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  1. Outlook calendar: set work hours for individual weekdays.

    Options>Calendar>Work time>
    Work hours start time & end time should be adjustable for the different weekdays not only the week as a whole.

    (Monday 8-16, Tuesday 9-17, Wednesday 10.30-16.50 etc.)

    397 votes
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  2. Please give us back the opportunity to categorize meetings with different colours

    Please give us back the opportunity to categorize meetings with different colours

    390 votes
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  3. Fix Searching Outlook 2016

    More than 90% of the time search will not find the mail while the Search text is word for word in the mail. Even worst is the fact that it finds mail that does not contains any words of the search box. Search also exclude additional mail boxes in my case the most
    important ones.

    377 votes
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  4. Set up Recuring out of Office Replies for certain dates.

    At my job we are on a 9/80 schedule so we have off every other Friday, so It would be nice to set up out of office replies like a recurring meeting on those days. Also would like to be able to schedule more than 1 out of office reply for the future. Long story short be able to give the same options as meeting request to out of office replies.

    373 votes
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  5. Option to print Overlay Calendars in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Option to print Overlay Calendars in Microsoft Outlook 2016 would be beneficial. Particularly like to have the ability to overlay calendars arbitrarily whether on the left, right, or any other view configuration.

    375 votes
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  6. Highligth each months in different colors to seperate months in Outlook 2016

    It would be great if separate months are highlighted in different colors, so that the months could be easily distinguished.

    366 votes
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  7. Allow mail-items to be tagged in Outlook 2016

    Using "Categories" for emails is not always useful because they a) need to be created in advanced and b) are then cumbersome to use if there are many. A much, much more comfortable tagging would thus be required. This could work similar to online-sites where you simple can "type" multiple comma-separated strings. If a string is recognized to be "existing" in the current database, it is potentially auto-completed. This "tags" field is stored with the mail item and can be easily searched/filtered for. Or even better provide an option to mark emails with a "Star" sign so we can search…

    358 votes
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  8. 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.

    354 votes
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  9. Disable Inbox Unread Email Count for Other in Focused Inbox in Outlook 2016

    The Unread Email count next to Inbox Folder should be able to only show the Focused emails and not the total of Focused and Other Emails when Focused Inbox is enabled.

    343 votes
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  10. Don't prompt to save changes when closing a calendar item that has not been edited in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Don't prompt to save changes when closing a calendar item that has not been edited in Microsoft Outlook 2016. This can block shut-down or restart of the computer as Microsoft Outlook 2016 won't close until those prompts are answered.

    341 votes
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  11. email address

    Always show the full email address of a sender in the view pane. This is a major security risk that the email address of a sender is hidden and requires several clicks to view. Default should always be to show the full sender email address.

    340 votes
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  12. Provide an option of delete in the pop up window when an email is received in outlook 2016

    Why did you remove the delete option in the pop up window when an email is received?

    340 votes
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  13. 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…

    337 votes
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  14. Provide an option to make text of Outlook folders containing Unread Items Bold in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to make text of Outlook folders containing Unread Items Bold in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to set it apart or easy to distinguish from other folders would be beneficial.

    336 votes
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  15. Full support for shared mailboxes/calendars

    Shared mailboxes/contacts/calendars should be fully integrated.

    The calendar should pop up notifications as well as for new mail in shared inboxes.
    When creating a new email, the from address should be easily selected, and shared addresses should auto complete. shared contacts should be fully editable. etc. Also It would be useful to be able to share a birthday calendar.

    Also, there should be ability to view shared calendars in iOS native calendar also. Additionally an option to share my calendar with someone who had a gmail account that is out of the network I have on Outlook.

    331 votes
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  16. Accept meetings as "in person" or "remote" in Outlook 2016

    It'd be great to understand whether attendees for a meeting will be attending via Skype or will be there in-person. Providing attendees with an option to accept a meeting invite “by phone” along with Accept, Tentative, or Decline would be an added benefit.

    325 votes
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  17. Better Categories management or Color categorize occurrence of a repeating meeting in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Categories are an excellent, more modern, and flexible alternative to folders. However, managing and assigning categories in Outlook (both client and web) for POP, IMAP as well as Exchange.

    For ex.: Right now we are unable to condense long email conversations unless we organize by date. A feature where you can tag or categorize an entire conversation in the condensed format would be hugely helpful.

    Often I need to be able to find all of the meetings for a specific committee or board but doesn't seem to be an option – a few more colors would also be good. Hereby…

    321 votes
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  18. Provide an option to assign colors for incoming emails in Microsoft Outlook 2016 for easy identification

    Provide an option to assign colors for incoming emails in Microsoft Outlook 2016 for easy identification. Designate my supervisors emails writing in Red as an example. Just being able to assign a font color to a person for incoming mail so they pop out at you. Especially when you receive hundreds of emails a day. I would rather have that then the little color boxes.

    309 votes
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  19. Provide an option to "send to added and deleted attendees only" when adding people to existing calendar event in Outlook 2016

    Previously when you added people to an existing event before the event update was sent out it would ask if you wanted to send it only to the people added or deleted from the event and that feature is now gone in Outlook 2016

    309 votes
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  20. Provide a feature or option to assign colors to Calendars in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    This is not for the "categories" for color-coding each entry... those haven't really changed, and although I would love more color options, it works. BUT, I'm really sad that the new "Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016" Outlook calendar color options have been severely reduced and honestly folks, these colors are sad. Get rid of pink. Forever. Or make it the 30th choice. So hard to look at. We need more than 9 options... I regularly have far more than 9 calendars open and need to be able to quickly differentiate. It is nice that you can now dedicate a specific…

    309 votes
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