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Outlook from browser, click Files tab > People, in there is a list of people I need to remove. Cannot find how to remove them
Microsoft you want us to upgrade to premium account. Okay, but before I do you truly need to make changes to the integration with Outlook.com and iOS.
Here are issues to address:
1. Outlook.com works, however in the calendar app we cannot search. What business decision decided not to allow users to search their calendar?
2. Using Outlook.com, we import contacts, or manually enter contacts, they appear, all is good. On our iOS devices we launch the Outlook app, darn cannot see People. Uninstall reinstall the iOS app. still does not show People we can clearly see on Outlook.com. Oh my, after half a day fighting with this we now see People on our iPhone, however we cannot see them on the iPad.
3. On Outlook.com we see our contacts listed by last name. On the iPhone they are listed by first name; we cannot change it.
Big question, what is going on at Microsoft with Outlook.com and iOS. At this rate there is not any way I will spend money upgrading to Premium. Because of the aforementioned issues my platform of choice remains Google.
Today's update to 2.4.6, still cannot search the calendar. This is an essential feature, we need the ability to search all our entries in the calendar.
Some calendar apps only search back six month or up to one year. What if the Internet only allowed searching back six months or up to a year? How helpful would that be, rather stupid. Search is a vital function of a Calendar without Search we cannot use Outlook calendar. Sorry.
Okay, today 2016-08-09, Outlook update 2.4.4. Still does not have a calendar search function.
Team Outlook see how this works for you: standing with a client (perspective client) they want to know about a past meeting or one scheduled in the future. Okay you open Outlook calendar, frantically searching, but neither can you locate the past meeting nor the future one. The client looks at you as though you are a buffoon, now you are sweating bullets. You tell the client it is a Microsoft Outlook hit, they wonder why you use Outlook, now your credibility is lost.
Team Outlook, we need a search feature that goes as far back as our beginning data, all the way into the future. We do not want a search feature that covers only a specific period of time such as up to one year back. Even better, have search criteria where we can put in a search date range as well.
As many have written, without a search feature Outlook calendar for iOS is a nonstarter. Search should cover the full scope of their calendar time, not limited to a specific time such as only being able to search one year in the past. Many users have many years of events. Often times we need to reference events and clients from past years, and see upcoming events in future years as well. Without the ability to search we will continue using the Apple calendar, Google Calendar, some will use other calendar vendors as well. Having a Outlook search feature is not a luxury it is a necessity.
We need the ability to search all past events, of course present events, and all future events. Without this search ability for all events, people, text, and the like we cannot use Outlook iOS.
When a client asks about a event, appointment, in the past, or asks the date of an upcoming meeting/event does MS expect users to find that data by scrolling forwards and back through months of screens? Using MS Outlook searching for events in front of a client users look like a deer looking at headlights.
For a long time we and others have been begging for a full blown calendar search feature made available on iOS devices.
Without the ability to use Search in the Calendar module for me this app is useless. Yes this app has wonderful features, however we need the ability to Search the calendar module for info as far back in time we have accumulated data, and in to the future we have entered data. In a business we need to pull up historical dates and times, and future meetings as well. Without the search ability we might as well use a paper calendar.