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  1. 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.

    225 votes
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  2. Allow new email contacts to be saved to a contact group in one simple step

    Allow new email contacts to be saved to a contact group in one simple step

    24 votes
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  3. Out of Office

    The option for Out of Office for multiple dates should be available/ to set up an automatic Out of Office message if calendar dates are booked as Holiday. Most people have to book holiday early in the year and therefore already know their holiday dates. They do not, however, always remember to set Out of Office before they go.

    44 votes
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  4. 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.

    445 votes
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  5. Put title in the title bar!!

    It is difficult to know which folder one is in without the title in the title bar. The rest of Office still does this.

    47 votes
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  6. 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.

    245 votes
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  7. 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.

    11 votes
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  8. 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

    71 votes
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  9. 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.

    1,582 votes
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  10. Follow-up meeting button

    Create an option for quickly generating follow-up meetings that let a facilitator schedule a new meeting in the future with the same information as the old meeting. It could prompt for a location, time, and date update while retaining the previous meeting's content like an email thread.
    Thanks for considering!

    40 votes
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  11. Why did the Instant Search Bar dissapeared?

    Since the last update I can't find how to view the Instant Search again.
    Before it was on top of the folder email's list but now it's not, and I can't find a way to reactivate it.
    (I had to include it in my direct access in the window title bar)

    38 votes
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  12. 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.

    3,318 votes
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  13. 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.

    77 votes
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  14. 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,

    267 votes
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  15. Forward\Reply\Reply All with attachments included in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    In Microsoft Outlook 2016, when we forward\reply\reply all to the email with attachments, the attachments are not available and we have to attach them manually. An option to reply all to the email with all the attachments included would be more productive in Microsoft Outlook 2016 as that option is not available as of now.

    5,790 votes
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  16. Working from home option - Calendar

    It would be great to be able to show working from home in Calendar. However it needs to be also shown as 'free' so meetings can be booked normally. This will allow visibility to all persons who can see your calendar. They will know whether to book a Teams or face to face meeting for example

    8 votes
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  17. "Join Online" should dismiss the reminder

    When you click the "Join Online" Button for a Teams Meeting reminder, please dismiss the reminder.

    13 votes
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  18. Enhance the SEARCH options to include OPERATORS such as AND, OR, BEGINS, CONTAINS, NEAR, etc.

    Need the ability to use OPERATORS to help search. For example:

    SEARCH: golf AND tennis
    SEARCH: golf OR tennis
    SEARCH: (golf AND tennis) OR swimming
    SEARCH: BEGINS smith (finds smith, smithfield, smithers, etd)
    SEARCH: CONTAINS oil (finds oilcloth, uncoiled, tinfoils, panbroil, etc)
    SEARCH: aword NEAR/3 bword (finds all occurances where "aword" is within 5 words of "bwork"

    15 votes
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  19. 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.

    15 votes
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  20. email address

    Always show the full email address of a sender in the view pane. This is a major security risk that the email address of a sender is hidden and requires several clicks to view. Default should always be to show the full sender email address.

    340 votes
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