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  1. Make display of all-day events in daily or weekly view more flexible

    It seems that the display area for viewing of all-day events in the daily or weekly view is fixed in (maximum?) size. This leads to the problem that on my computer the maximum number of all-day events is limited to 14. In case this number is exceeded, I simply cannot view all events but only 14 of them. The use case is parallel view of several calendars.

    I propose to make this area scrollable and/or allow to change its size.

    7 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Add+Edit Meeting Organizers

    It's cumbersome for meeting organizers and attendees every time a meeting organizer needs to change for a recurring meeting--because currently this isn't supported, and you have to cancel the whole meeting and reschedule it. If you could add multiple organizers to the calendar item, it would be so much easier.

    11 votes
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  3. Allow changing the default fields that show when viewing contacts.

    Allow changing the default fields that show when viewing contacts. I always want to see "Job Title" by default.

    7 votes
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  4. Provide option to subscribe to all IMAP folders by default

    When creating an IMAP profile in Outlook 2016, only default folders are visible - Inbox, Drafts, Sent Items, Deleted Items, Junk Mail, and Archive - and all other folders must be subscribed to in order to see them. We would like an option to subscribe to all folders, whether created at the root or below the inbox instead of having to subscribe to each and every folder manually.

    2 votes
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  5. Have separate windows

    In the Windows version of Outlook, you can have a separate window for Mail, Calendar, Contacts, etc. In Outlook for Mac, all these functions are within the same window. I suggest you provide this capability to the Mac version. This will prevent users from having to switch back and forth in the same window for data that may be needed for other parts of the application.

    59 votes
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  6. Outlook's failure modes

    Whenever Outlook goes offline, a notification or popup should appear.

    For example, right now, if the process "Office365ServiceV2" freezes. The Outlook client goes offline without any notification. While I know this is a bug due to Office365ServiceV2, the client should still inform the user that it went offline, regardless of the reason.

    1 vote
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  7. Contact Import / Export Formats

    Export multiple contacts to a single vCard so it can be imported into Gmail or iCloud. In other words upgrade vCard to be standards compliant.

    129 votes
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  8. autocomplete email addresses

    Outlook seems to autocomplete email addresses only from the address book. Complete from addresses in all mailboxes would make a great feature

    10 votes
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  9. Restore AppleScript support for third party apps

    Because of the current implementation of sandboxing, third party apps can no longer interact with Outlook (I'm thinking about SpamSieve, but it applies to a number of apps).
    There are ways around that and I would love the future versions of Outlook to allow AppleScript from third party apps again.

    10 votes
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  10. Addins or plugins

    A critical function of plugins is missting from the Mac version of Outlook. This affects the ability to do a lot of things like voice mail, box, Google Drive, or any other productivity tie-in that could make productivity better.

    3 votes
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  11. I suggest you make it so you can see attachments full filenames.

    The attachment filenames are truncated so it is impossible to tell which file is which if you have attachments with the same start to the filename.

    15 votes
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  12. enable Time Share on Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Mac

    Currently unable to use the Time Share add in on the desktop application.

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  13. Allow .ICS calendar invites to create entries in Exchange-managed account calendar instead of only the local account.

    "On My Computer" email is never used in a business environment because it's local. Businesses use Exchange or other services so employees can manage their services across multiple devices. .ICS calendar invites always open in "On My Computer" calendar, which is useless.

    20 votes
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  14. Add Hybrid support of Online Archiving for Outlook for Mac

    Add Hybrid support of Online Archiving for Outlook for Mac

    3 votes
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  15. notification

    Use macOS Notifications for Calendar reminders as well.

    29 votes
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  16. Regression in Mac Outlook mail categories

    Most recent "slow update" of Mac Outlook disables ability to select multiple mail items and apply category. Why?

    4 votes
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  17. Approvals for moderated distribution lists/distribution groups

    Approvals for moderated distribution lists/distribution groups

    17 votes
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  18. Add New Skype Meeting button

    Need the ability to schedule a Skype Meeting with a button in the calendar as can be done in the Windows Outlook 2016 client.

    28 votes
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  19. Categorize Before Save

    Currently when creating a new appointment, the Categorize Button is Greyed Out until the appointment is Saved. Instead, Categorize should be an option that can be used before final saving.

    3 votes
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  20. Really would like a single page view option for Contacts in Outlook for Mac (like the Windows version offers).

    Really would like a single page view option for Contacts in Outlook for Mac (like the Windows version offers). This would make it much easier and faster to move between portions of the contact information and add notes (which I use extensively).

    5 votes
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