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  1. flag

    Please could you develop a feature attached to the flags function so that we can add a note to ourselves of what the flag is for?

    I see this working that when I flag an email, another box opens up which allows me to add a reminder as to what I need to do before processing the email, for example.

    And if this could go into the Outlook Today page too that would be awesome!

    37 votes
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  2. Convert or create tasks to appointment easily.

    Microsoft should make it easy to convert/create a task to an appointment to make it easy to schedule a time period on a calendar for task implementation.

    It will be nice to look through your tasks and then schedule your day based on those tasks and have them nicely shown on your calendar.

    32 votes
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  3. Allow a link to your scanner when adding an attachment

    allow a link to your scanner when adding an attachment so a document can be scanned and attached directly to a new email.

    13 votes
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  4. Resolved to-do list items should show in the to-do list with Green complete mark.

    Currently outlook just remove the task from to-do list when user the red-flag. Because user might want to re-flag it due to some unpredictable situations and now user has to go through thousands of recently received emails to red-flag it (user might not remember the sender, title or content about the email so cannot search for it).

    The completed task should still show in the to-do list with Green complete mark with ordered below the red flagged to-do items.

    8 votes
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  5. Add Ability to insert Check boxes within a Task in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Currently, we can only insert bullets into Tasks. It would be helpful to be able to create checklists. Linking to OneNote is an immediate work-around.

    111 votes
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  6. In the To-Do List in Tasks I used to be able to group by “Due Date” and then “Reminder Time” but if I do that now the result give nothing.

    In the To-Do List in Tasks I used to be able to group by “Due Date” and then “Reminder Time” but if I do that now the result give nothing. It feels like there is a bug in the system. I think it became a problem with the software that was released 1st February 2019.

    8 votes
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  7. Provide a feature to make To Do List accessible and track-able and export it from Microsoft Outlook 2016 to other platforms

    Access & track your "To Do List" while you are on the go. In Outlook smartphone app, separate app or even exporting the list to keep following up in excel file. That would be more productive if Outlook would export it to To-Do application as a ready list.

    4 votes
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  8. Categories in task pane.

    It would be good, that in task pane, when it is filtered by categories, the band of each category acquires the color assigned by the user.
    Best regards...!!!

    7 votes
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  9. Provide a feature or an option to send notification on completion of a Task or Meeting in Calendar in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    When you receive an email to do a task, and you compete the task.. and you tick it off, the other side should get a notification to show that its been ticked off meaning job done. Will be so convenient instead of sending an email back saying so, as i work as a reception administrator it will be so much easier and faster. specially if you work in a busy field.

    2 votes
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  10. Email attachment, can be packaged to download

    Email attachment, can be packaged to download

    4 votes
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  11. Move location of To do bar.

    Create an option for the To-Do Bar to be located on the left side of the window frame, so that the users eyes see it first thing (when "reading" from left to right). Currently, outlook only allows it on the right most edge of the window. To be able to move it to the left side of the folder and reading panes.

    10 votes
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  12. Provide a feature to import ”Next Step" from Microsoft To-Do App to Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature to import ”Next Step" from Microsoft To-Do App to Microsoft Outlook 2016 as on my Microsoft To Do app I can add Next Step but this does not get imported to the PC version of Outlook.

    3 votes
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  13. Provide the ability to run a report providing the amount of time spent on each category within the Outlook Calendar.

    Ability to run a report providing the amount of time spent on each category within the Outlook Calendar.

    5 votes
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  14. Outlook 2019 is missing the category icon in the tasks below the calendar

    Outlook 2019 is missing the category icon in the tasks below the calendar

    5 votes
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  15. Provide a feature to retain table when creating tasks from an email in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Currently, while creating tasks from an email, the table present or created in an email is getting converted to text which should not happen as a normal behavior. It should be retained as a table even when the task is successfully created avoiding any unwanted change in formatting and avoiding mistakes with the layout.

    2 votes
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  16. search in the reminder box

    search ability in the reminders box that pops up

    1 vote
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  17. Provide a feature of Activities Report in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    I would like to see a feature like a pane or a minimized pane displaying a resume of my performance break by daily performance, week, month, year, with information of how many activities did I complete on time, how many where due date, canceled and rescheduled, even (If posible) to see how many time an specific task where rescheduled...

    OR Something like this thanks

    2 votes
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  18. Ask for Task List/Reminder

    As soon as you mention in the mail "Tomorrow we will check and update you" or "we will check and update you by 10 Feb"…. etc.. it has to ask for Task list/reminder or it should get added automatically in the task list/reminder.

    4 votes
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  19. Provide an option in outlook tasks to subtasks and contact association in Outlook 2016

    Please add the ability to create sub-tasks in Outlook and also add the ability to associate a task with a contact w/o sending the task to that person in Exchange.

    67 votes
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  20. The web and android version of Tasks allow include steps inside a task, however the desktop version doesn't support steps.

    Include the support of 'step' inside a 'task' in the desktop version, as the web and android version of Tasks does.

    3 votes
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