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  1. Allow removal of all cloud links when emailing

    Allow a GPO removing all cloud links when emailing by default. When someone in our Org is emailing an person with no access to our internal on prem sharepoint, they should not get a "edit link" that doesn't work anyway. Allow us to turn this off.

    1 vote
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  2. Skype Time Zone in Outlook 2016

    It'd be nice in Skype if it could should show the time zones your contacts are in next to people's names, both so that you aren't bringing someone something complicated at their end of day, and many people leave themselves 'available' all hours with their mobile devices but as a West Coast person I'd prefer not to interrupt East Coast colleagues in the evenings.

    5 votes
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  3. Check for duplicates forwarding

    Often I get emails forwarded from my manager or other people where I have already received the email from the original sender. But not directly visible as the email was sent to several (nested) distribution lists
    When forwarding an email it would be great if outlook could compare the original distribution list with the new recipients.
    This could prevent users from getting the same email sent several times

    4 votes
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  4. Provide the ability to specify printable columns per Category - or multiple phone lists.

    Provide the ability to specify which columns are printable for a Category. Alternative: Provide more than one printable phone list - Business, Relatives, Friends, Club #1 Members, etc. - each may have differing printable columns. (Our house uses 3-differing phone lists on our refrigerator.)

    Also,offer a “BOLD“ option for listing phone or other entries

    5 votes
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  5. Smart sort to the names suggestion drop-down

    Once I select a name from the suggestion drop-down and start typing the next name (in the To or CC fields), the drop-down still maintains the same order as before. It would be nice if the already selected name is moved to the bottom of the list as the possibility of choosing the same name again is very low.

    1 vote
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  6. Provide an option or flag emails withing search results in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option or flag emails withing search results in Microsoft Outlook 2016 and show the result window after search results are refreshed as well.

    5 votes
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  7. Provide a feature to search for emails based on attachment name or title in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature to search for emails based on attachment name or title in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    13 votes
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  8. Provide a feature to enable safer deletion of emails in Groups and recovery as well in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature to enable safer deletion of emails in Groups and recovery as well in Microsoft Outlook 2016 plus add a warning to let people know that they are deleting the ENTIRE group, not just one member.

    7 votes
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  9. Hide meetings that were automatically added as Tentative from my Calendar view.

    Is it possible to create the possibility that when I receive an invitation (and have not accepted or declined yet) it will not show (as tentative) in my calendar?

    1 vote
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  10. Outlook events

    While there are meetings/appointments/etc, it would be nice to have a feature for Events such as team parties and outings outside of the regular hours. Be able to link restaurants and similar abilities.

    3 votes
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  11. Please add a 'cancel' button on the small window that comes up after you click 'Add to Safe Senders' to allow automatic picture downloads.

    Please add a 'cancel' button on the small window that comes up after you click 'Add to Safe Senders' to allow automatic picture downloads.

    4 votes
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  12. Conversation toggle on MAC would be benficial for Windows // Unread on individual emails not avialble in iphone app

    Two major updates to different platforms:

    1. On your outlook windows app instead of having a toggle switch that allows one to view messages in conversation can you match it up with the way outlook looks for MAC OS. MAC OS has a quote bubble in the upper left corner that allows one to easy toggle between the two. This feature is very useful, but not available in the same manner in the Windows version. Note, while this is available in the Windows version to some degree (view? conversation toggle) it is less convenient and user-friendly comparatively.

    2. OUTLOOK IPHONE…

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  13. Remove 32 bit restriction from Windows App store

    It would be a nice feature for people to download the 64 bit office suite from the store. As that is the version I prefer using. I downloaded from the store when invited to help with testing.

    2 votes
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  14. "Remove external users" internal branch option in mail thread

    In a thread with a customer or external party about an issue it is often the case that a user would like to branch off an "internal only" thread. These threads are often prefixed by users with "removing customer" or similar. It would be really useful to have a simple option to do this that automatically removes any recipients not in the users org and marks the thread as "internal only" or similar, but the branch is still visible in the main thread.

    5 votes
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  15. Provide a feature to make Working Offline Mode button appear in different color when hovered and when selected in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature to make Working Offline Mode button appear in different color when hovered than when selected in Microsoft Outlook 2016. If possible, it would be more beneficial if it is replaced by a small check box in the corner that is checked or unchecked whether or not working offline mode is enabled or disabled.

    10 votes
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  16. Rule identification from clustered mail movement

    When a user is moving set of emails from their Inbox into one of the PST folders or any other folder, the Rule engine should automatically pick up the commonality between those emails and suggest a 1-click-Rule to the user for future usage. This will essentially cut down a lot of time configuring rules and instead the system start becoming smarter and auto suggests rules to be approved by users.

    10 votes
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  17. Provide an option to enable Windows Hello to control e-mails to be read and sent in Microsoft Outlook 2016 for enhanced security.

    Provide an option to enable Windows Hello to control e-mails to be read and sent in Microsoft Outlook 2016 for enhanced security. It would prevent unauthorized individuals to read and/or send e-mails from an Outlook account and would be more secure.

    4 votes
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  18. Provide a feature to search Outlook Contacts through Windows Shell in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature to search Outlook Contacts through Windows Shell in Microsoft Outlook 2016. In reference to the article (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc178954%28v=office.15%29.aspx) the feature wherein Outlook contacts could be found via regular Windows search was disabled with the introduction of Microsoft Outlook 2013 and the Outlook items do not display in Windows Shell searches (searching from the Start Menu or by using Win+F). Please bring back Outlook contacts search through Windows Shell.

    8 votes
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  19. A clearer way to create auto-response in Outlook 2016

    Why do we have to pass through this over-super-complex process of creating a rule, pick specific cases and import a pre-made e-mail with not much of tutorial nor explanation in order to simply make an automatic response for when you go on holiday ?

    You should just create a tab or a sub tab but at least something very visible and easily reachable to create and edit automatic emails of response.

    4 votes
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  20. Provide an option to Print email without disclaimer in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to Print email without disclaimer in Microsoft Outlook 2016. These days disclaimers are often longer than the message, printing them is waste of paper and damage our planet.

    5 votes
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