Expand Outlook Today functionality and features in Microsoft Outlook 2016
In it's current form Outlook Today is carrying on with the old features that haven't been improved on. With just a little work we can see lot of improvements to Outlook Today by adding accessibility or links to features and it could serve as a DASHBOARD for all emails and groups across multiple accounts or localized to a single account. With current features like "Calendar", "Tasks", and "Message Counts" we can add functionality and a modern look that would entice users and can provide access to the following:
a) Have an mail list with the most recent emails (across all mailboxes, or allow the user to have individual modules for each mailbox).
b) Access to Weather Updates
c) Updated RSS feeds for News.
d) Allow most basic functionality straight from this dashboard and in addition allow users to drill-down into individual inboxes and other areas of Outlook.
e) Option to include the ability to see only focused items like Outlook for Android however this should probably be a whole different feature request though
f) Option to add more to the existing 4 skins to choose from.
g) Option of One unified dashboard (with some additional bells and whistles) would be an immensely useful feature.
h) Please make it possible to shape flexibly the areas of the Outlook Today – surface by Drag & Drop.
i) Display several calender's at the same time in window “Outlook Today”
j) Set priority order between Calendar, Tasks and Messages etc. in Outlook Today panel.
1. Please add tasks from To-Do My Day to “Today Page” in Outlook for Windows.
2. Please provide a dark mode for “Today page”.
3. Please show priority mails (categorized as such by a rule).
Today page should be about what needs to be done “today”: meetings, tasks, priority mails (ei. marked urgent or from my boss)
Sandra Tibbs commented
I like the Outlook Today but it is too limited. I would like to have a pod/section that you can see the first line or two of unread mail.
Daniel Kohn commented
I like the Outlook Today feature. I use more than one email box or tenant. One for personal and one for business, so I set up calendar events and tasks in both. I would like Outlook Today to allow the option to display calendar events and tasks from multiple email addresses or tenants that are included in one's Outlook application to display in the items presented in Outlook Today.
Stewart Dale Spencer commented
I would like the option to have my to-do list to displayed on Outlook Today. My to-do list includes flagged emails for later follow up on specific dates and times. When customizing outlook today, which I use as my homepage for Outlook, it only allows me to display the actual task list. When I go to the task portion of Outlook, it shows the task list and the to-do list.
Would it be possible to resize the columns in the Outlook Today screen.
Have "Outlook Today" show tasks once the start date has arrived until the task is completed. It currently displays when the due date arrives which is too late to complete the task.
Wolfgang Obermaier commented
Actually the front page of Outlook provides the feature to show the tasks scheduled for today or all tasks. The feature is important cause il helps to focus on your tasks when you open outlook.
My suggestion is a third option, "show the tasks scheduled for…. next 7 days, next 30 days, actual month".
Remarquable position "today" tool, I mean indicate the right day with some different color or shadow.
David Murphy commented
Get rid of the horrible looking Outlook Today being shown by default when clicking on your main e-mail in Outlook. I want to see my folders. Or at least at a dark theme to it so I don't get blinded every time I click on my account name instead of one of the folders.
Add the account display name behind the folder name of visible folders in "Outlook Today" like you already have implemented in the favorites pane at the left. I currently see 12 same entries in Mails section of Outlook Today with "Posteingang" (the German Inbox name).
Make the Outlook home page (Outlook Today) zoom-able. Option to increase size of font.
Lou Schneeberger commented
Outlook Today is where I have always began and go back to. Its time to really freshen this up as I don't think its changed in 10 or more years.
Nicer fonts, design, colors, new ideas. The next 7 days is great, what else?
Rodney Tom commented
on quick access toolbar, should have icon where i can toogle directly to Outlook Today screen
Harvey Nash commented
In my case, the Black theme is selected. When clicking on my email address in the Folder Pane to open Outlook Today, the main window is displayed with a white background.
Fabiano Hipocreme commented
Página "Outlook Hoje"
Outlook Today page
Página "Outlook Hoje" deveria dar opção para exibir mais calendários alem do padrão.
"Outlook Today" page should give option to display more calendars beyond the default.
Expand calendar days past 7 for the Outlook Today view
Klaus Traeger commented
Outlook Heute - Nachrichtenanzeige
Outlook Today - Message Viewer
Ich verwalte mit Outlook 2019 mehrere Email-Accounts. In der Ansicht von “Outlook Heute” habe ich von jedem Email-Account den Posteingang untereinander stehen, der mir die Anzahl der neu eingegeangen Emails anzeigt. Das ist eine tolle Sache. Doch leider kann man das Wort “Posteingang” nicht anpassen. Bei fünf Email-Accounts steht das Wort Posteingang fünf Mal untereinander. Man kann auf den ersten Blick nicht erkennen, in welchem Postfach die Email neu eingegangen ist. Ich würde vorschlagen, dass man das Wort “Posteingang” frei editieren kann.
I manage multiple email accounts with Outlook 2019. In the view of "Outlook Today", I have the inbox among each email account, which shows me the number of newly received emails. That's a great thing. But unfortunately one can not adapt the word "Inbox". With five email accounts, the word inbox is five times among each other. One can not see at first glance in which mailbox the email has been received. I would suggest that you can edit the word "Inbox" freely.
On the outlook today page it would be helpful if the calander section on it would pull from all selected calanders I specify so when I am on that page I can see what is commig up that is inportant
Göran Högberg commented
Om Outlook idag ...
About Outlook today ...
Utöka antal dagar som visas i kalendern i Outlook idag till 14 dagar. Normal planering görs för innevarande och nästa vecka.
Increase the number of days displayed in the calendar in Outlook today to 14 days. Normal planning is done for the current and next week.
I'd like to use add-ins in the outlook today dashboard, like insights add-in.