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.
Colleen L. commented
You need more color options, it's so hard to differentiate between window panes especially in colorful and in white...what happen to the fun color schemes you use to have???
Well, at least it's better than 2013 with its white light grey and medium light grey.
Emails: Need the old color scheme, it is difficult to differentiate unread from read.
I am going back to a manual calendar, can you believe it is 2018 and have to bring paper back in this electronic world!
BringOn da Classics said it best. Outlook 2016 is dimensionless. I find that it is very difficult to see what I need to see. Please bring back the classic style (better contrast; more email in the view pane; less wasted space up top; more customization; etc.)
New isn't always improved.
More color options for categories would be a definite boost to the calendar experience! I especially lack more lighter colors than is today available, as well as a range in saturation.
you really should offer a default button to reset the color contrast and suggested settings for the computer.
Calendars: make them printable in color, and printable in 15 minute intervals and DON'T change the intervals when zooming in and out
BringOn da Classics commented
Sorry, but the "new" look and feel is just too flat and dimensionless. It is nearly impossible to determine where the current "focus" is.
Bring back the "classic" view, which allowed all the very different people in this world to pick what works best for them, rather than the "one size fits all" approach progressively taken over the last decade or so.
I use a different color (when using the Google calendar) to denote each employee on my calendar (30 plus). In my position as an administrative coordinator, this enables me to assist management quickly when in a time sensitive mode, and in general. It is a vital tool that makes my job much easier. I would suggest providing a color wheel, allowing users to select from a broad range of colors for use on their calendar. Now that I can no longer use Google calendar for work, I find myself struggling to use Outlook. The color update would be wonderfully helpful.
Judy Nicoud commented
Our Admin is managing the calendars of 35 people. It makes it very difficult when the colors are limited to 9. This is an area where Google calendar definitely has a huge edge over Outlook. Many of our people are begging to go back to Google.
The 2016 category colors are much darker than the 2013 counterparts. Making it much more difficult to glance at the little color squares for reference.
Color palette is very user unfriendly. The colors all blend together. The depth of color is so light that depending on the monitor, there is NO difference. eg Pale grey for regular calendar, pale purple for out of office. No way of telling at a glance if someone is in office or not.
In categories several colors are similar - eg steel & gray, dark steel & black. I have 20 categories and had to repeat a color for the last one I set up.
Need more office theme options. White and grey are hard to look for >4hrs a day. Color is marginally better but we need to be able to set font and background color for personal preference. Keeping in mind that there are users who are color blind, have poor vision, need specific backgrounds to text to allow them to read. etc