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  1. Thanks for getting rid of 'Files"

    Thanks for getting rid of 'Files"

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  2. Files need a delete function

    It is good to see the Files moved to the bottom of the left pane; however, when I click on Files a couple of old attachments come up that I do not want and can not delete. When I click on People, there is an old list of contacts (where did they come from?) that I do not want and should be deleted. While it is nice to be able to ignore the Files now that they are not at the top of the menu, it still needs work. A DELETE (and ADD) option/function needs to be available to the…

    1 vote
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  3. Can't see any emails

    can't see my emails

    9 votes
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  4. Block notifications does not work

    block notifications does not work, even if the setting says it is deactivated

    13 votes
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  5. Scroll bar design limits accessibility

    Scroll bars are far too narrow, and making the bar mostly invisible makes it incredibly difficult for people with limited eyesight to see, and the tiny size can make it awkward to select.

    39 votes
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  6. Customize "Left Pane"

    Enable editing of the "Left Pane" so that users can remove unused features like "Files" and "Notes" from "Mail".

    1 vote
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  7. Contacts/People has disappeared! - replaced by new "apps launcher"

    Access to my Contacts/People has disappeared! - replaced by the "apps launcher" - how are people supposed to make new Contact now?!

    2 votes
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  8. Recurring Out of Office

    It will be great to be able to setup recurring out of office for auto replies on a particular day of the week as some of the staff members don't work everyday.

    15 votes
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  9. Want to change the task owner for which in the shared mailbox

    When creating a task for shared mailbox, its owner is shown as the shared mailbox. It would be great you would implement a feature to change the task owner when creating it.

    4 votes
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  10. Set the default meeting time to 15 minutes from the current 30 minutes

    Would like Outlook to reduce the default meeting length from 30 minutes to 15 minutes to drive more productivity worldwide. All the meetings which are unnecessarily dragged because of 30-minute time frame could be cut short.

    6 votes
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  11. Using AI and OCR for uploading Business Cards into contacts

    It would be great in this world where AI and OCR are the newest technologies becoming widely available, if there was a way to take a picture of a business card and that the information capture with an OCR technology could auto populate into contacts on outlook. Without having to manually enter the information once you received a stack of business cards

    1 vote
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  12. Delete malfunction / cant delete

    Cannot delete emails. Delete button does not function

    35 votes
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  13. Change the default value of DeleteComments for the resource mailbox

    After creating the resource mailbox, we don’t want to edit the default value of DeleteComments. So, it would be great if we could change the default value when creating the resource mailbox.

    3 votes
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  14. Managing and Moving FOLDERS is terrible UI

    Managing Folders and Rearranging Folders is too difficult.
    Selecting WHERE the Folder will appear or moving it is really poor UI.

    1 vote
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  15. right click on link

    When I right click on a link and click "Open in a new tab" I would like the new tab to open automatically. If I wasn't interested I wouldn't have clicked on the link. Back in the old day we called this "KISS", Keep it Simple Stupid!!! I find that Microsoft has totally forgotten that concept. Maybe more CS (common sense) instead of AI (artificial intelligence) would help, or maybe individual intelligence even.

    1 vote
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  16. Change Two-step verification

    The SMS sending option cannot be eliminated from two-step verification. I use the same tool in many other services like Google and they let me choose which method I prefer. Especially since I have read that, although it is very safe, the SMS method is more vulnerable to an attack than, for example, Google Authenticator appp, which is what I use in my account. Also, I have used a security key in my account as a login method but I wish to establish the key as a second factor method since using only the key is more vulnerable if I…

    5 votes
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  17. Rearrange menu bar

    rearrange and modify clutter menu bar. I only use about three items and there is just clutter that I personally don't use or need. Would be really nice, like Mac mail, to get rid of items you don't need and place the items you use where you want them.

    5 votes
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  18. 6 votes
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  19. New double sign in page is annoying

    Why is there a sign in page after we sign in? It's redundant and annoying

    4 votes
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  20. URL for Service Issues

    There needs to be a place where users can go when there are server issues like this. It needs to be a published, known location.

    As soon as an issue arises, the support team would post directly to that site, along with any updates to resolving the issue. This would cut down on individual support team members responding, so that their time would be better spent. It would also cut down on the time that users spend trying to ferret out whether the issue is known and being addressed.

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