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  1. 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

    10 votes

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  2. Department dropdown in people

    Need to have a drop down of departments in people web part as the way in previous version to enable click and view of people under a department rather have to type in search.

    1 vote

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  3. I would like to use the colour categories also with an IMAP account

    I would like to use the colour categories for contacts also with an IMAP account

    1 vote

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  4. 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.…

    18 votes

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  5. 92 votes

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  6. 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.

    17 votes

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  7. search in contacts should include the notes

    Search in Contacts (People) should include words in the Notes area. When I use Search, it should find Contacts that have that text in the --Notes-- area of the Contact. Thanks.

    6 votes

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  8. second address

    someone had two home or business address but outlook only can set one

    1 vote

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  9. Automatic contact linking

    My contacts are linking automatically if they use a joint email account which is deleting one of the contacts. This causes a major headache as I am getting texts and calls and it no longer has the other persons name as it automatically linked it

    3 votes

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  10. 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…

    2 votes

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  11. 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.

    6 votes

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  12. Suggestion of duplicate contacts in search

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

    4 votes

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  13. forwarding stinks

    Forwarding of mail is almost impossible with your new and improved? version of outlook. You can't select recipients as easily as in past versions and all in all it is a frigging mess. Please bring back the old version. You've put some lipstick on a bull dog but I can't see where you have done unit testing, regression testing, or system testing.

    12 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

    6 votes

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  15. where did people go???

    why do i have apps like word, office, etc. instead of people, calendar, etc on the 3x3 icon next to outlook. I am in outlook, if i want word, I would click in on my task bar.

    3 votes

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  16. problem removing email address

    Hi, Did NOT save contact after removal of an email address from a contact that has multiple email addresses.

    1 vote

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  17. This is terrible.

    Cannot Remove Autocomplete History

    2 votes

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  18. Contact lists in Surname order but not when added to email

    I have created several contact lists and sorted the contents in Surname order. Why though when I add the contact list to an email does it show in First name order?
    This makes it extremely awkward to check I am sending my email to all the people I need to.

    3 votes

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  19. 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

    2 votes

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  20. 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.

    1 vote

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