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  1. Change the way a new task is created when dragging an email into the task pane.

    Currently, you can drag an email in the tasks pane and it will create a task. However, it doesn't give you the ability to change the details of task when creating. When you open the task, you are taken to the email but are unable to change the task details (due date, comments, etc). This is a big issue because it makes selecting the due date more difficult and it prevents you from adding notes. You can change the due date using the task lists but this adds another step.

    Suggested Resolution: Either add the task fields above the email…

    12 votes
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  2. Outlook 2016 and OneNote 2016 should have daily reminders for tasks marked with a flag

    When an email is flagged for follow-up, Outlook should show daily reminders so as not to forget to follow up.

    9 votes
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  3. Hover over tasks to show customization list in Outlook 2016

    If I hover over a task in the task pane in Outlook, I see a tool tip. The tool tip doesn't contain the body message.
    The body message could be massive, and may not even be text, but it were it was, it would be great if it showed the first N characters of the message. For me, personally, this is more useful then knowing which Outlook Data File is used.

    So to have this customisable would be amazing, but having a body preview on the hover I'm sure would be useful for many

    5 votes
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  4. 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.

    35 votes
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  5. Kanban View for Outlook Tasks

    Include a Save and New button to allow for easy entry of multiple items.

    Also, It would be great if there were a better way to organize outlook tasks into something more like a Kanban board. The columns in the Kanban could be predefined and selectable by Assigned To, Status, or a Category. This would something better than the raw list.

    29 votes
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  6. Allow Tasks in Sub folder to be edited by assignee

    In outlook tasks, when I create sub-folder under task folder for specific project , for that sub-folder, when I try to assign the task to other employee then can't update the task unless I move the task back to main "Tasks" folder!

    So I suggest to Allow Tasks in Sub folder to be edited by assignee

    9 votes
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  7. 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

    21 votes
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  8. Show a count for a list of tasks you have in your To-Do list of Outlook 2016

    Show a count for a list of tasks you have in your To-Do list of Outlook 2016

    13 votes
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  9. 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.

    38 votes
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  10. Outlook task list should show day of week in additon to date

    Would like to see day of week (i.e. Monday) next to task date when tasks are grouped by date. Using the task group by date view helps the user see future tasks and the day of the week they are scheduled. Some things tasks tend to be business days and others are weekend dates.

    9 votes
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  11. Add the option to select a Task Folder when using Quick Steps "Create a task with attachment"

    I am working to get a seamless experience across Outlook Tasks and Microsoft To-Do.

    This is the scenario:
    When I get an e-mail, I would like to create a task with the incoming e-mail attached (e.g. remind me to reply to that e-mail).

    Within Quick Steps there is the option to "Create a task with attachment".

    As Microsoft To-Do is using the folder structure within the Task folder to label tasks, I'd like to move the task to a certain Task folder (e.g. "Work"). However, the "Move to folder" action within Quick Steps doesn't allow to select a Task Folder,…

    49 votes
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  12. 5 votes
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  13. Ability to set Task durations, and Calendar suggests tasks based on availability and duration

    Ability to set an estimated duration for a Task (perhaps with ability to set a default time and quickly change), and then have the Calendar suggest Tasks you could work on when it sees you have the appropriate amount of time open in your calendar.

    31 votes
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  14. Outlook 2016 load time issue

    Initial loading of outlook 2016 since the last update has increased 4 times. In other words it usually only took 2 seconds once clicked to open & fully load, but now it takes 15 seconds which is very very slow. Please check and fix.

    8 votes
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  15. task dependencies

    Allow to define dependencies for Outlook Tasks

    21 votes
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  16. Be able to export the task list to an excel sheet

    Basically be able to share it all in an excel sheet

    6 votes
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  17. Improvements to Task Quick View in Outlook 2016

    The task quick view (4th of 5 icons in the bottom left corner) could benefit from a few small improvements that greatly improve productivity.


    1. I should be able to mark tasks done just from the quick view


    2. I should be able to multi-select and bulk edit these tasks through a right click


    3. Clicking on the task title should take me to the email associated with it


    8 votes
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  18. HTML lay-out lost after opening task on iPhone

    Lay-out from a task is lost after opening the task on iPhone

    4 votes
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  19. Change an identified group of tasks start or end date in mass in Outlook 2016

    a project that has a group of tasks attached to it. Be able to sort the group of tasks and then in one action establish or change the start date or establish or change the end date.

    3 votes
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  20. 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.

    82 votes
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