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  1. Allow tags in contacts.

    Allow tags in contacts. for eg. finding doctors should be as easy as finding all doctors in my contact list. Fast tagging option should be given.

    45 votes
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  2. Emoticons For Outlook or have emojis available in Outlook 2016

    Emoticons For Outlook or have emojjis available in Outlook 2016

    93 votes
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  3. Option to edit and caption the photos or documents while attaching to mail

    Ability to caption the docs, photos and editing the photos while attaching them.

    12 votes
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  4. Integrate Tasks and Email with Office 365 Planner or Intergrate Microsoft Planner to Tasks in Outlook

    Take tasks or email from Outlook and send them directly to Planner, Office 365 Groups as task.

    Reference Office 365 Planner, https://blogs.office.com/2015/09/22/introducing-office-365-planner/#fRR9QJXQ8ZbJhlTt.97.

    Or Intergrate Microsoft Planner to Tasks in Outlook 2016

    149 votes
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  5. Options to create or arrange tasks in sequence.

    Ability to sequence tasks in one (or both) of 2 ways:

    (1) Manually order tasks in a folder, and have that order be synchronized across clients (including when viewing the same list in the iOS Reminders app.

    (2) Daisy-chain tasks such that the status of one is Deferred until 1 or more prerequisite tasks are completed.

    (3) Create a column for Prioritizing tasks. Sub Tasks as well to tie all together.
    Ability to show list in calendar view as well. Create column for this priority setting.
    List should show in daily calendar when opened up and ability to create

    Also,…

    110 votes
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  6. Microsoft Outlook 2016 Apps with right-side banner for corporate communication

    There are applications available which offer Windows Screen Saver for showing Corporate Communication messages. Controlled from centralized machine, the system would download executable file, download content, install Apps inside client workstation and modify its registry. Once the computer is idle, the Apps would initiate the Screen Saver and shows Corporate Communication contents.

    As the ratio of the laptop screen is getting wider and becomes 16:9 ratio, there might be a place to put those Corporate Communication messages as banner on the right-side of the screen. Hence, outlook 2010 Apps can have this banner and Microsoft can add this feature for…

    3 votes
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  7. Option to view calendar events of all calendars from same mailbox or different mailboxes in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Option to view all the events or tasks of all the Calendars either from the same mailbox or different mailboxes in Microsoft Outlook 2016. Currently you can only view the events of all the default calendar only in the task pane when hovering a mouse over the calendar menu at the left bottom.

    202 votes
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  8. Quick delete button and Flag status are too close together

    Outlook 2013/2016,

    Quick Delete button and Flag Status button are really close together, please make an option to remove the Quick Delete button. The position of the buttons results in accidentally deleting a message. Also the popup and discard button are too close and it makes it easy to press the wrong button and loose the entire response.

    568 votes
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  9. Accepted appointments should have the "Accept" option grayed out

    Accepted appointments should have the "Accept" option grayed out. This way, we won't need to do a double-take on whether we've accepted it or not. And similarly for a tentative appointment, the "Tentative" button should be grayed out.

    29 votes
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  10. Option to Download Headers Only for IMAP in Outlook 2016

    Option to make "Download Headers Only" available again for IMAP account in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    85 votes
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  11. Retain Search Folders

    We really would like to be able to access our customized search folders from the Outlook Web App and from the apps on our smartphones. These are very valuable features for our organization. Additionally, any new Outlook profile on a desktop client needs to have these search folders recreated manually, which can be problematic during move/add/change proceedings.

    14 votes
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  12. Option to optimize the grammar and spell check tool and provide a spell check option when an email is in capital letters in outlook 2016

    Option to optimize the spell check and grammar tool, for extensive editing while composing emails in Outlook 2016. Also bring back “look up” in the drop down menu that comes up when you right click. If you choose “look up” in the past, you’d be linked to a dictionary. Now there is just the “Thesaurus” option and provide a spell check option when an email is in capital letters in Microsoft Outlook 2016. Also Spellcheck should automatically know that words which match the spelling of a name in an email address in the ‘To:’ or ‘Cc:’ fields are not spelled…

    161 votes
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  13. Copy the color category from calendar to To-Do Bar for All Day Events and assign a color category to meetings, tasks & events

    Option to assign a color category to calendar appointments, tasks and emails for specific projects including emails to yourself in Microsoft Outlook 2016 for efficient email management and handling.
    Also, copy the color category from calendar to To-Do Bar for All Day Events

    897 votes
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  14. Please Add Hijri shamsi(solar calender) to alternate calendar of Outlook

    Please Add Hijri shamsi(solar calendar) to alternate calendar of Outlook.
    now, Hijri(moon calendar) available for outlook 2016 but I need Hijri shamsi(solar calendar).

    181 votes
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  15. Option of Hand written email for touch devices

    Option to compose emails in own handwriting using the pen on touch devices.

    50 votes
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  16. Option to add 'Archive' Button to Menu on the Right Side (in Touch Mode)

    In Microsoft Outlook 2016 on Microsoft Surface in Touch Mode, when we are looking at emails, we have menu with buttons along the right hand side of the screen (Delete, Reply, Flag, etc.). We have the tendency to touch those icons when we are reading emails, as our hand generally hovers around that right side, so it would be really helpful if the archive button can be added to that specific quick menu. Ideally, it would be great if we could edit which buttons are there and which aren't.

    23 votes
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  17. Include how many hours a task required

    In outlook.com, there is a drop-down menu to include approximately how much time a task will take/did take. This is something that my employer wants to use to see approximately how much time each project we do takes, but this option is nowhere in the downloadable program, only the website. This addition would be perfect for our company's needs.

    29 votes
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  18. Change default calender

    So many of us are dedicated users of Outlook for Windows... and also use a Win10 Mobile phone.
    Problem: each device uses a different calendar: Office for Windows uses my default email ID, which is my domain email ID (not Exchange). The phone uses an Outlook.com email ID. To get a calendar item sent over to the phone, I have to manually copy all of my calendar items in Outlook for Windows over to the Outlook.com calendar under "My Calendars". Interoperability between the two platforms is difficult.
    Solution: We need an option in Outlook for Windows to change the default…

    42 votes
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  19. Please reopen all the drafts that were open on outlook restart or crash

    Please reopen all the emails and Outlook windows including drafts that were open in Microsoft Outlook 2016 before restart or crash.

    41 votes
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  20. Touch mode email action buttons

    I like the increased whitespace of the 'touch mode' even when I'm not on a touch computer. There is one annoying UI change in Outlook that happens when you go into touch mode. It moves the email action buttons (reply, delete, etc) to the right side in a vertical bar and removes any text labels.It would be great if the icons stayed where they are in the normal mode but are larger and have more whitespace. Much like the changes that happen on the ribbon.

    17 votes
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