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  1. Bring back the ability for calendars to print category colors in Outlook 2016

    Calendar category colors used to print, why no longer?

    35 votes
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      8 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide an option to set the Reminder pop-up to appear on top in Microsoft Outlook 2016

      Provide an option to set the Reminder pop-up to appear on top in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to avoid missing any task or meeting.

      1,123 votes
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        431 comments  ·  Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        This new option is now available for Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal, Office 365 Business, and Office 365 ProPlus customers on Monthly Channel (Version 1803 or newer). For subscription customers on one of the Semi-Annual Channels, this option will become available after upgrading to Version 1808.

        From Outlook, you can turn this on using File > Options > Advanced. Look for the “Reminders” section and check the box next to “Show reminders on top of other windows”.

        More information on which version of Outlook you are running here: https://support.office.com/article/what-office-365-business-product-or-license-do-i-have-f8ab5e25-bf3f-4a47-b264-174b1ee925fd

      • Provide a button to enable or disable Focused Inbox in Microsoft Outlook 2016

        Provide a button to enable or disable Focused Inbox in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

        132 votes
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          Note from the Outlook Team: There is support for turning on or off Focused Inbox from within Outlook 2016. In the View Tab, click “Show Focused Inbox” to toggle Focused Inbox on or off. These details, plus more for other Outlook endpoints can be found on our blog post here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/turn-off-focused-inbox-f714d94d-9e63-4217-9ccb-6cb2986aa1b2

          Note: If the button is present, but grayed out, it means Outlook could not connect to the service. Checking your network connection and rebooting the app should clear this up.

        • The "Keyboard Shortcuts: Customize Button" in Outlook 2016

          Office programs allow users to customize keyboard shortcuts in the "Customize the Ribbon" dialog window. Why doesn't Outlook? The "Keyboard Shortcuts: Customize" button is missing.

          10 votes
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          • Automatically replace recipient when replying to emails from Sent folder

            Scenario:

            I want to follow up on an email I already sent. I click the message in my SENT folder and then "Reply." I end up sending a message to myself.

            Some competitor products that shall not be named automatically replace the recipient in this scenario with the recipient of the original email, to avoid the awkward situation of replying to myself.

            341 votes
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            • Allow resizing the Rules editor window.

              Allow resizing the Rules editor window.

              6 votes
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              • View a Contact's emails, correpsondance from that Contact Folder

                I find it astounding that OUTLOOK doesn't have this feature. When I open up a Contact, I should be able to view all my email correspondence with them without having to go back to the email folder and conduct a search

                13 votes
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                • Quick Step icon colors don't match category colors

                  The new look changed the possible colors of the Quick Steps icons and category colors. There is now a discrepancy between the possible Quick Step icons and the category colors.
                  As someone who categorizes all incoming mail using the quick steps, it bugs me that the colors no longer match.

                  #newicons

                  6 votes
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                  • Provide colored folders as folders are now transparent and hard to navigate visually

                    In the newest version of outlook it is very difficult to visually manage folders because the new uncolored folders (transparent) blend in with the text. There is no visual anchor on each item and it is difficult to visually search for or read the labels.

                    10 votes
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                    • Add "Draw"/Ink functionality to Outlook

                      It would be great if Outlook introduced drawing/ink ability to markup emails or even the calendar.
                      And inked content could be exportable to OneNote or other Office programs.

                      53 votes
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                      • When you dismiss a meeting reminder, then the meeting is rescheduled to a date in the future, the reminder should be reset to appear again.

                        After a reminder for a meeting is dismissed, it WILL NOT appear again in the event that the meeting is rescheduled to a later date. When a meeting is rescheduled, Outlook should check for the dismissed reminder, and if the new meeting time is far enough in the future based upon the selected reminder time span, it should reset the reminder to occur again. I'm guessing there are technical reasons for not doing this, because it's something that should have been implemented years ago.

                        76 votes
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                        • Group Contacts to show in recent people

                          Recent people E-mails show in suggested contacts. Unfortunately, The Group Contacts stopped showing on last update. Please bring back the feature as we send lots of E-mails to a few group contacts time and again. Thanks!

                          214 votes
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                          • 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

                            11 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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!

                              7 votes
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                              • I used to be able to send an email from outlook to a new page in onenote. Apparently, this feature is now gone. Please restore.

                                I used to be able to send an email from outlook to a new page in onenote. Apparently, this feature is now gone with office365outlook. Please restore.

                                10 votes
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                                • Please make Outlook 2016 apperance same as Outlook 2010 where to, CC and Bcc field/names were visible in Sent Message

                                  In the sent message, show TO; CC and BCC field and names visible to the sender same as when composing the message

                                  15 votes
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                                  • Categories (and colors) do not work in Outlook 2016 with IMAP email settings

                                    Categories (and colors) do not work in Outlook 2016 with IMAP email settings

                                    22 votes
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                                    • Syncing Outlook contacts subfolders with my Android phone

                                      There is a BIG issue in Outlook / Contacts app on my Android phone. I use Outlook 365 as my main messaging/calendar/contacts tool on my PC. All my contacts are attached to my outlook account. I have created contacts subfolders to sort them (professional, etc.). On my Android phone (8.0), I have installed Outlook, but ONLY THE CONTACTS IN THE MAIN FOLDER ARE VISIBLE! None of the subfolders are visible, whereas they are visible on outlook.com website. Please correct rapidly this unacceptable bug!!! I have seen that many people complain about this bug, which has lasted too long...

                                      16 votes
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                                      • Calendar invitees should show alphabetically.

                                        if invitees to calendar events could be organized alphabetically. When looking at the tracking of 100 people, finding the name you are after is time consuming.

                                        6 votes
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                                        • 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.

                                          6 votes
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