Ideally, the contacts In Outlook for Android should sort based on the "File As" field in the Outlook desktop client. If that's not possible, then the user should at least be able to choose whether to sort on first name or last name. The current sorting is based on the Full Name field, which formats names randomly depending on the origin of the contact, sometimes with first name first, sometimes with last name.
I would like to be able to separate phone contacts from Outlook contacts. Outlook is a business app and I don't want to see my private contacts in Outlook, which is linked to O365 for Business.
We highly appreciate your feedback you’ve given us about this feature. Good news: We’re close to releasing it on Android. You can get a sneak preview here: https://blogs.office.com/2017/06/05/improving-people-in-outlook-for-ios-and-android/
Thanks for your patience as we make the final touches!
All the best
The Outlook Mobile Team
PS: Please use the Help Section of the app for any questions, we are not able to see replies to this address.
With the option for the user to control what is downloaded and either restrict it to only headers being downloaded or nothing being downloaded to control data traffic when relying on GSM networks and roaming.