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  1. Convert or create tasks to appointment easily.

    Microsoft should make it easy to convert/create 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.

    30 votes
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  2. Introduce a contact manager in Outlook 2016

    There should be a contact manager in Outlook.

    Features to include...

    1. Detect duplicate addresses
    2. Graphically display a contact and where it's data come from
    3. Consolidate contacts
    4. Full drag&dropp support of EVERYTHING even when multi selecting
    5. Be aware of all my devices and which contacts those devices have
    6. Be aware of all sources for contacts from any system, application, program, server from Microsoft (example: Skype, Skype for business, AD, Exchange, Windows, Outlook, SharePoint, One Drive, Personal Address Book-PAB in outlook, Dynamics and so on)
    7. Possibility to set the owner/authority on a field by field…

    82 votes
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  3. Allow to configure preferences for Report Message Add-In

    The Report Message Add-In can be deployed centrally but there should be a method to control the settings/preferences in it centrally. For example, set the default option for reporting preference (e.g. always send, never send, ask every time). This should be configurable somewhere (e.g. registry key, GPO, Centralized Deployment manager, Exchange Online policy, etc. The default to ask every time is not the setting we want for our organization, but there is no way currently to reconfigure the default. Please reconsider this.

    6 votes
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  4. 33 votes
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  5. 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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  6. Button for out of office

    Please provide a button for setting out of office. easy one click "enter your message here" I always struggle to find and set an out of office reply. shouldnt be this hard.

    790 votes
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  7. Highligth each months in different colors to seperate months in Outlook 2016

    It would be great if separate months are highlighted in different colors, so that the months could be easily distinguished.

    299 votes
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  8. Provide a feature or revert the icon color to old one or provide different color icons for Office applications

    Sorry to say but don't like the new icons especially the fact that Word and Outlook are both in blue shades they look to much the same when sitting side by side on the Taskbar - which if your background is also blue they just really don't stand out that well. Really they need to be at the least different colours for each Office Icon in order to stand out.

    7 votes
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  9. Provide a feature or an ability to hide Search Bar in Microsoft Outlook 2016 or make it collapsible to save landscape space.

    Add in the ability to hide the search bar that appears at the top of the mail, calendar and contacts sections or make it collapsible to save landscape space.

    4 votes
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  10. Could not edit the subject at the mailbox

    Could not edit the subject line of the email in mailbox.

    32 votes
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  11. 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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  12. Transparent Updates

    Stop stealth updates. Your last update broke appointments, TELL us when you are going to apply an update, WHAT is in the update, and allow us to ROLL BACK if things get broken. So much time and frustration chasing a problem only to find out you updated things, changed or broke the way they work, and didn't tell anyone.

    4 votes
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  13. Provide an option or feature to color code different email accounts in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option or feature to color code different email accounts in Microsoft Outlook 2016. In WIndows Live, we use to be able to color code the different email accounts we had on the desktop version. I want the same ability for the outlook desktop version.

    11 votes
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  14. Provide a feature or option not to display "Message Resend and Recall" for receivers in Outlook

    Provide a feature or option that enables customers not to display "Message Resend and Recall" for receivers.
    Due to this function, customers are unable to track message logs by Start-HistoricalSearch or Get-MessageTrace.
    On top of that, it makes no sense to let a receiver have an capability to resend a message. We assume that "Message Resend and Recall" was originally implemented for Send Message. The purpose of the function, Resend Message", is to give an original sender an capability to send it again, rather than to give a receiver the capability.
    More importantly, we found it impossible to output the…

    64 votes
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  15. BRING BACK CATEGORIES OPTION to 365 Update

    After the recent 365 Update, it seems the Categories Option (with different colors) is not available for Calendar Events/meetings. Please bring it back!!!! Right away!!!

    13 votes
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  16. Provide a feature or option to allow rules to be searched in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    There are many users that have many rules activated on their Outlook accounts. In the Desktop client, you cannot easily search these rules to find ones you know to be out of date, etc. I spend far too much time sifting thru my rules to find the one I need to update, disable, or delete.

    27 votes
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  17. go back to the old calendar style for saving and event - the new autosave just doesnt feel right

    Go back to the older version scheduling function where the save button would appear and close out an event

    4 votes
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  18. Improve visibility of unread mails when black background is used

    When using the black background in Outlook, unread mails show with black font for the email sender and title. This makes it difficult to read as it is against a very dark grey background. Suggest changing the text color to blue or white with the typical bold.

    16 votes
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  19. Rethink the direction Outlook is going

    The look and feel of Outlook as well as most of the other office applications is continuing to look worse and worse. It's becoming much more childish looking and less professional looking. Many of the sections take up way too much space on the screen. The most recent change to the top of a new message looks totally ridiculous. Why either boxes around To, CC and BCC and not around Subject for example?

    Users should also be able to adjust the space between items in the Folder Pane, there is way too much whitespace between items and you have to…

    5 votes
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  20. Allow to change colour for inline comments only

    Now user is enabled only to change the text style for replys in MS Outlook, but not only for inline comments. It would be a wonderful option to choose a separate style for replays and for inline comments as I would like to keep a standard style for general replays and choose a different coloured text for inline comments (to be separated in the previous e-mail).

    22 votes
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