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  1. 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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  2. 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

    15 votes
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  3. 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.

    43 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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,…

    58 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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.

    37 votes
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  8. 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


    11 votes
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  9. 5 votes
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  10. task dependencies

    Allow to define dependencies for Outlook Tasks

    23 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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.

    4 votes
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  13. Provide a timeline view that shows each main task and child task in details categorized based on color in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a timeline view that shows each main task and child task in details categorized based on color in Microsoft Outlook 2016. Timeline view that show each main task and capability to view child task in details. Each task line colored based on nearest to the dateline e.g green, yellow and red.

    Also, for those of us that like to time-block and change the color once a task is complete: Provide an option to change the category color of just one item in a reoccurring series vs. the entire series.

    12 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. 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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  16. 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.

    92 votes
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  17. Countdown Timer

    I suggest a countdown timer that can sit minimized on a windows desktop, giving a customizeable countdown clock.

    I'm a terrible procrastinator (I should have asked for this years ago) and one way to keep my attention focused on tasks is to have a list of tasks, a due date and a countdown timer to display time remaining until the project is due. That way I could enter a due date for a specific task, and receive alerts as time ticked away: weekly, monthly, hourly. For me and my team.

    For regular, day to day throughput, I'd benefit from a…

    11 votes
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  18. 予定表の終了日カレンダーが表示されない

    Windows8.1、Office 365 solo、Outlook2016、ver.1804を利用しています。

    定期的なアイテムを作成するとき,終了日のカレンダー設定のカレンダーが表示されなくなっています。
    Microsoftサポートに電話で確認したところ、アプリの不具合であるとの回答でした。
    毎日使うものなので早急な改善をお願いします。

    3 votes
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  19. Allow multiple poll questions in one email of Outlook 2016

    New feature request would be to allow to conduct a survey within an email. Where users could answer multiple questions without the need for a weblink or outside source.

    Would facilitate customer service satisfaction surveys and organization of results.

    26 votes
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  20. Store mail data used to generate task correctly

    If you use the feature in Mail to "Create a task with text of message" this doesn't store the mail data correctly. If you enable the "From" column for display in the task view, it lists you as the "From" rather than the person who sent you an email asking you to do something. I support multiple people and it would be great easily turn an email into a to do item and have it easily track-able by requester.

    3 votes
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