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  1. Add Ability to insert Check boxes within a Task in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Currently, we can only insert bullets into Tasks. It would be helpful to be able to create checklists. Linking to OneNote is an immediate work-around.

    80 votes
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    • flag

      Please could you develop a feature attached to the flags function so that we can add a note to ourselves of what the flag is for?

      I see this working that when I flag an email, another box opens up which allows me to add a reminder as to what I need to do before processing the email, for example.

      And if this could go into the Outlook Today page too that would be awesome!

      7 votes
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      • Convert tasks to appointment easily

        Microsoft should make it easy to convert a task to an appointment to make it easy to schedule a time period on a calendar for task implementation.

        It will be nice to look through your tasks and then schedule your day based on those tasks and have them nicely shown on your calendar.

        6 votes
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        • Set a due time for tasks

          Currently, the due time is configured to 12:00 a.m. on the due date. Having the ability to create a due time would be beneficial on an exchange account.

          61 votes
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          • Provide an option to restore a deleted task in Outlook 2016

            When a task is accidently deleted, it cannot be restored. It must be re-entered.
            It would be nice if deleted task could be moved back to task list.

            14 votes
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            • Snooze All in Outlook Reminder Window

              For Outlook, I would LOVE to see a SNOOZE ALL... you have dismiss all, but I would rather see a snooze all.
              There are times when I get into the office in the morning and I just log in and a ton of reminders popup. I need to deal with other things in the morning, so a Snooze All would be great, rather than having to keep changing the snooze timer for each one, one-by-one. It would be great!

              1 vote
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              • It would be helpful if tasks for multiple projects could each be broken down into sub tasks with their own schedule.

                It would be helpful if tasks for multiple projects could each be broken down into sub tasks with their own schedule.

                5 votes
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                • Today tasks agenda with start and end hour. Timer included

                  The latest scientific researches show that it's inefficient to only list tasks without clearly scheduling them within the day with start hour and end hour so it would be great if that could be available the Today tasks page. Would be great also to hit "Start" to the task and have a timer running for the pre-scheduled time which will motivate you to stay focused and close the task in the predefined time.

                  7 votes
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                  • Put back the ability to add your own autocorrect entries

                    I frequently mistype words which aren't in autocorrect and I used to be able to add these to make my slow typing a little faster. I also used to love to add short abbreviations for long technical terms or frequently used phrases. This facility has vanished from Word and Outlook and I'd love to see them back

                    18 votes
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                    • Update Task After Assignment

                      Enable a function that permits the creator and assignor of a task can edit it AFTER it has been assigned to someone else. Assignors should be able to "manage" the expectations of tasks they assign.

                      7 votes
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                      • Possibility to schedule when you are going to work with a task in the Calendar

                        Here's howI want to work with tasks:
                        • I want to be able to create overall projects for tasks
                        o Under each project, I can create different tasks
                        o Each task can be assigned to the status
                         Not started
                         On time
                         Escalated
                         Completed
                        o Each task may have a start / end date, but
                         each task can be booked in the calendar, several times. You should therefore be able to schedule when you work with the task. Double-clicking on the task in the calendar will of course be the task that opens.

                        28 votes
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                        • Bring back the Mark Complete button on the Task reminder window.

                          It is too cumbersome to right click the tiny line of the task in the Reminder window, and then the mouse often drifts to the Delete Item instead. I am not a procrastinator, and most of the time my tasks are complete before the reminder appears. There used to be a Mark Complete button right there, that made it much easier to complete the task and remove the reminder.

                          20 votes
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                          • Provide an option to sort Task in Outlook 2016

                            Provide an option to sort the tasks made in outlook 2016 so that redundant tasks can easily be removed from the tasklist. Also providing an option to sort tasks in Microsoft Outlook 2016 by Task subject with an appropriate subject beginning and to be able to click on the top bar in order to have them sort alphabetically would be an added benefit.

                            55 votes
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                            • Provide an option to upgrade mobile versions of Microsoft Outlook 2016 to include task support

                              Provide an option to upgrade mobile versions of Microsoft Outlook 2016 (iOS and Android) to include task support similar to desktop version.

                              46 votes
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                              • Provide an option to assign a new task to multiple people creating individual tasks for each person in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                Provide an option to assign a new task to multiple people creating individual tasks for each person in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                15 votes
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                                • Option to schedule multiple tasks at once or allow user to assign custom date when multiple tasks are selected

                                  Be able to select multiple tasks and (re) schedule them all at same time or allow user to assign custom date when multiple tasks are selected in Outlook 2016

                                  14 votes
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                                  • Provide an option to Print Calendar with the Tasks updates in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                    Provide an option to Print Calendar with the Tasks updates in Microsoft Outlook 2016.
                                    Print Calendar with the Tasks to be updated.

                                    8 votes
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                                    • Tasks: Flagging & Tagging

                                      Outlook's To-Do feature (flagging) affects Tasks, Mail, Contacts, Calendar...everything in Outlook. TO-DO's FlAGGING feature needs further development in Outlook.

                                      Each item in Outlook be it a Message, Task, Contact, Calendar entry, etc. could be managed more effectively were the following Tags more easily applied to any item:

                                      1.) Flagging
                                      2.) Categorizing
                                      3.) Prioritizing
                                      4.) Dating (start and/or due dates)
                                      5.) Add a “My Today” field/button (not a date)

                                      Again, the above five "Tags" should be more easily accessed on each item in Outlook.
                                      Finally, the Task Subject field in Outlook should be more fully utilized. The “Task Subject” is an…

                                      12 votes
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                                      • Ability to send tasks in Outlook via WhatsApp

                                        Hi, it would be cool to send tasks via Whatsapp ... actually, everybody uses WA also for job affairs

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Bring back the Follow up options in tasks

                                          PLEASE bring back the options to complete or follow up other than immediately in tasks. Only having the option to flag and un-flag is highly inconvenient.

                                          7 votes
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