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  1. Search fails

    Why does searching on business/company name no longer. There should be an all content search on the contact card.

    3 votes
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  2. Improve the search capabilities in online People

    The search function online seems weak. It does not find extended strings in the names fields, nor does it include Notes. It really ought to mirror the capabilities of the PC version of Outlook. Thanks

    6 votes
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  3. Contact List

    Just recently a bunch of my contacts, especially my groups, became harder to find. They no longer come up when I am drafting a message. I discovered that I have to switch over to the "People" tab then click on "Contact List" just to find them. This is infuriating.

    23 votes
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  4. Add VCF files to Outlook Contacts

    When you receive a VCF file, you should have an option to add to Outlook Contacts.

    2 votes
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  5. Error importing contacts with birthdays dd/mm/yyy

    Error with birthdays when exporting contacts and then importing contacts with date format dd/mm/yyy. When importing it appears that the import format required is mm/dd/yyyy hence dates are dropped or are day / month flipped.

    3 votes
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  6. This is terrible.

    Cannot Remove Autocomplete History

    1 vote
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  7. Something very wrong with Contact List functionality

    Something is seriously wrong with the "contact list" functionality. When I remove someone's email address from the list, the next several times I use the list, that person still gets an email even though it is no longer listed as one of the contact list, and even though it is no longer even in my contacts. The SAVE feature of the contact list doesn't seem to work and it is still using previous versions of the list when sending out a message, while still showing me the current updated version of the list., If this isn't fixed soon I'm going…

    6 votes
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  8. Make Contacts more efficient

    Ability to add more details to a contact (email, phone, address, etc.) Now it's extremely limited!

    Create Custom Fields

    3 votes
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  9. UNLINK CONTACTS FEATURE

    Even though my contacts on the PC outlook version are ok, when viewing the same synced contacts on outlook.live, many contacts appear linked and messed up.
    For example :
    -Contact 1 has the a home number
    - Contact 2 has the same home number

    Outlook.live merges contacts 1 & 2 into one, which is wrong.

    I had to delete all contacts from outlook.live and use google people to resolve this,

    Please see that this feature is fixed or disabled.
    User must choose if and which contacts to be merged into one.

    Thanks. I believe this is very important!

    1 vote
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  10. contact list not updating. Very slow if it ever updates. Editing contacts in main People do not sync with contacts in Group

    No lagging time between editing contact details to actually able to see and use changes.
    Changes in Contacts should immediately be reflected and sync with contacts in group list. More intuitive email program, user friendly and more efficient.

    10 votes
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  11. no list

    Going to "People" no longer shows the list of contacts, just the first name. I'd like to be able to see every name on my list occasionally so I can decide whether or not to keep them as contacts. Also, when updating a contact's email address, I can't get rid of the old one, so I have to manually enter the whole new address to send an email to that person. Go back to the old way. You "fixed" what wasn't broke, and broke it.

    39 votes
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  12. Family Contact List

    Our family base set of contacts we all care about, such as our core family and friends. It would be super helpful if we could have a family contact list much in the same way Outlook.com provides the family calendar feature. That way we can all share/manage that core list. As it is now my wife and I have to manage our contact lists separately, which creates a lot of unnecessary work. I can share a contact, but that is a "point-in-time" share. If one of us makes updates to that contact again, the other does not receive the change.…

    9 votes
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  13. Help

    I seem to have lost the ability to add a name or edit a name in my group contact list I have. Please help

    1 vote
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  14. Syncing contacts with People

    My contact list in Outlook.com is empty. I know. I can import the contacts with a CSV file from gmail. I have read that suggestion. But this is kinda complicated, I will have to do that regularly to keep it updated. When the vast majority owns Android phones, in Outlook app there is something missing and which could make outlook.com more attractive over Gmail - to sync Android contacts with People.
    This could be achieved with the Outlook app itself along with the calendar, or a separate android app simply called People which would sync the contacts to Outlook.com and…

    7 votes
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  15. Missing! All contacts/people from F-Z

    Missing! All contacts/people from F-Z

    5 votes
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  16. 4 votes
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  17. Bring back the Lists icon for each contact, so that I can see at a glance whether someone is on a list, rather than having to search the who

    Facility to check which contact lists a contact is on from that contact's entry in People. Managing Contacts in Classic had this feature. There was an icon to click on to see which lists an individual contact belonged to. This icon has gone in Beta version. Now I have to search through every contact list to see who is on or not. Very tedious and a waste of my time!

    5 votes
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  18. Add multiple contacts to a contact list

    It is not possible to go trough All contacts and add one or multiple contacts to a contact list. Only in the list it is possible to lookup people an add them. This is not very practical and people which should be added are forgotten.

    6 votes
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  19. People/contacts not clear

    Linking several contacts removes them from the All Contracts list and there is not explanation as to how to find them or work with thim, or Unlink them. Further, there is no easy way to copy contacts from All Contacts to a contact list and Outlook emptied my contact lists since I set them up in 2014. Very hard to work with, nothing at all like Hotmail was before you absorbed it and ruined it.

    2 votes
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  20. Public folder - contacts- display problem

    Some of our users have problems viewing contacts in a public folder containing contacts.

    The problem is that when you search for a contact in the list and the current display setting is "Contacts", if you open the item to see the details, there are fields that are empty or the data is erroneous.

    You can see all the good and missing details if you change the current display "Contacts" to "Business Card".

    I opened a Microsoft ticket on this in the past and the Exchange Online support team was able to reproduce the problem on their side with an…

    1 vote
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