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  1. 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


    9 votes
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  2. 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.

    Also, for those of us that like to time-block and change the color once a task is complete: Provide an option to change the category color of just one item in a reoccurring series vs. the entire series.

    11 votes
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  3. Shared Task Folder Naming Updates to Recipients

    When I create a new shared task folder in tasks, if I rename it after sharing it, the original recipients do not see my name change. They have to rename it themselves on their side or delete the share and have me resend it after my changes. Why can't the changes sync to all who have the shared folder?

    4 votes
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  4. 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

    21 votes
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  5. 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.

    7 votes
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  6. 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.

    9 votes
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  7. Make the update for Windows 10 (I updated on Nov,29th 2017) the outlook and power point work correctly. I think it would be a good idea. For

    For instance: Power point: inserting slides from another file (Keep source formatting does not have an impact whatsoever ). Making an Email to a Task renders the Email unaccesible by saying " You do not have access". I ha ve never changed any access rights on my PC nor anybody else. Please make the basics work before you do anything new! How about that as an idea!

    3 votes
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  8. task dependencies

    Allow to define dependencies for Outlook Tasks

    21 votes
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  9. 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…

    9 votes
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  10. Remind pending tasks before exiting

    I need outlook to remind me of the pending tasks if there are any before exiting the application when I click the exit button.

    8 votes
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  11. 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?

    9 votes
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  12. Link task created Sharepoint Notebook to Sharepoint Task List

    Have a SharePoint Workspace that have a task list & OneNote notebook. When I create meeting notes with linked outlook tasks, I would like the ability to put the tasks created from OneNote to the Workspace task list.

    7 votes
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  13. 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.

    35 votes
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  14. Kanban View for Outlook Tasks

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

    Also, It would be great if there were a better way to organize outlook tasks into something more like a Kanban board. The columns in the Kanban could be predefined and selectable by Assigned To, Status, or a Category. This would something better than the raw list.

    35 votes
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  15. 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.

    33 votes
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  16. Allow non-blank default task Start Date

    By default, new tasks have no Start Date or Due Date set (unless created via "Click here to add a new Task" - which I don't use). I would like to have the option of deciding what my default Start Date is, even if I use Ctrl+N or Ctrl+Shift+K. Just like the "Click here to add a new Task" Start Date defaults to whatever the "Set Quick Click flag" value is, please do the same for other ways of creating new tasks, or at least make it an option.

    4 votes
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  17. 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.

    39 votes
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  18. When marking an message as complete, mark it read and allow for it to clear categories (optional)

    When marking an message as complete, mark the message as read and optionally allow for it to clear categories assigned to the message.

    This is useful for those that use categories to as a more fine tune filtering option of the status of a project, task or idea.

    6 votes
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  19. 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.

    89 votes
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  20. Create a button in the ribbon to create a task.

    Create a button in the ribbon to create a task.

    14 votes
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