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  1. 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.

    4 votes
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    • 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.

      6 votes
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      • Provide an option to restore a deleted task in Outlook 2016

        When a task is accidently deleted, it cannot be restored. It must be re-entered.
        It would be nice if deleted task could be moved back to task list.

        3 votes
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        • Show a count for a list of tasks you have in your To-Do list of Outlook 2016

          Show a count for a list of tasks you have in your To-Do list of Outlook 2016

          5 votes
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          • Put back the ability to add your own autocorrect entries

            I frequently mistype words which aren't in autocorrect and I used to be able to add these to make my slow typing a little faster. I also used to love to add short abbreviations for long technical terms or frequently used phrases. This facility has vanished from Word and Outlook and I'd love to see them back

            12 votes
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            • Change the way a new task is created when dragging an email into the task pane.

              Currently, you can drag an email in the tasks pane and it will create a task. However, it doesn't give you the ability to change the details of task when creating. When you open the task, you are taken to the email but are unable to change the task details (due date, comments, etc). This is a big issue because it makes selecting the due date more difficult and it prevents you from adding notes. You can change the due date using the task lists but this adds another step.

              Suggested Resolution: Either add the task fields above the email…

              1 vote
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              • Set a due time for tasks

                Currently, the due time is configured to 12:00 a.m. on the due date. Having the ability to create a due time would be beneficial on an exchange account.

                53 votes
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                • Provide a timeline view that shows each main task and child task in details categorized based on color in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                  Provide a timeline view that shows each main task and child task in details categorized based on color in Microsoft Outlook 2016. Timeline view that show each main task and capability to view child task in details. Each task line colored based on nearest to the dateline e.g green, yellow and red.

                  5 votes
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                  • Tasks list show email attachment date

                    the task list should show the flagged email date when hover the mouse on it. It shows the task start date and end date but not the email date.

                    1 vote
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                    • task dependencies

                      Allow to define dependencies for Outlook Tasks

                      7 votes
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                      • Possibility to schedule when you are going to work with a task in the Calendar

                        Here's howI want to work with tasks:
                        • I want to be able to create overall projects for tasks
                        o Under each project, I can create different tasks
                        o Each task can be assigned to the status
                         Not started
                         On time
                         Escalated
                         Completed
                        o Each task may have a start / end date, but
                         each task can be booked in the calendar, several times. You should therefore be able to schedule when you work with the task. Double-clicking on the task in the calendar will of course be the task that opens.

                        18 votes
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                        • Bring back the Mark Complete button on the Task reminder window.

                          It is too cumbersome to right click the tiny line of the task in the Reminder window, and then the mouse often drifts to the Delete Item instead. I am not a procrastinator, and most of the time my tasks are complete before the reminder appears. There used to be a Mark Complete button right there, that made it much easier to complete the task and remove the reminder.

                          11 votes
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                          • Improvements to Task Quick View in Outlook 2016

                            The task quick view (4th of 5 icons in the bottom left corner) could benefit from a few small improvements that greatly improve productivity.

                            1. I should be able to mark tasks done just from the quick view

                            2. I should be able to multi-select and bulk edit these tasks through a right click

                            3. Clicking on the task title should take me to the email associated with it

                            3 votes
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                            • Ability to set Task durations, and Calendar suggests tasks based on availability and duration

                              Ability to set an estimated duration for a Task (perhaps with ability to set a default time and quickly change), and then have the Calendar suggest Tasks you could work on when it sees you have the appropriate amount of time open in your calendar.

                              13 votes
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                              • Please bring back the TASK FlAG reading pane view when single clicking on it

                                Why I can not view my flagged email content or TASK on reading pane by single click on it?

                                6 votes
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                                • Create a task for a certain employee but have the option to CC in other managers to track progress also

                                  I need to create a task for a certain employee but I also need to add other managers in so they can also track that certain employee's "efforts". I don't need to task the other managers.

                                  5 votes
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                                  • Have a set row in today task view.

                                    I think it would be helpful to have a set row at the bottom of the today task view. This set row would show totals for such columns as total and actual work for the day. How many tasks you have today etc.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Countdown Timer

                                      I suggest a countdown timer that can sit minimized on a windows desktop, giving a customizeable countdown clock.

                                      I'm a terrible procrastinator (I should have asked for this years ago) and one way to keep my attention focused on tasks is to have a list of tasks, a due date and a countdown timer to display time remaining until the project is due. That way I could enter a due date for a specific task, and receive alerts as time ticked away: weekly, monthly, hourly. For me and my team.

                                      For regular, day to day throughput, I'd benefit from a…

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Outlook Tasks

                                        Include a Save and New button to allow for easy entry of multiple items.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Add the option to select a Task Folder when using Quick Steps "Create a task with attachment"

                                          I am working to get a seamless experience across Outlook Tasks and Microsoft To-Do.

                                          This is the scenario:
                                          When I get an e-mail, I would like to create a task with the incoming e-mail attached (e.g. remind me to reply to that e-mail).

                                          Within Quick Steps there is the option to "Create a task with attachment".

                                          As Microsoft To-Do is using the folder structure within the Task folder to label tasks, I'd like to move the task to a certain Task folder (e.g. "Work"). However, the "Move to folder" action within Quick Steps doesn't allow to select a Task Folder,…

                                          18 votes
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