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  1. Automatically Sync Outlook Address Book with Windows 10 People App.

    Any contact entry added to the Windows 10 People app should be automatically sync with an Outlook 365 address book and vice versa.

    23 votes
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  2. Provide a feature to search recipient email address automatically if we enter phone number in Microsoft Outlook 2016 when composing emails

    At present , if we put user name or user id in outlook for enterprises , we can search the e mail address for the recipient. Provide an option to search and display the email address of the recipient if we enter mobile number of the recipient in TO / CC / BCC field, with Control K option , provided the contact has been stored by entering all the information including phone number(s).

    21 votes
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  3. Allow removal of contact or email from suggested contacts in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Allow removal of contact or email from suggested contacts in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    17 votes
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  4. Retire the Telex or Pager fields - update to add Personal and Business Mobile

    I can't imagine there are many people or businesses that still use Telex or Pagers. However, increasingly these days many people have Business and Personal mobile phones. Would it make sense to add these categories to the Phone numbers field in Outlook?

    10 votes
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  5. Add ability to search all email for a contact under "Activities" as in Outlook 365

    Other Outlook versions provide ability to search all email exchanges with a contact in Contacts by selecting "Activities" search. It very convenient and fast for finding discussions, attachments, etc. Searching through all emails for a subject, contact, word, etc., is ok, but not as business useful. Thanks.

    12 votes
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  6. Improve outlook search result contact card

    Some time ago, the contact Information shown were helpfull. Then - whyever - you changed this to an useless sytle - devided into two screens.

    If you search for a contact and select the entry, you will see a lot of space and only some informaton.

    For the needed Information, you have to click Always on >

    Everything from there could and *should* be displayed on page 1.

    Generally, it is unclear which Information are shown on page 1. Somtimes phone, sometimes mobile, sometimes both ...

    Please let the user customzite the first screen to display more or better all…

    15 votes
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  7. Categories of contacts.

    Create a drop-down list of categories in a contact's card to assign it to a category.

    5 votes
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  8. Add "notes" to the people pane under "meetings"

    Add "notes" to the people pane under "meetings". This would be helpful to see what you last discussed per phone conversations.

    2 votes
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  9. Allow the Contact General View from email address right click drop down.

    Old "General View" of a contact instead of a "contact card". Can that be added to the right click drop down over email address?

    12 votes
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  10. One Click Macro for Contact Search in Outlook 2016

    I would like a macro on my desktop that I could click and it would open my contacts for a quick name search. I had this years ago but MS changed outlook so it no longer worked.

    13 votes
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  11. Pop-up to manage contacts in Outlook 2016

    In Contacts, On the banner above the listings that appear below, the DELETE choice is too close to regularly used choices such as "ADD," "SAVE" or "FORWARD". I recently deleted an entire GROUP by mistake.

    PLEASE at least, include a "Confirm" DO YOU REALLY WANT TO DELETE THIS? or preferably, MOVE the DELETE choice to a more remote place where it is much less likely to be hit by accident. Thank you for consideration.

    7 votes
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  12. My Contacts.

    I don't see my contacts in Outlook anymore.

    4 votes
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  13. Link between my contacts and calendar to pre-populate the place field

    Pre-populate the place field in an appointment form as soon as the contact card has been filled in

    3 votes
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  14. Addon to Outlook 2013 and 2016 (desktop) allowing direct Sync with Android Phones.

    Currently this process is so painful and without and lacks privacy. Most of the time contact categories are lost. iTunes (for iphones) include this feature and is wonderful. However, Android is not supporting such direct option.

    Outlook 2013 users should not be left behind on this. It should be available as an addon to Outlook.

    5 votes
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  15. Create the possibility to add a picture/Logo to a group.

    Create the possibility to add a picture/Logo to a group to be shown on the card in the address book.

    3 votes
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  16. 2 votes
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  17. SMS & MMS messages - names not just numbers

    Since Outlook has my contacts with phone numbers why can't it provide the name, not just the number when I get a text in my inbox

    5 votes
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  18. Suddenly in MS Office 365 in Outlook, random Contacts won't allow new entries into the Notes field

    Suddenly in my MS Office 365 in Outlook, random Contacts froze and won't allow me to enter any new additional content into the "Notes" field. I called Microsoft and after 2 hours spoke to a Level 2 Technician whose only resolution was to duplicate the contact, and then it allows me to enter new content into the Notes field again. This is obviously a software upgrade glitch, because I've been using the new Office 365 for 1-1/2 years now and never had this problem before until the last 2 weeks. It happens with random contacts, but is now happening with…

    4 votes
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  19. Contacts

    Kindly enable Contacts Auto Save in Address Book because Contacts auto save not working from MS Office 2013, 2016 & 2019. It is auto saved in MS Office 2010. Kindly Resolve this

    2 votes
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  20. Allow custom fields on Contact Card

    Would be nice to be able to display things like 'Business Phone 2' on the quick contact card that pops up when hovering over a person.

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