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  1. Shared contacts

    Hi, we need to be able to open shared contacts!!!

    31 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • fast switch from calendar to email to people

      Being able to go to calendar without having to go to a home screen.

      19 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Sync photos to the native address book

        When selecting sync contacts, also include photos.

        15 votes
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        • Dial phone number

          I should be able to select a phone number and dial or add to contacts. Currently I cannot do either.

          14 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Group Contact: Creation and Editing

            I would like to reiterate other comments regarding the creation of group contacts on the app and mobile site. Also, even in the full site the addition of contacts to the group is limited to one contact. It would be nice to be able to add several contacts at a time (i.e. from an external mailing list) separated by commas/semi-colons.

            14 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Public folder contacts should show up

              I'm attempting to view my public folder contacts in the OWA app. I can access the folder and even add in a new contact but none of my existing contacts show up. Please fix this ASAP!!

              13 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Deleting contacts from OWA using smartphone

                Allow contact deletes from the smartphone app.

                11 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Import Contacts

                  The ability to import contacts from your phone, or other places such as Google would be a big help and greatly appreciated!

                  10 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • add ability to select contact folders to sync. We do not need all our contacts on our phones

                    add ability to select contact folders to sync. We do not need all our contacts on our phones. Most small business have multiple contact folders some for prospects and personal.
                    Thanks for listening

                    9 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Contacts

                      Keep synchronised contacts separated with in the app. When global (in the phone contacts) they create duplicate and triplicate contacts in the phone when I don't want them there.

                      9 votes
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                        6 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • A-Z contact scroll

                        I have some 5000 contacts. I'd really like to scroll through contacts via an A-Z scroll on the right.

                        8 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Contacts

                          I have my contracts organized in Outlook in different folders. Unfortunately they do not show up in OWA. It would be nice if the folders showed up with my contracts.

                          7 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Drag and drop receivers email add from Cc to To or Vice Versa

                            It will be more efficient if moving the receivers email addresses from the To to the Cc or Bcc sections by simply drag and drop rather that deleting the whole thing and start all over again. This function is already available in other email accounts such as exchange.

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Email address

                              When selecting and email address I should have an option to add it to my contact list, or copy it, or create a new email. Currently it only allows me to create a new email. In most instances I want to add the address to an email in my inbox so I can forward it to the one selected email account.

                              6 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add search by company name

                                Scenario: I know the company name but can't recall the employee name.

                                To get a list of contacts by company No problem on desktop but mobile version does not "see" the company name field.

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Stop adding unwanted names to my phone contacts

                                  I use my phone contacts for phone calls, not for emails. I don't appreciate having unwanted names from my Outlook e-mail automatically added to my phone contacts without my permission, especially when duplicated multiple times. It takes me too long to scroll through my phone contacts now, and I don't have time to go through all of them to delete the ones I did not add in the first place.

                                  5 votes
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                                  • Share groups

                                    It should be possible to create groups then send them to others, or easily add all addressees in an email to a new group.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Adding people into groups

                                      It would be awesome if I could manage my groups from the app. There is no capability to add an individual to a group in OWA.

                                      4 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 4 votes
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                                        • Just read my regular contacts from iPhone (including iCloud) and don't worry about syncing.

                                          Why reinvent the wheel? All we want to do is send an email to a person already in our contacts list. The app acts like it has no clue that there are any contacts on my phone.

                                          4 votes
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