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  1. Want to distinguish external/internal user by presence icon

    With Office Professional Plus, I can figure out external users by seeing their square presence icon as they are grayed-out.
    However, Office 365 ProPlus does not clearly show the difference of presence icon for external/internal users. It would be great you would improve user presence icon to be shown differently for external or internal users.

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  2. Contact list

    I would like to see the ability to move or copy a contact from the All Contacts listing to one of the Contact lists that I have set up. This would save someone from having to go through your entire listing and copying the emails of the people you would like to add to that list. It would enable me to send emails much more quickly to those people.

    16 votes
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  3. Suggestion of duplicate contacts in search

    In my search there are duplicate contacts. Ex: Uber. As a suggestion of contacts I can not delete.

    3 votes
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  4. Search fails

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

    4 votes
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  5. Automatically add senders address in contacts in outgoing emails

    whenever I sent a mail to someone outlook Should automatically add the sender's email as new contact just like we do in gmail

    7 votes
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  6. we need to be able to arrange the apps in the app launcher or have people as an icon in the tool bar

    we need to be able to arrange apps and move people up to top

    we need to be able to arrange the apps in the app launcher or have people as an icon in the tool bar

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  7. 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.…

    11 votes
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  8. Add a flag to show "Linked Contacts" so when the incorrectly get linked, a user can easily find and unlink them.

    Right now the only way to find contacts that have been INCORRECTLY linked, is click on each contact, 1 by 1, until "Linked Contacts" appears in the heading bar. This is not practical. I have 2500+ contacts, and 6 of them were incorrectly linked by either Outlook.com or Android or iPhone, and I cannot find which without clicking through ALL 2500 of them? Doesn't make sense. Add a "sort by linked contacts" or something, seems so simple.

    3 votes
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  9. 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…

    7 votes
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  10. Microsoft is corrupt selling our email addresses!!!

    Microsoft is corrupted selling our email addresses!!!

    6 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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…

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

    Missing! All contacts/people from F-Z

    5 votes
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  16. 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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  17. Add Extra Fields in Contacts!

    I suggest that you make it available to put multiple web page addresses as Gmail Contacts does! Although I like Outlook much better for email, calendar and contacts, I find it that Google Contacts is a bit more reliable. Sorry Guys, I do wish that you were Better though!

    Best regards
    Vincentus Kivits

    1 vote
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  18. Please make People app web more powerful


    • Allow unlimited value for same attribute. For example unlimited value for email, mobile, etc for a contact.

    • Allow setting a default country to handle default country code prefix and mobile number auto formatting based on country. - Allow import export of VCF from web version of People.

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  19. 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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  20. 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

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