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  1. Fix the calendar categories

    My calendar is showing "categories," or calendars that I didn't create, the events show up with a clear color on the calendar.

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    • Automatically add "Delegate" mailboxes

      In Outlook for PC, if I am added as a delegate in Office 365 to someone's account, that mailbox and calendar AUTOMATICALLY populates into my outlook. On mac, not only do i have to manually add them, but if the user is a PAST employee that i am managing the account for a period of time, I have to leave them visible in the GAL in order to add them as a delegate. On outlook for PC, past employees can be shared and hidden from the GAL but still appear in outlook.

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      • 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.

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        • Smart folder position

          The possibility to change the position of the Smart Folders on the left pane.

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          • I would like to see Quick Part functionality implemented as in the Windows Version.

            I would like to see Quick Parts implemented as in the Windows Version.

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            • Allow color coding of folders, make folders=categories

              Sifting through folders and organizing emails is very time-consuming now because you can't color code them, add icons, or visually differentiate them on the sidebar. So when you're looking for which folder to put an email into, it's hard to immediately spot it. Also, folders are limiting because if an email fits in 2 categories, you have to duplicate it and put it in both. Categories, on the other hand, seriously rock because you can quickly tell which one they are because you can assign a color, and because you can give one email multiple categories. I would love to…

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              • Propose new time when declining meeting invitation

                This feature has been available in Windows forever.

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                • Approvals for moderated distribution lists/distribution groups

                  Approvals for moderated distribution lists/distribution groups

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                  • Allow BCC on meeting invites

                    Allow BCC on meeting invites (adding recipients as resources does not make the invitee list invisible to other invitees). Needed for OOO notifications.

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                    • Meeting ownership transfer

                      Ability to transfer ownership of a single or recurring meeting to another user. Often times meeting organizers change and it is annoying and disruptive to have to delete/recreate recurring meetings.

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                      • 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.

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                        • 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.

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                          • Auto-route incoming messages to a conversation in a different folder.

                            After I move a conversation out of my inbox to a folder, route new messages that are part of that converation to that folder (unless directly to me).

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                            • Show my time zone for new meeting time

                              I frequently suggest new times for meetings thinking the calendar is showing my time zone, then I end up with a meeting much earlier than I would like.

                              It would be better for me to see my time zone when proposing new meeting times.

                              3 votes
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                              • Fix geometry calculations so you don't cut off characters on the right

                                When reading/composing a message, the width of the window is not calculated properly and a fraction of a character can get cut off on the right.

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                                • 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.

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                                  • Add Hybrid support of Online Archiving for Outlook for Mac

                                    Add Hybrid support of Online Archiving for Outlook for Mac

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                                    • Single Sign On support for Office365

                                      I'd like to see Office 365 support SSO/ADFS authentication. Other enterprise applications (e.g. Cisco Jabber) have incorporated ADFS based authentication. Ideally, in the controlled enterprise infrastructure, clients log into the computer with their AD based credentials, launch Office365, and are automagically authenticated with their O365 license with the credentials they've logged into the computer with.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • I would like to see more CLI in the AutoUpdate for the Macintoshes.

                                        As an enterprise admin, managing 1000+ Mac users, I would like to be able to use more CLI. I can now set the preferences to automatic download with a mass CL, but would like to send out a script that will kickstart the Autoupdate, if needed.

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                                        • fix broken contact search in ribbon

                                          Contact search is broken in Outlook when using the search bar in the ribbon for any view except contacts.
                                          https://www.evernote.com/l/AA0pCBQMVJNH0or4N1Df8nt0FELhri5K0UE

                                          3 votes
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