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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.

    92 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.

      17 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!

        13 votes
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        • Allow a link to your scanner when adding an attachment

          allow a link to your scanner when adding an attachment so a document can be scanned and attached directly to a new email.

          5 votes
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          • Provide the ability to run a report providing the amount of time spent on each category within the Outlook Calendar.

            Ability to run a report providing the amount of time spent on each category within the Outlook Calendar.

            3 votes
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            • Provide an option in outlook tasks to subtasks and contact association in Outlook 2016

              Please add the ability to create sub-tasks in Outlook and also add the ability to associate a task with a contact w/o sending the task to that person in Exchange.

              46 votes
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              • Move location of To do bar.

                Create an option for the To-Do Bar to be located on the left side of the window frame, so that the users eyes see it first thing (when "reading" from left to right). Currently, outlook only allows it on the right most edge of the window. To be able to move it to the left side of the folder and reading panes.

                4 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.

                  9 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…

                    13 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!

                      3 votes
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                      • To-Do, Summary page, Notes column - allow editing facility

                        In To-Do, Add option to allow editing facility in Notes in column of summary page

                        2 votes
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                        • Print button on task list?

                          Print button on task list?

                          2 votes
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                          • Link emails to tasks

                            A simple drag and drop option to link emails to a task, currently i create tasks by either flagging an email for follow up (then i can't edit the task easily) or by creating a new task (can't link emails related to the task). if i could create a task and then drag the email to link to it, when i open the task i can quickly see all related communications. any other emails in the conversation would automatically link up also

                            20 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.

                              9 votes
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                              • Outlook 2019 is missing the category icon in the tasks below the calendar

                                Outlook 2019 is missing the category icon in the tasks below the calendar

                                1 vote
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                                • Add To Do assignment capabilities to mobile version of Outlook

                                  it would be nice to assign task from a mobile phone

                                  1 vote
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                                  • Provide an option or feature to add or sync To Do list from Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                    Provide an option or feature to add or sync To Do list from Microsoft Outlook 2016 to email apps(either through sync to calendar or separate to do bar)

                                    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.

                                      9 votes
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                                      • Show Tasks with no due date at the end

                                        In the due date view, Tasks with no due Dates are shown in the beginning. It would help me if I could move them th the end of the list. Thanks!

                                        12 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.

                                          16 votes
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