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  1. Ability to handle duplicate contacts efficiently in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Option to provide ability to identify likely duplicate contacts, select one as the real contact and be able to compare and manually merge that record to information from any of the duplicates on a field by field basis in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    243 votes
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  2. Add optional TimeZone to a contact in Outlook 2016

    When working with people in different time zones it can be difficult to keep track of the Timezone everyone works in. Add an optional Timezone field for contacts and if set, please show the contacts current time.

    24 votes
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  3. Options to store and display Contact details with all the information.

    Make it possible to display as well as store all the information related to a contact in People section in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to make it more effective to use. Phone numbers stored and displayed should include all the information in Microsoft Outlook 2016 which include area code and the country code not just the local number. Also if we can get the postal code or Zip Code to auto populate based on the address entered it would be an added benefit. Addition or customization and addition of business card is also needed.

    Also i would really like to be…

    258 votes
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  4. Contact Activity Tracker

    Please bring back the Contact Activity Tracker, and make it better with new features like integration with LinkedIn or whatever. I need the ability to see all sent and received messages from a contact.

    Outlook could be so much better (and actually were better, because these functions were available in older versions). Who needs or wants a CRM? Facebook destroys the argument that this feature should be removed from Outlook, so that Microsoft can sell more Dynamics licenses. Facebook gives this feature away for free.

    116 votes
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  5. Fix the contact management in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Fix the contact management in Microsoft Outlook 2016 when composing regular emails.

    13 votes
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  6. Provide an option to use Direct Number in the Contacts page in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to use Direct Number in the Contacts page in Microsoft Outlook 2016 rather than using options like Business 2 etc. Providing an option to create custom phone labels (or fields) within Outlook Contacts would be beneficial.

    19 votes
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  7. Provide a feature to use the color from Contacts to highlight the user in the To-field when sending email in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature to use the color from Contacts for the recipient in the To-field when sending email in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to avoid sending emails to wrong contacts.

    8 votes
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  8. Enable editing of ad-hoc Contact Group members

    Should be able to edit the information for an "ad-hoc" contact group member similar to previous versions.

    Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016 uses Contact Cards which results in "ad-hoc" members having to be deleted and re-added to make a change.

    Reference this forum thread, https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficeoutlook-msowindows8/edit-a-member-of-a-contact-group/3216f5ba-c00c-412a-aff3-65a78896c3ed.

    8 votes
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  9. Option to remove duplicate recipients from To/Cc/Bcc field of Outlook 2016

    The ability to remove duplicate recipients from To/Cc/Bcc field

    30 votes
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  10. Import contacts from iCloud

    Allow outlook to import contacts directly from i Cloud. It looks like it should work as there is the option that come up, Import to outlook but then you only get the first contact. I opened up the file with excel and can see the other contacts. with 1400 contacts doing them one at a time is a non starter. Also It would be great if you could finally embed directly i Cloud or Gmail accounts or calendar (as in Windows Mail or in the mail client "EM client")

    If you are not going to get this working then icloud…

    332 votes
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  11. Merge contacts

    When you enter a spouse's name, it should provide suggestions from your contact list, so if you have both partners in your contacts, it will link them as a married couple. That would make it nice for reminders about anniversaries if it would then give you one reminder for both people. Additionally, then if you're looking at a person's contact card on your phone, it could give you a link to their spouse.

    92 votes
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  12. Provide a feature to Import contacts from .vcf or vCard file as well as from other accounts in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Please provide an option import and export individual as well as group contacts from VCard or .vcf file for efficient handling/management of Contacts in Microsoft Outlook 2016. An option to Import contacts from .vcf / vCard file as well as from other accounts in Microsoft Outlook 2016 would be an added benefit. To make the contacts management function more efficiently it needs an option to import multiple contacts at one time to a custom contact screen with specific user fields. Also ability include calendar and tasks on main contact screen with notes too.

    330 votes
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  13. Provide a feature to associate a contact entry with multiple companies in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature to associate a contact entry with multiple companies in Microsoft Outlook 2016 without creating duplicate entries.

    6 votes
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  14. Provide an option to import and export Nickname in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to import and export Nickname in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    7 votes
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  15. Provide an option of "Contact Linking Field” In Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option of "Contact Linking Field” In Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Please bring back the Contact Linking field in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    56 votes
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  16. Provide an option of creating 'Groups' and then make it easy to 'drag & drop' from address book and group contact designate TO and CC

    Provide an option of creating 'Groups' and then make it easy to 'drag & drop' from address book in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Also, I am creating a Contact group but assigning who it goes TO and who is CC’d. I have a lot of different groups that I email regularly, but I need to be able to separate out the teams that it needs to be addressed TO and who only needs to be copied on the email. Right now I have it set up as Routing TO, and another one for Routing CC.

    41 votes
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  17. Provide an option of confirmation dialog box when deleting an item in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option of confirmation dialog box when deleting an item in Microsoft Outlook 2016. Currently you get a confirmation dialog box when using the SHIFT+DELETE only.

    9 votes
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  18. Showing the Phonetic name field in the address book regardless of the Language Settings

    The Phonetic name field should show what we actually entered in that field regardless of the Language Settings. It does not show what is expected to be shown when the Language Settings of the Outlook client is set to a language other than Japanese. It is inconvenient because I would like to use this field to show a short description of a user when viewing the address book in a language other than Japanese on Outlook.

    This feedback is based on a customer voice from support SR.

    8 votes
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  19. Enable to show Global Address List in contacts pane

    OWA can show Address Lists of my organization under "Directory". It is better to find someone or some gruop across my contacts and my organization in a view. Please consider to integrate OWA feature and Outlook feature.

    183 votes
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  20. Option to export auto complete list of contacts in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    Provide an option to export the email addresses that are not saved in contacts and the contacts that show up in the auto-complete suggestion list and also provide an option to easily save the auto-complete addresses into contacts, so that it could be made possible to export the auto-complete list of contacts easily in Outlook 2016. Also option to display full list of the “Recent People” when composing an email as it is more efficient to use it rather than looking at just 5 contacts.

    56 votes
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