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  1. Automatically block of 15 minutes before and after each meeting

    It is my manual task to always block some time before and after meetings, lot's of extra clicking in Outlook. I would love to see a feature or someone explain to me how I can tell Outlook, to by default make my meetings appear to start 15 minutes earlier and stop 15 minutes later, than they actually do, so no one can book back to back through my entire schedule.

    27 votes
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  2. Rethink the direction Outlook is going

    The look and feel of Outlook as well as most of the other office applications is continuing to look worse and worse. It's becoming much more childish looking and less professional looking. Many of the sections take up way too much space on the screen. The most recent change to the top of a new message looks totally ridiculous. Why either boxes around To, CC and BCC and not around Subject for example?

    Users should also be able to adjust the space between items in the Folder Pane, there is way too much whitespace between items and you have to…

    95 votes
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  3. Please add BCC for meeting invites.

    Please add BCC for meeting invites to protect the privacy of remote participant emails and/or conference attendee emails.

    26 votes
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  4. Ability to get the count of attendees invited/declined/accepted/busy in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Want number/quantity of attendees invited/declined/accepted/busy to meeting/appointment in scheduling assistant. Also there should be a possibility to highlight the row for a selected meeting attendee in the Outlook scheduling assistant. This will improve the readability: when scheduling with lots of attendees, it’s hard to discern which person is unavailable when all you see are blobs of blue with no name connected to them. Allow the feature of busy search to identify users that are tied up with meetings and appointments as well.

    Provision of a button on the invite listing names and titles plus how they are connected on an…

    415 votes
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  5. Compose email window: the new to/from/subject ribbon is way too big

    stop stealing screen real estate for the thing I want to use it for: the contents of my email.

    63 votes
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  6. There's possibly now too much empty space in the email window

    It'd be great to reduce the new size of the "from", "to" and "CC/BCC" columns in both the Popped Out New Email window and the inset 'reply' window. There's a lot of "dead-air" above the line where one writes the email

    158 votes
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  7. Provide an option to clone a past meeting as we might need to create meeting which is not a recurring one

    Provide an option to clone a past meeting as we might need to create meeting which is not a recurring one would be the best option in Microsoft Outlook 2016. Being able to clone a past meeting would be good instead of copying all the details again.

    49 votes
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  8. Copy an existing meeting into a new meeting

    Allow the copying of an existing meeting into a new meeting that can be edited for content, attendees, time, etc., and then sent. This dramatically decreases the work effort of scheduling meetings and reduces friction between your users and the software.

    105 votes
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  9. Option to Snooze email messages in Outlook for Windows

    Please add the email SNOOZE option to Outlook for Windows--to match the SNOOZE feature that already exists in OWA/O365.

    This is an incredibly handy feature that I use daily in Gmail when I need to follow-up later. Snooze is much easier than adding a follow-up reminder to the message.

    Thank you

    13 votes
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  10. Recurring Calendar meeting changes should not change meetings that have already taken place

    Do not change the history of meetings that have already occurred when make changes to a recurring meeting for future dates.

    587 votes
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  11. Offer choice re: ribbon icons

    I opened Outlook acct & icons on ribbon changed. Offer option to use old icons/ opt-in or out choice when making such changes

    29 votes
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  12. Add quarterly option to recurring calendar. You only have weekly, monthly or yearly now.

    The recurring calendar options are weekly, monthly or yearly. I do several things quarterly and would like that option.

    34 votes
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  13. Colour coding for different recipient

    to have the option to set the option to display/highlight email from specific people in your email box to a different colour - so that they can be clearly identified at a glance

    10 votes
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  14. Keep all meeting invites even if declined.

    Set the option to keep all meeting invites in inbox regardless of the action taken; even if declined.

    125 votes
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  15. Increase the number of color options in the Outlook Calendar palette from 9 to 16-25, increase contrast, and allow user editing of colors.

    I find that I cannot change the color of agenda items or calendar items for my email accounts in Microsoft Outlook. I use various Android apps on my tablet and phone, that allow me to show Agenda items and Calendar items. If I use gmail, I can easily select a color, whereas with Outlook accounts I cannot change the color to suit my preferences. Also provide an option or feature to set different events with different colors in Calendar as well as in Categories in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    1,376 votes
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  16. Search At The Top Option

    Please allow users to choose whether to use Search at the Top or keep the search bar in the legacy location.

    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/search-at-the-top-96fee452-80cd-492d-a35c-5c37584b416b

    10 votes
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  17. Removing folders

    Give us the ability to remove folders we don't use. Many of us do not use the "group", "conversations" or various other folders that Outlook automatically installs and will let us delete. Users should be able to remove any folder they don't want.

    49 votes
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  18. Provide a pop-up reminder for users who create a meeting with WebEx as the location but do not have a WebEx invite attached.

    Provide a pop-up reminder for users who create a meeting invite with WebEx as the location but do not have a WebEx meeting attached when they attempt to send the meeting invite (similar to the pop-up reminder for users who have 'attach' in the message but no file attached)

    10 votes
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  19. Bulk-modify only future events of a recurring calendar event (i.e. "archive"/"freeze" past events).

    It is helpful to have a record of past events/meeting as they happened.
    Currently, modifying a recurring event (e.g. moving a team meeting from Tuesdays to Thursdays) will change all occurrences, past and future, which means the record of previous events is lost/not accurate.
    When modifying a recurring event, users usually want to implement a change "from now on", so at the very least they should be given the option to modify (a) single event, (b) future occurrences, (c) all occurrences.
    See Google calendar for implementation.

    13 votes
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  20. Allow users to specify their pronouns.

    Add an official way for users to specify their preferred pronouns - he/him, they/them, etc. Ideally this would be easily changeable, and not require people picking options from a list.

    65 votes
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