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  1. Set Default Calendar Tab for Calendar View

    When you open Outlook Calendar desktop client, if you have multiple calendar tabs, Outlook chooses any calendar tab, but yours as the active tab. Why not allow the user to set the default calendar tab in focus? Since it's my Outlook account, I'd love to be able to default to MY calendar tab. This will prevent users creating events in other calendars.

    8 votes
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  2. Mailtips on all Outlook clients: when a mailtip about external recipient is shown, the external recipients should be highlighted

    Mailtips on all Outlook clients: when a mailtip about external recipient is shown, the external recipients should be highlighted in to/cc/bcc fields to make external recipients to stand out.
    This should apply to at least Outlook for Windows and in web client version as well.

    9 votes
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  3. Allow business cards to be scanned into Outlook Contacts using a smartphone's camera.

    Allow business cards to be scanned into Outlook Contacts using a smartphone's camera. If it is possible to use a phone camera to take a shot of a business card, and then for OCR to transfer the contact information into the relevant field's of Outlook's contact cards.

    42 votes
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  4. Please bring back the classic theme and more colors in Outlook 2016

    Please bring back the classic themes for Office 2016 like we had in Outlook 2003 and 2007. I

    I use the classic theme in Windows 7 and I would prefer to use that, than the current 4 themes currently provided in Office 2016.

    Why do I want this feature to come back? The classic theme is much easier on my eyes than the themes offered currently in Office 2016.

    Also, you must have more options to add color in outlook! I loved the dashboard of office 2007 and just upgraded to 2016 and it seems so sterile!

    Thanks,
    Chris

    97 votes
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  5. Bring back the look and feel of Outlook 2010

    Outlook 2016 has lost the great UI that Outlook 2010 had. The current colors, fonts, clarity, shapes, icons, etc. are very hard to see and understand. Folders are widely space, screen real estate is squandered, and work productivity is reduced. I realize that many of the changes are to make outlook more compatible with touch screens and mobile apps. However, most Outlook users use it for WORK. We use a keyboard and mouse. We do not use touch screens, but do need Outlook to be easy on the eyes for 8+ hours per day, fast, and easy to use. We…

    96 votes
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  6. Provide a feature or an option to sort Rules in alphabetical order in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Can you please have the "Rules" for dealing with emails display in alphabetical order, or at least have this option. They currently display in chronological order only.
    This will make finding a rule easier when you have a lot of them to edit/update etc

    3 votes
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  7. Allow resizing the Rules editor window.

    Allow resizing the Rules editor window.

    20 votes
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  8. Enable Bold, Italics in Calendar Subject/Location lines

    Enable Bold, Italics in Subject Line/Location on Calendar

    5 votes
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  9. 5 votes
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  10. Ability to copy paste recurring appointments into a calendar

    Possibility to copy paste recurring appointments in a calendar to avoid having everything to re-enter

    4 votes
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  11. Appointment item icon to indicate whether required meeting participants accepted when looking at multi-day, week, or month view

    How often do we join a meeting only to find out not all the required attendees accepted? "Let me see if XX accepted...oops, looks like no response. I will try to ping him/her, otherwise we reschedule."

    With full calendars, no one is going to sit there and check them one at a time on a daily basis. This could easily be solved by a simple icon on the appointment item "pill" indicating whether the meeting is "viable" or not. A user could then take action, like prompting required attendees or rescheduling.

    3 votes
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  12. Do search in folder and subfolders, when Shared Mailbox is Cached.

    1: Make it possible to search Folders and Subfolders in a Shared Cached Mailbox.
    2: Make it possible to search the whole Cache, and have result showing
    Found in: Shared Mailbox1\Path\Item
    Found in: Shared Mailbox2\Path\Item
    etc

    9 votes
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  13. fix the shared calendar button so that calendars can be shared

    Office 365 share calendar option only allows permissions changes. Reestablish the ability to actually share a calendar

    23 votes
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  14. Why do you keep deleting my submission?

    You have deleted my submission three times, but I have no idea why. You have my email address - can you let me know what I am doing wrong, please?

    4 votes
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  15. Outlook Print Same As WORD

    Make PRINT dialog uniform among WORD, OUTLOOK , EXCEL, etc.

    For example, add "PAGES" option to Outlook. I rarely want to print an entire email, and right now it takes multiple clicks and multiple dialogs to select which pages to print.

    10 votes
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  16. Chat Option in Outlook Mail

    Add a chat option in Outlook ( Like Whatsapp where we can share pictures ,images , PDF) and it will be super helpful . .

    39 votes
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  17. Add sub-subject

    add sub-subject to let original subject without change
    this will keep arranged by conversation as it (original subject) and let who need to amend the subject in new field

    7 votes
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  18. suggesting availbility time for rooms and people for a reccurance meeting

    Auto suggesting availability time slot for rooms and people for a recurrence meeting . this feature will help to eliminate a lot of manual search

    5 votes
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  19. Accepting or declining a meeting from the Calendar view should delete the invite from your Inbox

    Accepting or declining a meeting from the Calendar view should delete the invite from your Inbox since you've 'actioned' it.

    5 votes
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  20. Instant Messaging on Outlook

    Instant Messaging Chat should be added rather than having to waste time on a short email that could have easily taken 10secs to respond but really, takes like 2mins

    31 votes
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