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  1. Integrate Tasks and Email with Office 365 Planner or Intergrate Microsoft Planner to Tasks in Outlook

    Take tasks or email from Outlook and send them directly to Planner, Office 365 Groups as task.

    Reference Office 365 Planner, https://blogs.office.com/2015/09/22/introducing-office-365-planner/#fRR9QJXQ8ZbJhlTt.97.

    Or Intergrate Microsoft Planner to Tasks in Outlook 2016

    196 votes
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  2. 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.

    150 votes
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  3. Statistics

    It would be very helpful to have statistics such as number of emails sent/received, response rate, time spent on Outlook, number of emails per conversation/sender/day etc.

    120 votes
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  4. Options to create or arrange tasks in sequence.

    Ability to sequence tasks in one (or both) of 2 ways:

    (1) Manually order tasks in a folder, and have that order be synchronized across clients (including when viewing the same list in the iOS Reminders app.

    (2) Daisy-chain tasks such that the status of one is Deferred until 1 or more prerequisite tasks are completed.

    (3) Create a column for Prioritizing tasks. Sub Tasks as well to tie all together.
    Ability to show list in calendar view as well. Create column for this priority setting.
    List should show in daily calendar when opened up and ability to create

    Also,…

    119 votes
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  5. Provide an option in outlook tasks to subtasks and contact association in Outlook 2016

    Please add the ability to create sub-tasks in Outlook and also add the ability to associate a task with a contact w/o sending the task to that person in Exchange.

    114 votes
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  6. Set a due time for tasks

    Currently, the due time is configured to 12:00 a.m. on the due date. Having the ability to create a due time would be beneficial on an exchange account.

    96 votes
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  7. Enable Tasks to Link to other Tasks

    Enable tasks to link to other tasks, and when opening a task provide a way to see the other task that have been linked or related.

    93 votes
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  8. Provide an option to sort Task in Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to sort the tasks made in outlook 2016 so that redundant tasks can easily be removed from the tasklist. Also providing an option to sort tasks in Microsoft Outlook 2016 by Task subject with an appropriate subject beginning and to be able to click on the top bar in order to have them sort alphabetically would be an added benefit.

    92 votes
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  9. Unify To-Do List items and Tasks

    I think many of us business users get our work actions from e-mails, and it is quite easy and efficient to flag an e-mail for follow up.
    However, flagging e-mails in this fashion doesn't actually turn them into Tasks, but merely a To-Do List item with limited functionality. For example, To-Do List items cannot be assigned to someone else, which is highly inconvenient if you want to pass on some work to a colleague. You also cannot keep track of work assigned to someone else, even if they have shared their Task list, because To-Do items don't appear there.
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    77 votes
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  10. 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.

    75 votes
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  11. More options for Tasks in Hosted Exchange environment in Outlook 2016

    We don't see any focus by Microsoft on the task functionality for years. Yes you acquired wunderlist but never integrated it into your proven business tools like Microsoft Outlook Client. Also I constantly have task sync issues where changes on one device don't sync to the other one even though using hosted exchange with the most recent version. In addition it is shocking to notice Microsoft dropped tasks functionality on Windows Phone 10. This is hard to believe in regards to it as a business tool. Now Android and iOS have much better exchange tasks support then Windows.

    72 votes
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  12. Convert or create tasks to appointment easily.

    Microsoft should make it easy to convert/create 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.

    70 votes
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  13. 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!

    67 votes
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  14. Provide an option to upgrade mobile versions of Microsoft Outlook 2016 to include task support

    Provide an option to upgrade mobile versions of Microsoft Outlook 2016 (iOS and Android) to include task support similar to desktop version.

    59 votes
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  15. Add the option to select a Task Folder when using Quick Steps "Create a task with attachment"

    I am working to get a seamless experience across Outlook Tasks and Microsoft To-Do.

    This is the scenario:
    When I get an e-mail, I would like to create a task with the incoming e-mail attached (e.g. remind me to reply to that e-mail).

    Within Quick Steps there is the option to "Create a task with attachment".

    As Microsoft To-Do is using the folder structure within the Task folder to label tasks, I'd like to move the task to a certain Task folder (e.g. "Work"). However, the "Move to folder" action within Quick Steps doesn't allow to select a Task Folder,…

    58 votes
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  16. Option to provide Live Tile for Start for Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to make the tile of Microsoft Outlook 2016 bigger and provide Live Tile for Start as well.

    57 votes
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  17. Link emails to tasks

    A simple drag and drop option to link emails to a task, currently i create tasks by either flagging an email for follow up (then i can't edit the task easily) or by creating a new task (can't link emails related to the task). if i could create a task and then drag the email to link to it, when i open the task i can quickly see all related communications. any other emails in the conversation would automatically link up also

    56 votes
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  18. Option of using last location to save attachments from Microsoft Outlook 2016

    When we right-click on an in-line image and select 'Save as Picture', we want the last used location to be shown for saving the image. Currently it reverts every time to the 'Pictures' folder. This is inconvenient. One can easily find the Pictures folder from the Navigation Pane on the left if they want to view pictures anyways.

    54 votes
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  19. Option to replace "Tell me what you want to do" with Help in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Option to replace "Tell me what you want to do" with Insert Picture or Help in Microsoft Outlook 2016. Or adding the option to remove "Tell me what you want to do" completely will be even better.

    51 votes
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  20. Tasks, add a field project

    Create a field project, with a pop-up menu with projects to select.

    49 votes
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