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  1. Provide ability to edit multiple calendar events in Outlook 2016

    When I import an electronic calendar to Outlook 2016 it would be helpful to be able to set reminders for the multiple events imported, rather than having to edit each individual event

    21 votes
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  2. Ability to view attachments in the preview pane via windows explorer.

    When viewing saved emails from Outlook 2016 in windows explorer using the preview pane, the feature to see whether an email contains an attachment has been removed for Outlook 2013.

    I'd like to see this option added back.

    17 votes
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  3. Lock reading pane header bar

    It would be good to have something like start menu used to have where you could LOCK the bar so that if you click on the edge you would not change the size of it. Here you would lock headers so that if you click on one by mistake, emails don't get re-sorted.

    9 votes
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  4. When creating an event, allow sending a notification of it to the user in Outlook 2016

    When creating an event allow sending a notification to the user so that they can get to know when was the even email notification was received.

    11 votes
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  5. Provide different GPO settings for the default account and added accounts

    We already have GPOs to enable caching in Outlook but these settings are valid for all accounts added. It would make sense to have distinct settings for the default account where I would e.g. cache items for 24 month but for all other accounts maybe only 3 to 12 months for performance reasons regarding OST files.

    7 votes
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  6. Possibility to auto-archive a mail-thread within a mail distribution list

    A feature to select a mail-thread to be auto-archived automatically. This will not affect other mail-threads among the same users of the distribution list.
    Use case 1: Large DL is used for different topics with high volume of replies. Topics that are not of importance can be auto-archived to prevent cluttering of your inbox.
    Use case 2: Next to auto-archive function a thumbs up can be added. This way the DL knows if the topic is useful or not and is worthwhile to eloborate even more in a follow-up discussion.

    8 votes
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  7. Toolbar Customizations save all in one ui

    When saving Quick Access Toolbar commands, can each ui be saved into one ui. It would be so much easier then saving changes individually or copying the .ui files. Thanks

    3 votes
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  8. Collect feedback about meetings and make suggestions based on this feedback

    Have the option to turn on a small questionnaire (a few questions using Likert scales) to get feedback about calendar appointments and tasks. Then use metadata about the meeting, who it was with/category/time/day/etc, and use this to make suggested meetings based on information gathered from emails or OneNote notes.

    10 votes
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  9. MAPI Extended error for IMessage Object

    If IMessage::SubmitError fails and returns MAPIEEXTENDED_ERROR, IMessage::GetLastError gets called. If you supply MAPIERROR structure to Outlook it does not use the information on MAPIERROR in the displayed error box. I think the information returned by GetLastError should be shown in the error message popup.
    See: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/96ca73d6-e4d4-462e-9791-d3e035b288ff/mapi-extended-errors-for-imessage?forum=outlookdev#8803715e-ac2f-4788-b2ad-74eca08b8723

    2 votes
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  10. Note Field and doing incell editing. Multi select fields etc. and changing them all at once without opening.

    To open a task, contact etc etc. just to type a simple word or even a small sentence in the note section is too much. It would make it really easier and a less step to do if you can allow us to type into the field directly. Especially if you are typing the same note and having to open them all for 10 tasks is crazy!

    Please consider selecting multiple tasks, contacts etc. and being able to change a text all at once. For example, if I have 10 tasks and have in the sentence a word that I…

    6 votes
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  11. Better spam blocking

    Be able to block by entering key words in the subject. More effective that trying to block just the senders email address

    0 votes
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  12. Dont show error message on attempt to delete alreadey deleted message.

    Dont show error message on attempt to delete alreadey deleted message. It has no value but is very annoying.

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  13. Different icon for direct email (to:me) vs mailing list

    Show a different icon if my emial is on the to or cc line vs mailing list.

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  14. Free Busy should show different color/pattern when the recipient is the organizer.

    It's hard to find times that work for most people when creating a meeting. Often times, there are just one or two people who show Busy for a timeslot when everyone else is free. Those busy blocks, however, may be with appointments for which the recipient is the organizer and has the power to change. It would be helpful then to display a different pattern in Scheduling Assistant for blocks that are Busy but where the recipient is the organizer and not an attendee (and therefore may have more leeway to work around).

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  15. Room Finder too Narrow of width

    The Room Finder panel should be pinnable or at least retain the width size if a user adjusts it. For a decade this panel has opened and it's always too narrow to use.

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  16. Make the reader view readable

    This is not an immersive view suggestion. We need to make the default reader view less painful to parse the actual text of the email.
    - Remove the email header for to/from in a chained email. Readers first want to get the context of the email and that kind of information should be available in a collapsed zone.
    - Make the email chain be more chat like, or some background that makes the text chain readable. If the top most email (latest in the thread) had a darker background and all others below have 1degree of grandient from that color,…

    0 votes
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  17. Make Search tab visble always in Outlook main window

    The Search tab only shows itself when you start a search, however many of the options, such as indexing status you might want to see without performing a search.

    If the tab was always available then this would be possible. Also, if you want to start a search by clicking on the items in the search tab, such as hasattachments, you can do so. Today, you have to type text, then click the item in the search tab and then delete the text to achieve this

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  18. Tag internal meetings as "internal"

    It seems like a lot of people manually tag meeting subjects as "internal". I'd like to see Outlook/Exchange do this automatically based on the attendee list. If the attendees all come from your organization, the UI should be able to flag those as "internal" meetings, maybe with categories or something.

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  19. outlook UI should be refactored

    Classic UI should be retired.

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  20. Merge to PDF and attach via e-mail

    I would like to be able to merge a word doc into a pdf, which is immediately sent as an e-mail with the attached PDF.

    Of course some text would have to be added to the e-mail.

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