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  1. Don't change Date sort order when switching to another column sort

    Have been using Outlook for Windows for 20+ years so I'm kind of stuck in my ways. Running Outlook for Mac 2016 v15.30 (170107).

    Here's a problem that is slightly time consuming, so I'd like to see if I am doing something wrong,
    I keep my mail sorted by date, "Z to A" (newest on top). Once in a while, for example, I want to see all messages from a co-worker, or all messages with the same subject (in the same folder). I click on the "From" or "Subject" header and the sort column is changed. That works well but....…

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    • Direct action on notification

      In the notification window displayed when we receive a new mail, please give the ability to : remove the email, mark the email with a flag, add to email to junk or move the email to "Others" or "Important".

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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.

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        • Allow font size in message list to be increased

          Allow font size in message list to be increased

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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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            • Lunar calendar support

              West asia countries use lunar calendar and some of schedules are made by lunar date annually, but Outlook for mac doesn’t support recurrence lunar schedule – so they missed important schedule like meeting, event etc.

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              • 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.

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                • Junk Folder in All Accounts Optional.

                  Please give users the option of turning Junk folder off or on in All Accounts.

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                  • Add alerts in rules as in Outlook for windows

                    I suggest you to add alerts in rules as in Outlook for windows, to have the option to create an alert (like a pop up or play a sound) for a defined rule.

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                    • I want to make Skype calls directly from Outlook; currently that is a 5 step process.

                      I use Outlook (Mac 2016) and Skype all day. I want to make Skype calls directly from Outlook; currently it is a 5 step process. Am I missing something?

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                      • Block ability to Archive Emails to Mac

                        Provide a mechanism to restrict users from archiving emails locally to their Mac. Many corporations restrict this on PC's with PST files and we need a way to do this as Macs continue to grow in the Enterprise environment.

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                        • Attachment support for calendar and tasks

                          Add attachment support for calendar items and tasks. Also it should be possible to easily create a new task or calendar item with an email as attachment.

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                          • Add working week number option to calendars, as with Windows version

                            Add working week number option to calendars, as with Windows version

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                            • 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

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                              • Change shared calendars to not have to download the data (but in stead look directly to the server).

                                When opening a shared calendar it takes time to download the calendar. When adding more than approximately 8 calendars Outlook gets really slow. It would be nice if the shared calendars weren't downloaded, but in stead "look" directly to the server (in our case office365). This would speed up things a lot. To my knowledge this is the case in Outlook for Windows. The Online Archive in the mail section has a similar approach to my knowledge.

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                                • rules for categories

                                  implement rules for categories in calendar..used to be able to add rule if calendar appt or mtg request includes mtg or meeting auto color it blue for instance

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                                  • Add "Holiday" to the Calendar.

                                    Add "Holidays" to the Office 365 for Mac Business version. It seems crazy not to have Holidays showing on a Calendar!

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                                    • Reformat 'mailto' links dragged into 'To:' form as email addresses

                                      Reformat 'mailto' links dragged into 'To:' form as email addresses

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                                      • Add option to remove new grid lines

                                        The latest update to the Outlook client (15.32) on mac adds horizontal grid lines to the message list (preview pane turned off), but added no discernible option to turn them off. The visual clutter really slows me down and I'm surprised MS would make such a significant, draconian (and completely arbitrary) change to the interface without giving users the option to revert it. Was this even user-tested on customers who had Outlook already configured without the grid lines? Please surface an option to turn them off ASAP.

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