meeting!!!!" warning. Even for meeting reminders "Hey - that meeting you have in 15 minutes - nobody's coming!!! Just thought I'd warn you!"

                                        Those would all be…

                                        68 votes
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                                        • Provide an option to turn off popups when cursor is over a calendar entry or ability to turn off hovering in outlook 2016 calendar

                                          Provide an option to turn off popups when cursor is over a calendar entry in outlook 2016 calendar or provide an ability to turn off hovering on calendar items in Outlook 2016 calendar.

                                          20 votes
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