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  1. Family Calendars cannot be updated from Outlook Desktop

    Using Outlook 2016 for Windows, I cannot add or update events to my Outlook.com family calendar.

    148 votes
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    26 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The Outlook team is working on this update. We will add support for adding and updating events on family calendars as part of an overall improvement to shared calendars in Outlook.

    We will post a subsequent status update when the shared calendar improvements are available for you to use in Outlook. Our current ETA is to begin releasing to subscription customers who are using Outlook 2016 this summer (July 2018).

  2. 31 votes
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  3. 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…

    73 votes
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  4. Add voting buttons in meeting request in Outlook 2016.

    Add voting buttons in meeting request in Outlook 2016. It is very handy to have a voting button so the meeting organizer can receive responses for the votes along with accept/decline!

    37 votes
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  5. 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.

    281 votes
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  6. 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.

    11 votes
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  7. 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).

    16 votes
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  8. The ability to bounce emails

    Combat spam by bouncing emails back to a sender making them think your email address is not valid. I used to do this all the time when using an older email client on Windows XP. I started when I was getting over 100 spam emails a day, and managed to reduce this to 2 a week

    29 votes
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  9. Could not edit the subject at the mailbox

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

    29 votes
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  10. 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…

    59 votes
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  11. Allow user to disable "Top Results"

    Currently search of email includes "top results" at the top of the search list even when the list is sorted by date. This is a terrible feature in a business setting where it is important to reply to the most recent email in a thread.

    The option "Show most relevant search results on top" should disable this feature, but does not.

    9 votes
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  12. Automatically add signatures to invitations

    Like new messages and replies, have the option to include a signature to meeting invitations automatically.

    22 votes
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  13. 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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  14. 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.

    11 votes
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  15. Convert tasks to appointment easily

    Microsoft should make it easy to convert 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.

    22 votes
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  16. Speed up Outlook Rules Order

    The order of Rules can be changed ONLY by tapping or clicking an UP or DOWN arrow on a SINGLE rule. This is clunky when managing a large number of rules. Develop a method for selecting multiple rules and re-ordering by dragging the selection.

    15 votes
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  17. Add Ability to insert Check boxes within a Task in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Currently, we can only insert bullets into Tasks. It would be helpful to be able to create checklists. Linking to OneNote is an immediate work-around.

    96 votes
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  18. flag

    Please could you develop a feature attached to the flags function so that we can add a note to ourselves of what the flag is for?

    I see this working that when I flag an email, another box opens up which allows me to add a reminder as to what I need to do before processing the email, for example.

    And if this could go into the Outlook Today page too that would be awesome!

    20 votes
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  19. remove contact from suggested contacts

    Allow removal of suggested contacts after a contact becomes obsolete

    12 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).

    18 votes
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