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  1. Colour coding for different recipient

    to have the option to set the option to display/highlight email from specific people in your email box to a different colour - so that they can be clearly identified at a glance

    98 votes
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  2. To include end time slots for meetings of 15 minutes

    In order to drive productivity and avoid meetings being back to back it would be good to be able to schedule 45 minute meeetings. Right now the default end time slot comes in 30 minutes blocks. I suggest to make it 15 minute blocks to make it easier to schedule shorter meeting times.

    12 votes
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  3. Task due date should be automatically added onto Outlook Calendar

    If you enter a task with a due date, it should show up in your calendar as either an all-day event or an event at the time assigned (if applicable). When the task is complete, it should update in calendar with the strikethrough formatting.

    110 votes
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  4. Please provide a function to allow for the unlinking of contacts

    Please provide a function to allow for the unlinking of contacts

    12 votes
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  5. Allow users to specify their pronouns.

    Add an official way for users to specify their preferred pronouns - he/him, they/them, etc. Ideally this would be easily changeable, and not require people picking options from a list.

    521 votes
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  6. Provide an option or feature to return to older version to Search contacts so that you see all contact cards in Microsoft Outook

    Previously, if I searched in Contacts, for, say the word "golf", I'd see the actual contact cards for everyone with that word in them, not just one person or a partial contact. Help. Please return to that.

    26 votes
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  7. Dark Mode on Outlook Today

    It's about time to add a dark mode on the Outlook Today Screen. It's a pretty useful feature but it just don't make sense to have a white background on a dark mode setting.

    37 votes
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  8. Add a "notes" icon to tasks

    Tasks have a paperclip icon to indicate there is an attachment. It would be good to have a "notes" icon as well for tasks, so you can tell at a glance whether additional notes are sitting in the task instead of having to open up the task to see whether notes exist.

    11 votes
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  9. Compose window entry fields for TO and CC are way bigger than text label in latest update to Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    The entry fields for TO and CC are taller than the spacing of their labels to the left. This leaves less vertical space for the Subject entry field (both not aligned to its label, as well as narrower than the TO & CC fields), and looks very sloppy. Please revert it to the older format or provide an option to select between the new and old format.

    240 votes
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  10. At least a second dot for current time

    In the calendar, I like the line going to the time and the large dot, but I keep looking at the previous day's meeting. Better would be a second large dot so that the current time/meeting is framed (maybe with an alpha blended line between them)

    24 votes
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  11. 20 votes
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  12. Unread Email Count - Move it back!

    I hate that the new unread email count for any box is aligned to the right. I cannot find anything online on how to fix this. PLEASE change this back or at least give the user the ability to determine if they want the count number next to the folder name or aligned differently.

    267 votes
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  13. 370 votes
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  14. Outlook New Meeting Location - Easy autocomplete previous Geolocation used

    Previous Office updates allow users to be able to select the new meeting location's history, sort of like an autocomplete feature where in users can use the up-and-down keys on their keyboard to select the previously used location for their past meeting when creating a new event in Outlook calendar. Since organization don't user Resource mailbox (Rooms), we relay on the Geolocation search. Now that users are in Office 365 Apps for Business version 2006 - with Windows 10 version 2004 build, this feature is no longer available.

    12 votes
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  15. Schedule meetings in under 30 min increments (like 5, 10, 15...)

    Scheduling meetings outside of 30-minute increments is a pain. I would like the option to schedule meetings in 5-minute increments. Example. A drop down list of 5, 10, 15. 20, 25, 35... Then the meeting scheduling process would be to first add people, then pick the needed time and then move to figuring out when this time would fit in the group's schedule. Manually entering the time is not a smooth process and the defaults fight against manual entry.
    The primary driver for this is to save time as life does not land in 30 minute increments.. Now that we…

    9 votes
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  16. Enable an option to re-accept declined meetings that are part of a series.

    Add an option to be able to accept individual meetings which are part of a larger series after the individual meeting has been previously declined. It is possible to find a deleted invite for an individual meeting and re-accept it, but there seems to be no way to re-accept a declined meeting which is part of a series.

    52 votes
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  17. Change colors of Outlook or Word icons

    In the task bar, latest icons for Outlook 365 and Word 365 are too similar (blue).
    It's confusing.

    Regards,

    300 votes
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  18. Add 'Acknowledged' and 'Thanks' buttons to emails that will tell the sender you have seen their email, without having to send another.

    Add 'Acknowledged' and 'Thanks' buttons to emails that will tell the sender you have seen/appreciate their email, without having to send another, thereby reducing email traffic.

    1,696 votes
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  19. Change ownership of calendar event in Outlook 2016

    Sometimes the owner of a meeting (or, more often, meeting series) is on vacation or changes jobs; it would be nice if they could assign ownership of an instance (for vacation) or the full series (for job changes) to someone else. Also provide an option to create a meeting on someone's behalf without being included in the meeting.

    3,581 votes
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  20. Can you please enable to view timezones of different individuals in scheduling assistant as well?

    I am unable to schedule meeting and check their calendar availability with respective to participants time zone.

    For instance, I have to schedule an appointment with other country. I can add timezones in my calendar but I can't see what is their time in scheduling assistant. It shows only my timezone details.

    8 votes
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