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  1. Forward meeting invitations, like in Outlook for Windows

    In Outlook for Windows you can forward a meeting invite received by person A (the organiser) to a person B. The result is that the person B receives the same meeting invite, can accept and gets a meeting entry in his calendar, and the original organiser gets notified that another person will attend the meeting. All future updates of the meeting by the organiser, will go to all attendees, including person B.
    with Outlook for Mac, this does not work :-( I can forward a meeting invite, but as an email. That's not useful. The additional invited person must create…

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    • New message in bold and blue

      Since the update from last monday of Outlook (now 15.32) for Mac the incoming mail is now in font medium and black in stead of bold and blue. Can you please change it back to bold and blue? Also there is a line between the mails that doesn't make it easier to watch.

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      • Dual time zone

        Allow views of dual time zones in the calendar view, similar to Outlook for PC.

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        • OneNote Integration

          Integrate Outlook for Mac with Onenote for Mac. Having the ability to single click an email to add to OneNote is a major win.

          66 votes
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          • multiple language

            working with multiple language in outlook for mac is a real nightmare. We are a global company dealing daily with email in at least 2 languages and often 3. For every single mail we write, since there is no smart language identification, we do need to write email, select the contact and go to language to switch the languages - which is ridiculous. Word detects the language in few words, and even writing an email on smartphone today has this feature.

            62 votes
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            • The Format Painter

              I'd like to dedicate my Outlook for Mac - buisness votes to this feature also detailed here https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/293343-outlook-for-mac/suggestions/14894964-format-painter

              As the support page FAQ says, it is not yet available. https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/Format-email-messages-in-Outlook-2016-for-Mac-cb35806b-4174-41d2-9cba-b6b624d988b3?ui=en-US&rs=en-GB&ad=GB

              Having just transitioned to mac from windows I think this is the thing a actually miss most. So many valuable minutes wasted trying to match fonts.

              56 votes
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              • 55 votes
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                • SharePoint Calendar Integration

                  Please add integration for SharePoint 2013 and newer Calendars. It's been way too long that Mac users in the enterprise have been left behind on this feature.

                  54 votes
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                  • Integrate pinning of the calendar to Mac Outlook

                    Please offer the ability to pin calendars for Mac clients similar to the Windows feature. Having to continually switch views is painful and is a step back from the previous version of Outlook that had the My Day feature.

                    50 votes
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                    • Improve Task Management

                      Most of my tasks arrive as email. I need a quick easy way to turn an email into a Task. Follow up is not sufficient.

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                      • MSG and OFT File Support

                        Add the ability to read Windows Outlook file formats like msg and oft automatically.

                        44 votes
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                        • Add Smart Folders to Favorites

                          Make it possible to add any smart folder to the new Favorites in Outlook.

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                          • 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.

                            43 votes
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                            • Add Retention Policy message and options

                              n Windows you can see the corporate Retention Policy if you have one configured. If an organization creates additional policy which may also have different retention time periods associated with them, in Outlook for Windows, you can right-click on the email and choose which retention policy you would like to associate with that email.

                              For record keeping purposes, which is a legal matter, a huge benefit for the Outlook for Mac client would be to show the Retention policy on each email and have the ability to choose a different Retention policy by right-click on the email in the inbox…

                              42 votes
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                              • Add ability to disable or customize toolbar

                                As of 15.34 (170330) this is still not implemented. We NEED to be able to customize touchbar otherwise we cannot use Outlook as our email client. Emails are legal documents for many businesses and it's simply too easy to send emails prematurely with the send button in the touchbar. Thanks.

                                39 votes
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                                • drag and drop attachments from email

                                  The new updates have removed the ability to drag and drop attachments from emails. The windows version still has this. I should be able to drag an attachment to another email without downloading it or drag and drop the attachment to the desktop.

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                                  • Bring back highlighting emails with same subject line in Date Received view

                                    Bring back highlighting emails with same subject line in Date Received view

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                                    • Ability to attach documents from SharePoint on Outlook 2016 on Mac

                                      Ability to attach documents from SharePoint on Outlook 2016 on Mac

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                                      • Add support for team calendars

                                        One of the biggest things I miss in Outlook 2016 for Mac vs the Windows version is that when I go into calendar view I don't see my team members, nor do I see a way to add them or anyone else in my organization.
                                        In Windows I can add individuals in my organization whose names then appear in the sidebar under the 2 months displayed (where the "categories" currently are in the Mac version). I can just check the boxes next to their names and their schedules show up next to mine. Makes it much easier to find free…

                                        32 votes
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                                        • Mac gestures

                                          Please make marking an email as read, unread, or flagged using gestures possible for Mac users. (ie: two finger swipe to the right while hovered over an email marks an email unread)

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