89 votesWynn Smith commented
I'm proposing a big idea here. I chose the Calendar category but notification management is needed within the OS for all things that notify. Currently Notifications are unmanageable.
Notification methods which should be checkbox selectable include:
Read Notification Audibly
Toast (please give us a link in the notification area to a toast log in order to see the toasts that disappear too quickly or go unnoticed.)
Email - reminders and notifications show up in my inbox
Bluetooth (yes. treat this as a selectable item, separate from sound, with an option to read the notification only with Bluetooth.)
Vibrate (even when system sound is enabled)
Vibrate (when system sound is set to vibrate or off)
Pop-up, with selectable color
For Outlook, we need to set defaults and we need each mailbox to be separately settable from defaults and from other mailboxes. Each calendar should be separately settable from other calendars. Specific Senders, appointments and Events should be settable, independent of defaults or its parent settings. (i.e. My Wife's Birthday is not just another appointment)
The management module must be available in my desktop, tablet, and phone, with an option for local settings that can override a shared user profile. (i.e. Maybe I don't want notified by both the tablet and phone)
Such a notification system must be a module built-in to the OS. It must provide an API for all applications which choose to use it. It must underlay and expose the exiting Notification System so that existing apps can be managed using the newer options.
I just spent a year away from my Windows Phone, having been fooled by the hype surrounding the competitors. In my opinion, a major reason for carrying a smart phone is to keep constantly up-to-date on the events which impact my life. The Windows Phone is already ahead of the competitors when it comes to using Live Tiles and using Bluetooth as a notification system for SMS, for example. Nevertheless, it is far from adequate due to unwanted notifications that interrupt my day, and from missed notifications that came and went without being noticed. The Notification Management System proposed here, will allow the Windows Phone to become the best tool for keeping up with all the events of life.
Thanks for your feedback – this is something that we are working on and will be available shortly in the new outlook.com UI. (https://blogs.office.com/2015/05/21/new-ways-to-get-more-done-in-outlook-com/?linkId=14413035) Stay tuned.Wynn Smith commented
Allow the Calendar Location Field to use Geo Coordinates so that a map can be used for a location which lacks a street address.