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  1. Add a calendar permission option for location only

    Add an option in the calendar permissions so that others in your org and see the time and location where you're blocked but not the meeting title. The current option for location includes the meeting titles.

    The purpose would be to allow others to see your location for scheduling meetings but still allows for some privacy. This is helpful for our org which frequently travels between meetings in 3 different buildings on campus.

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  2. Calendar - does not auto-populate

    On Outlook for PC .... when a Calendar invite arrives - it automatically puts a 'greyed out' copy into a calendar view. This feature is missing on a MAC .... which means it is easy to miss an invite when you have a busy inbox. It is a great feature of Outlook ..... should be there for a MAC

    2 votes
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  3. Please add Quick Look and Spotlight support to Outlook.

    Messages in Outlook show up in Spotlight searches as Outlook files without content previews. Viewing Outlook messages in Spotlight should be as easy as previewing other file types (including Word and PowerPoint docs).

    13 votes
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  4. ability to view the email alias to which the orginal email was sent, without being redirected to the default email alias.

    Prior to migrating to O365, we were using Zoho Email and I have had few email alias for various purposes like an alias for subscription, some I had used earlier (longer ones) before I created a shorter version of the email (for easy usage).

    Also, helps be identify which ones I had subscribed and which ones I had not - so, I can easily filter out the ones I had not originally subscribed to. With the current implemention of redirecting emails from all alias to the default alias, I'm unable to identify the same. I'm also hoping this redirection doesn't…

    3 votes
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  5. Handle vacations and out-of-office time in the calendar

    How does Outlook calendar STILL not handle vacations and WFH in the calendar? Every workplace I’ve been in has muddled through using appointments to notify their team of vacation time, while the “out of office“ designation is carried to all recipients. This includes jobs at Microsoft.

    How did the default 6am reminder make it out of QA? Who would ever want that?

    5 votes
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  6. Hide all meetings on public or private holidays

    On private or public holidays I am not in the office anyway, so it would be great if you could set it so that no appointments or notifications are displayed in the first place.

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  7. Import hyperlink from Filemaker Pro

    In my Filemaker Pro database, there is a function called send mail. This function takes data from my database and creates an email in Outlook. It works great. The one thing I have not been able to automate with this script step is creating a hyperlink in Outlook. I have to copy and paste the url into the Hyperlink option on the format menu in outlook. I then shorten the hyperlink displayed in the email to a more recognizable text string so that the link is more intuitive for the end user. I would save a lot of keystrokes if…

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  8. Add a secondary column sort to Outlook for Mac.

    I need the ability to sort first by one column in my outlook (let's say "From") and then sort the "date sent" column too. It doesn't help to find a whole string of emails from myself that I've saved in a folder, but then have them appear in a date order that I can't see the rationale behind at all.

    2 votes
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  9. Change the sort order of tasks so that those with 'No due date' come after the furthest away tasks, not before

    Currently if you sort tasks by Due date it displays as follows:
    Ascending order
    – No due date
    – Soonest dates
    – Furthest away dates

    Descending order
    – Furthest away dates
    – Soonest dates
    – No due date

    Wouldn't it make more sense for those with 'No due date' to come after the Furthest away dates, so that you're most pressing tasks can be ordered to display at the top of the list?

    5 votes
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  10. 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.

    67 votes
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  11. Be able to turn off Notifications on an account-by-account basis.

    I don't need to be pinged for every email in every account. Why not allow per-account notification settings -- including maybe different sounds for each account, or none at all?

    5 votes
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  12. Need ability to update calendar events without sending an email notification

    Need to be able to update meeting details such as the description or adding a new participant without emailing all the participants every time.

    17 votes
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  13. Block Drag & Drop of Emails from Outlook to Mac

    For PC's, GPOs are available to restrict certain settings to block drag and drop of emails from Outlook to the desktop or network shares. No such setting exists for Mac users. While Microsoft has blocked the ability to export PSTs, this still leaves open a security hole where users can simply drag emails outside of their mailbox. Requesting the ability to block this.

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  14. It would be very useful if you can add a reminder based on a calendar sheet instead of showing the date and time.

    It would be very useful if you can add a reminder based on a calendar sheet instead of showing the date and time.

    6 votes
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  15. Recurring series at non-regular intervals

    Allow us to create events that are linked the same way that a recurring series is, but do not re-occur at regular intervals. For example, I'd like to be able to create three linked events where the first two occur on the third Friday of the month, but the last one occurs on the second Friday of the month.

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  16. Dual alarm

    Two alarms,
    For early morning meetings, it would be great to set an alarm for the afternoon/evening before, and then have a second alarm go off in the morning. This would also help for full day settings (example - birthday reminder a week before, then one the morning of).
    Thanks

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Remember which calendars are selected when we leave that pane

    In Outlook 365 for Mac, I have multiple calendars in my account, only one which I use regularly. Whenever I click on the "Calendar" icon, every calendar in my account is selected. I have to manually deselect the lesser used calendars every time.

    When I uncheck a calendar, I want that calendar to stay unchecked until it is selected again. I do not want the calendar deleted, or removed from the list, I just want it to stay unchecked.

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  20. Add a delay rule to all outgoing emails

    We would like to have an option to create a rule to delay all outgoing email, like in Outlook for Windows.
    Thye idea is to have a small time to cancel the sending if there is something wrong.

    You can delay individual messages, but you cannot add a rule to "auto-delay" X time any email you send.

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