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  1. Kanban View for Outlook Tasks

    Include a Save and New button to allow for easy entry of multiple items.

    Also, It would be great if there were a better way to organize outlook tasks into something more like a Kanban board. The columns in the Kanban could be predefined and selectable by Assigned To, Status, or a Category. This would something better than the raw list.

    45 votes
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  2. Possibility to schedule when you are going to work with a task in the Calendar

    Here's howI want to work with tasks:
    • I want to be able to create overall projects for tasks
    o Under each project, I can create different tasks
    o Each task can be assigned to the status
     Not started
     On time
     Escalated
     Completed
    o Each task may have a start / end date, but
     each task can be booked in the calendar, several times. You should therefore be able to schedule when you work with the task. Double-clicking on the task in the calendar will of course be the task that opens.

    44 votes
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  3. Bring back the Mark Complete button on the Task reminder window.

    It is too cumbersome to right click the tiny line of the task in the Reminder window, and then the mouse often drifts to the Delete Item instead. I am not a procrastinator, and most of the time my tasks are complete before the reminder appears. There used to be a Mark Complete button right there, that made it much easier to complete the task and remove the reminder.

    42 votes
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  4. Ability to set Task durations, and Calendar suggests tasks based on availability and duration

    Ability to set an estimated duration for a Task (perhaps with ability to set a default time and quickly change), and then have the Calendar suggest Tasks you could work on when it sees you have the appropriate amount of time open in your calendar.

    37 votes
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  5. Provide an option to attach an email directly to a task in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to attach an email directly to a task in Microsoft Outlook 2016 for easy tracking.
    So you can provide the option to forward an e-mail as a task with attachments. This will allow managers to disperse tasks from e-mail requests from clients. Without the need to retype a new task.

    35 votes
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  6. Provide an option to assign a new task to multiple people creating individual tasks for each person in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to assign a new task to multiple people creating individual tasks for each person in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    32 votes
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  7. Allow for the Start Date to be defined without having to define a due date

    There is no rational reason to assume that all tasks that have a Start date MUST have a due date. This is simply not true and THE major problem when handling tasks in Outlook.

    32 votes
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  8. Include how many hours a task required

    In outlook.com, there is a drop-down menu to include approximately how much time a task will take/did take. This is something that my employer wants to use to see approximately how much time each project we do takes, but this option is nowhere in the downloadable program, only the website. This addition would be perfect for our company's needs.

    31 votes
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  9. Move location of To do bar.

    Create an option for the To-Do Bar to be located on the left side of the window frame, so that the users eyes see it first thing (when "reading" from left to right). Currently, outlook only allows it on the right most edge of the window. To be able to move it to the left side of the folder and reading panes.

    30 votes
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  10. Update Task After Assignment

    Enable a function that permits the creator and assignor of a task can edit it AFTER it has been assigned to someone else. Assignors should be able to "manage" the expectations of tasks they assign.

    30 votes
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  11. Provide a feature to allow editing of tasks from the viewing pane in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature to allow editing of tasks from the viewing pane in Microsoft Outlook 2016 right from the pane instead of opening them in a separate window.

    29 votes
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  12. Allow multiple poll questions in one email of Outlook 2016

    New feature request would be to allow to conduct a survey within an email. Where users could answer multiple questions without the need for a weblink or outside source.

    Would facilitate customer service satisfaction surveys and organization of results.

    28 votes
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  13. Tasks: Flagging & Tagging

    Outlook's To-Do feature (flagging) affects Tasks, Mail, Contacts, Calendar...everything in Outlook. TO-DO's FlAGGING feature needs further development in Outlook.

    Each item in Outlook be it a Message, Task, Contact, Calendar entry, etc. could be managed more effectively were the following Tags more easily applied to any item:

    1.) Flagging
    2.) Categorizing
    3.) Prioritizing
    4.) Dating (start and/or due dates)
    5.) Add a “My Today” field/button (not a date)

    Again, the above five "Tags" should be more easily accessed on each item in Outlook.
    Finally, the Task Subject field in Outlook should be more fully utilized. The “Task Subject” is an…

    27 votes
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  14. Option to schedule multiple tasks at once or allow user to assign custom date when multiple tasks are selected

    Be able to select multiple tasks and (re) schedule them all at same time or allow user to assign custom date when multiple tasks are selected in Outlook 2016

    26 votes
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  15. Have option to send an email reminder when setting up tasks

    It would be nice to have the reminder option include sending an email. Lotus Notes has this feature and it works well. It's too easy to dismiss a reminder when you are in the middle of something.

    23 votes
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  16. Show Tasks with no due date at the end

    In the due date view, Tasks with no due Dates are shown in the beginning. It would help me if I could move them th the end of the list. Thanks!

    23 votes
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  17. Provide an option to restore a deleted task in Outlook 2016

    When a task is accidently deleted, it cannot be restored. It must be re-entered.
    It would be nice if deleted task could be moved back to task list.

    23 votes
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  18. task dependencies

    Allow to define dependencies for Outlook Tasks

    23 votes
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  19. Provide an option to integrate WunderList with Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to integrate WunderList with Microsoft Outlook 2016 for better task management and handling.

    23 votes
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  20. Put back the ability to add your own autocorrect entries

    I frequently mistype words which aren't in autocorrect and I used to be able to add these to make my slow typing a little faster. I also used to love to add short abbreviations for long technical terms or frequently used phrases. This facility has vanished from Word and Outlook and I'd love to see them back

    22 votes
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