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  1. Option to replace "Tell me what you want to do" with Help in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Option to replace "Tell me what you want to do" with Insert Picture or Help in Microsoft Outlook 2016. Or adding the option to remove "Tell me what you want to do" completely will be even better.

    47 votes
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  2. Options to create or arrange tasks in sequence.

    Ability to sequence tasks in one (or both) of 2 ways:

    (1) Manually order tasks in a folder, and have that order be synchronized across clients (including when viewing the same list in the iOS Reminders app.

    (2) Daisy-chain tasks such that the status of one is Deferred until 1 or more prerequisite tasks are completed.

    (3) Create a column for Prioritizing tasks. Sub Tasks as well to tie all together.
    Ability to show list in calendar view as well. Create column for this priority setting.
    List should show in daily calendar when opened up and ability to create

    Also,…

    111 votes
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  3. More options for Tasks in Hosted Exchange environment in Outlook 2016

    We don't see any focus by Microsoft on the task functionality for years. Yes you acquired wunderlist but never integrated it into your proven business tools like Microsoft Outlook Client. Also I constantly have task sync issues where changes on one device don't sync to the other one even though using hosted exchange with the most recent version. In addition it is shocking to notice Microsoft dropped tasks functionality on Windows Phone 10. This is hard to believe in regards to it as a business tool. Now Android and iOS have much better exchange tasks support then Windows.

    70 votes
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  4. Option of using last location to save attachments from Microsoft Outlook 2016

    When we right-click on an in-line image and select 'Save as Picture', we want the last used location to be shown for saving the image. Currently it reverts every time to the 'Pictures' folder. This is inconvenient. One can easily find the Pictures folder from the Navigation Pane on the left if they want to view pictures anyways.

    50 votes
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  5. Option to Select a default view in tasks in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    Allow user to select a specific task view as default when opening tasks in Outlook 2016. Currently the default appears to be "To-do".

    18 votes
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  6. Tasks, add a field project

    Create a field project, with a pop-up menu with projects to select.

    47 votes
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  7. Include how many hours a task required

    In outlook.com, there is a drop-down menu to include approximately how much time a task will take/did take. This is something that my employer wants to use to see approximately how much time each project we do takes, but this option is nowhere in the downloadable program, only the website. This addition would be perfect for our company's needs.

    29 votes
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  8. Option of displaying "Scheduled" Status or Customized status of an Event/Item/Task in Calendar in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    An option of displaying a "Scheduled" Status in the Status Field of an Event/Item in Calendar in Microsoft Outlook 2016 would be beneficial.

    12 votes
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  9. Rule Option for Email Volume in Outlook 2016

    A rule/message alert would be nice for when you get a certain number of emails a day that automatically get sorted into folders. For example:


    • When a folder receives a certain number of emails in a day by rule.

    • When a folder gets past a certain number of emails total.

    • When someone sends you a certain number of emails a day.

    • When a rule gets triggered a certain number of times in a day/week.

    8 votes
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  10. Notification on completion of Archive Process in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    It would be nice to get an informative dialogue with "OK" informing about the completion of the Archive Process.

    7 votes
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  11. Tasks/Excel

    My idea would consist of when and alert pops open reminding to review or work on a document, whether word or excel, that a button asking you if you would like to open that specific document is present within the pop up window alerting you to work on the document.

    3 votes
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  12. Flaggin Emails

    When I flag an email to myself, it keeps changing it from a reminder to me to a reminder to the recipient.

    2 votes
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  13. Re-think Tasks view

    Present Tasks in a series of card-like elements. "Scrolling" through them will provide better focus on details and perhaps could be "stacked" to help set priorities

    3 votes
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  14. Add a pop up which says "Are you sure you want to delete this task?" when clicking delete on a task

    There is no way to recover these, and once sent to someone else it does not give you the option to save and close (for obvious reasons) but if you get very used to clicking save and close, and delete appears in its place, you have to then chase the other person to resend.

    4 votes
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  15. 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.

    11 votes
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  16. Folder/File system in Outlook 2016

    Incoming emails move to existing Folder in Outlook trought a search engine which allready exists on the mobile app but not on the Notebook ablication.

    This would be faster when I can say "move to ..." and Outlook gives me search Resultat about existing Folder with the Name.

    This should be a Kind of tray System for incoming mails.

    2 votes
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  17. Choose who sees task reminders

    For shared email addreses with mulitple users (eg Sales@businessname.co.nz), when creating follow up reminders you need to be able to select who will see the reminder. Otherwise if it pops up on someone elses PC and they click dismiss you don't see the reminder at all.

    2 votes
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  18. Make the update for Windows 10 (I updated on Nov,29th 2017) the outlook and power point work correctly. I think it would be a good idea. For

    For instance: Power point: inserting slides from another file (Keep source formatting does not have an impact whatsoever ). Making an Email to a Task renders the Email unaccesible by saying " You do not have access". I ha ve never changed any access rights on my PC nor anybody else. Please make the basics work before you do anything new! How about that as an idea!

    3 votes
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