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  1. allow opening multiple Outlook instances (e.g. one screen with Calendar, second with mailbox)

    Back on Windows I always had two Outlook Windows open - one with mailbox, the second with calendar. Was really practical to be able to scroll through the calendar when writing an email and looking for possible slots to suggest a meeting/phone call/ etc. On Mac this does not seem possible.

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  2. sync categories across platforms and users

    1) If user is on Office 365 and using Mac Outlook client, should be able to have ONE consistent set of Categories, using same names and colors. Not separate categories for each platform (i.e. local categories on Outlook Mac, network categories on Office 365 client).
    2) Should be able to establish "system wide" categories for multiple (Office 365) users, so that different users can organize mail, calendar, to do items in agreed-upon categories.

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  3. Fix Dark Mode to include the message preview

    Just like the topic says. Make dark mode include the message preview pane. The main interface is nice but the dark mode being there then contrasting with a bright white message preview really hurts the eyes.

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  4. Consistent naming across platforms and products

    You've just changed the name of Trash in Outlook Mac to Rubbish but it's called Deleted Items via the portal. In some apps you call Teams, Groups and so it goes on.

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  5. Sensitivity Labels in New Outlook for Mac

    The new Outlook for Mac has Sensitivity label greyed out whereas the current Outlook for Mac has them available. When can we have Sensitivity labels working in the new Outlook for Mac?

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  6. Option drag to create duplicate item

    I believe I used to be able to hold option down, drag an event and it would create a duplicate. When I do it now in the "New" Outlook, it changes the mouse icon to include the "+" symbol, but it only moves the event - it doesn't duplicate it. In email, it tries to move the email, rather than duplicating it. I want a duplicate of the event/email, not the selected object moved.

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  7. Accounts: advanced options

    In the "Old" Outlook preferences -> Accounts, there's an "Advanced..." option to be able to go in and make some changes to the account. This is no longer available in the "New" Outlook. It should still be available.

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  8. Add "New Items" menu to Dock icon

    By right clicking on the dock icon, it would be great to access the "New item" menu. I don't need to see the main Outlook window if I need to create a new email, note, appointment.

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  9. hide foot

    make the footer bar optional, possibility to hide it
    It only consumes space and does not provide any value as there is only the number of mails and the sync information

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  10. Slow to detect internal network

    It is so slow to detect that it is on internal network. At least 2-3 times a pop up displays. After that couple of re-authentication pop up, even though credentials are stored in keychains. Then it starts working.

    Also, there is no auto reconnection when connection is lost. Why???

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  11. Outlook window will not resize to lesser height

    I am not able to make my Outlook window shorter so my Mac buttons cover the bottom of the Outlook screen. I only need to see a few entries at the top but when I go to use the handle at the bottom, it's just an arrow to make it longer and I cannot make it shorter. Is there a way around this? Thanks for any help.

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  12. Regular reoccurring out of office

    Add a function where out of office can be turned on for reoccurring days. ie when part time workers are regularly out of the office on the same days each week.

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  13. Enable/Support Split View

    Latest Outlook UI can't compress enough to accommodate both 'Teams' and 'Outlook' on a 15" MacBook Pro screen. Outlook with Split View works great on larger displays.

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  14. Category

    Category - When selecting a "Category" from the drop down menu in the task bar, it used to display the last used (5) at the top of the drop down menu. This made selecting commonly used category's faster. Currently we may have a Category starting with the letter "R" which means we have to scroll all the way down to the near the bottom of the list. My suggestion is to be able to type in the first letter of our Category once we have clicked on the drop down menu, this would then take us to the alphabet area…

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  15. Add buttons to new email notifications.

    Add "Delete" button to Notification similar to what Mac Mail has, for quick deletion. Archive button would also be useful..

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  16. I suggest you make the Mac version of Outlook allow the option to open the next message upon a delete or move.

    I won't use Outlook on Mac because the feature to open the next message upon a delete or move that I've used in Outlook for years is missing on the Mac. The Windows version has the ability to set what action is performed upon a message delete or move. Mac just moves the message or deletes it and the message stays on the screen. This is very annoying and I won't use the Mac versions of Microsoft. It's amazing to me that this was omitted on the Mac. I see 1000's of posts for people using this feature. Seems pretty…

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  17. groups te

    When can I see all my groups as it displays only the 10 most active groups on the Mac versions of Outlook? Since 2016 you promised all groups would be visible in a future update ... so when is that?

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  18. Customize mac touchbar

    Allow modification of the Mac touchbar to features the user uses vs what is static currently, leaving the functionality not as useful as it otherwise would be.

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  19. More prominent out of office reminder

    On Outlook for windows, when out of office messages are enabled a bar appears across the top of the inbox reminding that they are enabled. On a Mac this doesn't happen. I rarely shut down my computer or quit Outlook, so I often end up forgetting I've left OoO messages on until a colleague reminds me! Appreciate there's a notification when starting Outlook, but this doesn't help me!

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  20. Recoverable Items support

    It would be nice to be able to access the recoverable items folder from the Outlook for Mac client. This feature is available in the Windows and web clients.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/policy-and-compliance/recoverable-items-folder/recoverable-items-folder?view=exchserver-2019

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