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  1. 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…

    247 votes
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  2. Option to allow Rules to use BCC to selected recipient so that we can BCC emails in Outlook 2016

    Currently rules only allow rules to CC a recipient. Provide an option to enable BCC while creating or managing rules. It will allow us to BCC emails and so nobody get to know about the same emails which we are sending in multiple groups.

    245 votes
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  3. Option to apply Automatic replies (out-of-office) recurrence in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    It would be great to be able to specify recurrence (same as in calendar appointments) on automatic replies (out of office) in Outlook 2016. For example: I am out of office every "odd" Friday.

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  4. Family Calendars cannot be updated from Outlook Desktop

    Using Outlook 2016 for Windows, I cannot add or update events to my Outlook.com family calendar.

    240 votes
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    The Outlook team is working on this update. We will add support for adding and updating events on family calendars as part of an overall improvement to shared calendars in Outlook.

    We will post a subsequent status update when the shared calendar improvements are available for you to use in Outlook. Our current ETA is to begin releasing to subscription customers who are using Outlook 2016 this summer (July 2018).

  5. 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…

    239 votes
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  6. Provide an option to disable @mention feature in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to disable @mention feature in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to safeguard confidential information.

    238 votes
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  7. Ribbon should not switch over to the Attachment Tab unless we need to perform any action related to attachments in Email

    The Ribbon switches automatically to the Attachment Tab and stays there whenever an attachment is clicked on in an email message. It is required to switch back to the Message or any other tab manually by the user in order to reply to a message or perform another function not related to an attachment. The ribbon shall not move to the attachment tab and stay where it is unless the user switches the tab himself to perform any action related to the attachment.

    237 votes
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  8. Option to Customize the Office Applications themes independently.

    It would be nice if we could customize the color scheme / look and feel of the office apps independently of each other. I like my word in dark theme but One Note and Outlook in their respective colors. Now you have to choose one look wholesale for the whole system which seems strange.

    Also, please add a ‘Classic Office’ Theme to render all office products in their default themes from 2003/2007/2012.

    234 votes
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  9. 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?

    232 votes
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  10. 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.

    232 votes
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  11. Option to make Unread emails more visible in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    An option to make the unread emails stand out more in Microsoft Outlook 2016 as it would make it easy to distinguish between Read and Unread emails.

    229 votes
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  12. 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.

    225 votes
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  13. Option to edit the subject line and add the time span of the email in Microsoft Outlook Client 2016.

    Option to edit the subject title of the email and add the time span in Microsoft Outlook 2016, so that we can update the subject header of emails received and save it in a document file.

    225 votes
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  14. Give the user the ability to manually enter dates for recurring appointments that are slightly irregular in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Give the user the ability to manually enter dates for recurring appointments that are slightly irregular in Microsoft Outlook 2016 enabling user to over ride the Public or other holidays. Also enable the user to set and update recurring meetings and events as well that are on regular intervals. In the month of May, we have 5 Wednesday or Tuesdays, When we want to set up a recurring event for the fifth Wednesday, I have one option, Last. Then I have 2 events on a 4 Wednesday month and this needs to be looked into as well.

    This functionality is…

    222 votes
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  15. Restore the ability to specify Low, Medium, High level of detail in all calendar views (day, week, work week, month)

    Restore the ability to specify Low, Medium, High level of detail in all calendar views (day, week, work week, month). Also In Monthly Calendar View, an option to choose 1st DATE of a month i.e. 1st January regardless of which day of the week (Tuesday, Saturday etc ) the 1st falls would be an added benefit.

    218 votes
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  16. Add Indonesia Calender for Holiday

    Please Add Indonesia Calender for Holiday

    215 votes
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  17. 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.

    215 votes
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  18. Countdown clock for important events (for example 31 days until exam) as a daily flag on the calendar

    for example a note on each day that states # of days until an event, such as year-end reporting, or exams, or big events. Also, should have a place to put the number of the week of the year. Many corporate calendars have a number for each week of the fiscal year and refer to deadlines by that week.

    214 votes
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  19. Year View for Calendar and Print Calendar Options in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Option to provide year view in Calendar and to print as well in Microsoft Outlook 2016 in year format. We cannot easily get the options to print a single page. The only settings available are "Table Style and Memo Style", without navigating through other printer-specific "Print Options". Provide print options or settings like page range, one-sided/two-sided, etc... just like every other Office app has had forever. 

    214 votes
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  20. Allow us to change the font, its size and choice of style for the to, cc, bcc and subject lines of email

    Allow us to change the font, its size, and style for the to, cc, bcc and subject lines of an email. I have checked online and lots of people have this problem, no fix has been suggested. July 24, 2018

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