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  1. Support needed to import Mac contacts (Contacts.app vCard 3.0 .vcf files) and shared Mac calendars (Calendar.app .ics feeds)

    Users are desperate for support to import vCard (.vcf) contacts from the Mac and shared / iCloud (.ics) calendars. These two import options are so simple and absolutely essential for Mac users of Outlook. While Outlook for Mac has grown to become more streamlined with Outlook for Windows, it still falls short when it comes to basic compatibility with the operating system and standard integration practices with OS X (macOS). The only import options available are for importing Outlook data files, and nothing else. Even .csv importing would be a tremendous leap for us. Thanks!

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    • Improve performance

      Performance seems to be getting worse and worse. Regularly uses 60-100% CPU and often the 'beach ball'

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      • make all calendars show when previewing a meeting slot

        currently only default calendar is shown - would be good to be able to select other calendars as well so to be able to see if a meeting conflicts with both personal and business meetings.

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        • Show Sender's Address In Preview Pane

          In the inbox, show the sender's email address if the sender is not in Contacts. So much mail is unsolicited from sales people. With Entourage, you can see the sender's address. This allows the recipient to see the part after the @ such as abcxyz.com, then check out that company before opening unsolicited mail. Otherwise, the recipient must open unsolicited mail to find out what it's about. At that point, a pixel is sent back to the sender, telling them they have a live, possibly interested fish on the line, which results in a continuous flow of mail from that…

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          • 13 votes
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            • duplicate event

              Activate event duplicating on Outlook 2016for Mac

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              • 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.

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                • Drag and Drop email to create new item

                  On the Windows based version of Outlook, you can drag and drop emails to either the calendar, tasks, or contacts to create new items. The subject of the email becomes the calendar or task subject and the body of the email goes in the notes field.
                  Bring this functionality to the Mac version so that drag and dropping of emails works to other areas of Outlook.

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                  • Default font formating for emails

                    Enable the user to set defaults for the font type, paragraph, color, etc for outgoing new, and replied to emails.

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                    • Add To Do Bar in Mail View

                      Please can we have a To Do bar in the mail view of Outlook for Mac 2016, pretty useful for Business users

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                      • Calendar scrolling

                        I expect the calendar widget to support horizontal scrolling to get to the next week, and the vertical scrolling to get to the next month in month mode - this is what other calendar maps support. A nice-to-have might be pinch-zoom to change between day/week/month view.

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                        • For Mac OS Outlook, allow user to select option to not deleted accepted meeting invitations, the same as the MS Windows versions.

                          For Mac OS Outlook, allow user to select option to not deleted accepted meeting invitations, the same as the MS Windows versions.

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                          • Add RSS feeds

                            Add option to read RSS feeds in Outlook for Mac as in Outlook for Windows

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                            • Bring back flagged message highlights like iOS app

                              In the spring of 2016, you guys added flagged message highlighting which was phenomenal! Matched the feature present in the iOS app. And then sometime in August, you guys removed the feature. Please add it back in and make it optional for people to use!

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                              • 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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                                • 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…

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                                  • 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.

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                                    • add onedrive attachments

                                      Add the ability to add files from Onedrive when composing an email message.

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                                      • Please make Outlook search ALL contact groups by default

                                        Please make Outlook for Mac search ALL contact groups by default. The default has flip-flopped between doing this, and only searching a default Exchange directory, throughout development. We have a read-only Exchange contacts list, so many of our contacts are also in our local address books, so it would be MUCH more convenient to have all contact sources searched at once when we need to.

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                                        • add a progress bar or sending an

                                          Add a progress bar for sending an email in outlook 2016 , this was present in outlook 2010 for mac but not in 2016 - helpful if sending lots of attachments and the email times out. On outlook 2016 a critical email may fail and I have no idea.

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