When you enter a spouse's name, it should provide suggestions from your contact list, so if you have both partners in your contacts, it will link them as a married couple. That would make it nice for reminders about anniversaries if it would then give you one reminder for both people. Additionally, then if you're looking at a person's contact card on your phone, it could give you a link to their spouse.
Bring back the link records field to link 1 record to another and you could jump to that related record with 1 click.
Nick Bates commented
Add so you don't have to manually copy and paste contact info into the contact form.
You should allow the Outlook to use the contacts on your iphone
Join button in Contacts folder to Prevent multiple same contacts
Gaurang Rangpadiya commented
There should be merge button on Ribbon. When I select more then one contact, it activates and when hit the button, it compares all the details and put it into single contact without losing any bit of details from both the original contacts.
This action should be reversible with Ctrl+Z
Gaurang Rangpadiya commented
This could be even taken further...
Why just limit it to Spouse?
Put 2 fields to contact
1. Related to Who? (Select a another contact whom this person is related.
2. Name the relationship (Father, Mother, Uncle)
Use Artificial Intelligence to link contacts with each other based on their relations with one another. And Please include Names of relations from non English Speaking languages as well. Because English has very limited names for relations. For example "Uncle" is very broad name of relationship. It can mean Brother of father or mother, friend of father or mother, or just neighbour. Use Indian/ Asian Names of relationships:
Mama = Brother of Mother
Kaka = Younger Brother of Father
Tau/Ada = Alder brother of Father
and so on....
You can call this Relationship Engine. This would be really useful to a person who is recently engaged to spouse and have lots of new contacts from his/her spouse. this would really ease us to manage new relationship.
Luisa Magao commented
It would be great to be able to merge contact lists. I seem to have somehow ended up with more than one copy of contacts and am unsure as to which one is currently being used by my system. It would be helpful if I could combine the two files and delete the doubles without having to go through each file. I also have to work within several emails on my system and it would be beneficial if I could have them all combined, instead of having a huge list now that they are doubled. When doing a search in all contacts, quite often the system can not find ones in a different contact list than the one i'm working on.
when you modify a contact, update all contact groups that the contact is a member
C. Yusuf Mumtaz commented
I would call that merging contacts, just linking them. I would also like a similar option between parents and children.