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  1. 4 votes
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  2. Transparent Updates

    Stop stealth updates. Your last update broke appointments, TELL us when you are going to apply an update, WHAT is in the update, and allow us to ROLL BACK if things get broken. So much time and frustration chasing a problem only to find out you updated things, changed or broke the way they work, and didn't tell anyone.

    7 votes
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  3. Make categories searchable

    I use Outlook, for both mail, calendar and contacts, often the category labels to bring order. However these are not searchable. It's a powerful feature especially if you use it when searching. It would be nice if there is a box where you can search the category * * * * quickly by typing a few letters, especially if you use many categories.

    41 votes
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  4. 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 basis for a contact

    8. Possibility to manage/promote…
    104 votes
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  5. 2 votes
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  6. Add special characters in the "Categorize" section for color blind people.

    There should be special characters that would allow you to organize your inbox like there is colors in the categorize feature for color blind people. Instead of choosing a color to have as a banner across the email it could display dots, forward slash, back slash, etc.

    2 votes
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  7. When displaying any type of Outlook item in editting or reminder windows, include a field to display the account and folder the item belongs

    For all Outlook windows that display an outlook item (i.e. editing and reminder windows), include a field to display the account and folder the item belongs to. This is required for users whose outlook profile contains multiple accounts.

    3 votes
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  8. Bring back the look and feel of Outlook 2010

    Outlook 2016 has lost the great UI that Outlook 2010 had. The current colors, fonts, clarity, shapes, icons, etc. are very hard to see and understand. Folders are widely space, screen real estate is squandered, and work productivity is reduced. I realize that many of the changes are to make outlook more compatible with touch screens and mobile apps. However, most Outlook users use it for WORK. We use a keyboard and mouse. We do not use touch screens, but do need Outlook to be easy on the eyes for 8+ hours per day, fast, and easy to use. We…

    147 votes
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  9. Clone PST folder structure from an existing PST

    I archive my files manually into a folder structure in offline PSTs. Further my PSTs are organized by business years such as 2018-H1, 2018-H2 and so forth. I do so to avoid my PSTs growing too large. I backup my older PSTs to an offline media at the change of every half year. Everytime I create a new PST, I have to create the folder structure manually. I want to simply clone a new PST folder structure based on an existing PST. The workaround method of import by setting date filters does not always work.

    1 vote
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  10. Button for out of office

    Please provide a button for setting out of office. easy one click "enter your message here" I always struggle to find and set an out of office reply. shouldnt be this hard.

    898 votes
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  11. Vote without being added to an email DL

    I should be able to vote to support an idea without needing to "subscribe"... I really do not want email updates, just want to know Microsoft knows that I care or support an issue. I do not mind entering email (1 email 1 vote), but do not want to get any related email.
    <note: this was only an issue when trying to vote before entering email on this site... once I posted this idea, I was able to vote without "subscribing" to updates on issues>

    1 vote
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  12. Preview Keynote documents option Needed!

    I know you are at war with Apple, BUT, I think there is an opportunity to have a Preview Keynote Documents option for PCs. This would be an Epic Feature! You wouldn't even have to provide the ability to open or print the keynote. Just read and look at the sent attachment. It would be life changing for those of who work at companies that use both programs. Really something to consider in your next version of Office professionals version. Please work that out!

    1 vote
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  13. Provide text boxes.

    We would like to be able to add a stamp type text box to an email to classify it in the future. So for example before a customer complaint mail can "seal" as resolved.

    5 votes
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  14. can not scroll down to see the rest of the document. This is unbelievable

    Make the scroll bar go down to see the rest of the document
    not a big deal !!!

    2 votes
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  15. Allow to configure preferences for Report Message Add-In

    The Report Message Add-In can be deployed centrally but there should be a method to control the settings/preferences in it centrally. For example, set the default option for reporting preference (e.g. always send, never send, ask every time). This should be configurable somewhere (e.g. registry key, GPO, Centralized Deployment manager, Exchange Online policy, etc. The default to ask every time is not the setting we want for our organization, but there is no way currently to reconfigure the default. Please reconsider this.

    6 votes
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  16. Why do you keep deleting my submission?

    You have deleted my submission three times, but I have no idea why. You have my email address - can you let me know what I am doing wrong, please?

    5 votes
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  17. Outlook Print Same As WORD

    Make PRINT dialog uniform among WORD, OUTLOOK , EXCEL, etc.

    For example, add "PAGES" option to Outlook. I rarely want to print an entire email, and right now it takes multiple clicks and multiple dialogs to select which pages to print.

    13 votes
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  18. New Message Indicator Value

    put number indicator on envelope in navigation bar for number of unread messages.

    1 vote
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  19. 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

    23 votes
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  20. Leave the 'From' field blank so we are prompted to select a from account. This will prevent us sending an email from the wrong account

    Leave the 'From' field blank so we are prompted to select a from account. This will prevent us sending an email from the wrong account

    19 votes
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