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  1. Full Outlook Contact Access From Email

    I want to be able to access a full contact record in Outlook from an open Outlook email like you could before Outlook 2013. Ideally I could click on a persons name in an email and a full contact record would open. Instead, starting in Outlook 2013 and in Office 365, a small contact card without full contact management features opens. Some may want it to work the new way, but some may want it to work the old way so there should be a setting on what happens when you click on an email address on the to: or…

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    • Provide a feature to categorize contacts in Microsoft Outlook 2016 into Personal and Business including sub categories

      Provide a feature to categorize contacts in Microsoft Outlook 2016 into Personal and Business including sub categories(Family - Friends - School - Bank ) and Business by (Auto - Law Firm - Insurance - Religious - Bank - Travel . . . . .)

      12 votes
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      • Sub sort contacts

        You used to sort each category by name. Now, when I order my contacts by category, the names are in random order, and I can't find what I want to find. You need to put that back the way it was. I have a lot of contacts, and some of my categories are quite large. I want my contacts by category, then in alphabetical order by name.

        13 votes
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        • Adressbuch

          Ich sortiere meine Kontakte nach Nachname, Vorname. Warum werden die Kontakte im Adressbuch trotzdem falsch (Vorname, Nachname) sortiert? Das ist sehr lästig bei geschäftlichen Kontakten und erschwert das Suchen der Adressen beim Schreiben von Emails!

          2 votes
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          • Create a Second Contact Template for Personal Contacts

            I've been using Outlook for years and love the connection between emails, calendars, and contacts. Having retired recently, I realize that the contact template is no longer useful -- I want to include spouse and children and take out company and title. I've tried creating a new form; however it doesn't look like the default. And the instructions to use "P2" or regional forms is more complex than I can handle. With the minds at those at Microsoft it should not be so difficult to make a few tweaks to the default template - or as others have suggested for…

            2 votes
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            • Provide a feature to backup contact list either manually or automatically in Microsoft Outlook 2016

              Provide a feature to backup contact list either manually or automatically in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to avoid loss of contacts in case of crash or corruption and enable easy restoration as well.

              13 votes
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              • See Organization team members again in Contact Card

                Please bring back the ability to see team members under Organization with the new contact card experience. Currently it only shows your manager all the way to the CEO but does not show team members anymore, which is extremely valuable if you need to reach out to other people under the same manager.

                10 votes
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                • quickbooks 2018 customer add-in

                  Quickbooks 2018 has an add-in for syncing clients with existing Outlook contacts. PERFECT application but simply won't work without crashing Outlook 2016. I can't seem to find a fix for this. Interface should be much simpler with Outlook

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                    • Reinstate Business Contact Manager

                      You should reinstate BCM for those paying customers who purchased a previous version. Microsoft, in its wisdom, decided to remove this feature and leave people with no access to information stored in BCM. even if it is not supported, it should be introduced to allow thousands of paying customers access to their information without having to pay YET again to get information which you denied access to. You should also remove the forced upgrade to 2016 and allow people to run older versions. It seems that the only thing Microsoft are interested in is getting more and more money out…

                      2 votes
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                      • Bring back employees current location in their contact card.

                        Our company used this often to determine an employee's current physical location quickly for years, but it was since removed in the latest update.

                        Please bring it back as its removal is slowing down our collaboration.

                        14 votes
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                        • Insert address from Contact list

                          I would like to create an appointment from the contact list and import the address to the location

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                          • Salva e nuovo contatto nella stessa società

                            Se al contatto è stata associata una fotografia questa viene ereditata anche dal nuovo contatto

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                            • People App Not Working in W10M with latest update

                              When Outlook Mail and Calendar in Windows 10 mobile gets updated to include Focused Inbox and categories in Calendar, the People app does not properly sync contacts. I've had to reset my phone several times and shut off app updates until this is resolved. Please help!

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                              • Since updating to Version 1710 (Build 8625.2121) Outlook no longer autocompletes local contact groups in to:, cc: fields

                                I've always been able to have autocomplete finish a local contact group's name for me by typing the first few letters but after updating to Version 1710 (Build 8625.2121) it no longer will and I have to use check names to finish filling it in.

                                It would be nice to have a feature back that's been working for me for at least the last 7.5 years going back to Outlook 2010.

                                This issue had previously been reported at this link even though that was for a different version/build.

                                https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_outlook-mso_win10/outlook-2016-auto-complete-for-contact-groups-not/8e574cfd-0795-4eeb-a8d3-0c48d22a022f

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                                • 东西方姓名的差异,导致通讯簿中名字的顺序颠倒

                                  对于中国用户,由于东西方姓名的差异,导致通讯簿中将三字以上的姓名强制划分出中间名,造成名字的顺序颠倒,不符合东方用户的使用习惯,望改进。

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                                  • Open "Edit Outlook contact" when name pops up in search people by right clicking mouse

                                    Too many steps to Edit Outlook contact from Search People Window.
                                    This used to take 2 steps but with new modifications to Outlook its a frustrating 4 steps
                                    1) Enter name
                                    2) Click on selection
                                    3) Click on "..."
                                    4) Click on "Edit Outlook Contact"

                                    When entering name in Search people window we should be able to right click on the name in the list to Edit Outlook Contact.

                                    1 vote
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                                    • customer manager notes

                                      After posting notes in the timeline for a customer, (logging phone calls, emails, meetings, etc..) it is not easy to view the notes again. They do not expand when you click on them and only the first sentence appears in the timeline. Hovering over the note shows the whole thing, but it only appears for 4-5 seconds before disappearing. It would be nice to be able to click and see the whole note.

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                                      • Lock Contact Folders to Prevent Deletion of Entire Folder

                                        Need the option to be able to lock contact folders in order to prevent accidental deletion of the entire folder but still need to be able to edit the contents of the folders.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Unable to inport/access my Outlook 2010 contact list in Office 365 (Outlook 2016)

                                          Unable to inport/access my Outlook 2010 contact list in Office 365 (Outlook 2016). I have hundreds of entries and I absolutely need to import this list or, at a minimum, print out this information. HELP!

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