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  1. 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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  2. Contacts in folders do not sync with People nor with Android Contacts

    I should be able to create a Folder to group related contacts together, and have contacts in the folder sync to the People app on Windows 10 and the Android Contacts app on my phone.

    Currently, when I move a contact from the default Contacts folder to a custom subfolder (i.e. Family, Employees, Friends), the contacts no longer sync to the Windows 10 People app. Those contacts also do not sync to the Android Contacts app.

    Please update the integration and syncing with other apps so that contacts in custom folders will also sync.

    12 votes
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  3. 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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  4. Display, sort and search contacts by nickname

    Please add an option to display contacts' nicknames (if entered) in the contact list instead of their full names, sort the contact list by nicknames, and display contacts whose nickname matches a search query in the search results.

    1 vote
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  5. Can't edit website added in Windows 10 app on the web, nor see website added on the web in Windows 10 app

    If I add a website for a contact in the People app on my Windows 10 PC, it appears on Outlook.com under the label "Web page", but if I click on "Edit contact" on the web, the field "Web page" does not appear in the Edit contact window and I can't edit it. If I add a personal web page on Outlook.com on the web, it appears on Outlook.com under the label "Personal web page", but it does not appear in the Windows 10 People app.

    Please make the web app and the Windows 10 app synchronize and display the…

    1 vote
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  6. Make labels of phone numbers and email addresses consistent with Windows 10 app

    Make the labels of phone numbers and email addresses the same on the Outlook.com website as in the Windows 10 People app. For example, People on the web says "Organization phone" and just "Email", whereas the Windows 10 People app says "Company phone", "Personal email" and "Work email". Both should say "organization" rather than "company" because it is more general and both should have the "personal" and "work" labels for emails.

    1 vote
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. This is terrible.

    Cannot Remove Autocomplete History

    1 vote
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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. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Missing! All contacts/people from F-Z

    Missing! All contacts/people from F-Z

    5 votes
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  20. 4 votes
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