Things I have problems with:
Clunky with list items – You have to slow down a lot to make sure it recognises your commands like “next line”
Can’t do any Alt commands
E.g. Can’t add email signature (Alt NAS)
E.g. Can’t track in CRM (Alt HY1)
Won’t recognise autocorrects
UI – Can’t easily see that you’re mid-dictation like you can with Siri (the movement to on the icon to recognise noises)
If I view an all-day event in my Outlook calendar that:
Was created in a different time zone
Goes for multiple days
Has all-day event ticked
The event will show as one day shorter than the actual event. The hover preview shows the same (incorrect) number of days. If I open the event, it displays correctly.
Please fix this inconsistency.
Figure: Test event, created in a different time zone for Monday to Thursday – shows as Monday to Wednesday
Figure: The same event (correctly) shows as Monday to Thursday when opened
I often use Emojis in email subjects to signify certain things a warning ⚠️ or a bug 🐛
In Outlook search, why can’t I search for an emoji?
Curious… I’d love to know the technical reason, as I would have expected this to work without any additional effort.
Let’s add some emoji love to search.
Figure: In Outlook the search bar does not accept an emoji
In SharePoint it shows the file history fine. But the history doesn’t completely appear in the Desktop/Web versions of Office.
We find ourselves looking at version history when debugging SharePoint stuff for clients, and it is useful.
Until now we had never gone to Word to view the history – so to find out it does not work is concerning 🔥
In SharePoint we see:
✅ Figure: Good Example – In SharePoint the file history is complete
In Web version of Word we see:
❌ Figure: Bad Example – Web version of Word shows disabled AD users as “Unknown”
In Desktop versions of Word we see (Note we see more file history in the desktop version too):
❌ Figure: Bad Example – The Desktop version of Word shows old users as “Unknown”
If I search “Current Folder” and there are no items…. Then I don’t want to see items.
You are welcome to show a link “Do you want to see items from other folders?”
Please change this terrible default behaviour. 🔥
Figure: With the new changes it looks like there are items in my “Current Folder”
Help me open up a draft | hit delete ❌
Figure: Outlook App on iOS needs a delete button on a draft
There are a few shortcuts on the OWA web app, like bold (
Ctrl + B).
One thing I find myself commonly missing is the shortcut to indent/outdent text.
Tab of course will not work because it will be handled by the browser to focus on elements.
I suggest using
Ctrl + ] and Ctrl + [ to indent and outdent respectively.
There are many other actions that do not have shortcuts, all the actions on the bottom of the email composer should have a shortcut, but for now this feature would be great.
Figure: Currently there is no shortcut to indent text in OWA
I often have problems giving specific feedback on Microsoft products and this example in Microsoft Outlook is an example.
Delay Send has been a feature I have used since I think the first version back in 1996.
Today I am sending emails to a co-worker at SSW
on a Saturday and I see this cool new feature.
I think WOW! And I use it and think this Insight work Microsoft has done is super cool. ⭐
So I wonder how this works and look at “Delivery Options” and then I see this field is out of sync…
I think to myself that the old feature I use is client side. I guess the new feature I am trying is server side.
Figure: BTW if I check off that check box “Do not delivery before” it sends the email immediately BAD BUG!!!
So I read the help and am not enlightened. ☹️
Figure: I’d love an “Advanced Help” link to the Microsoft Doc article. If a lot of people are clicking “Advanced Help” it might indicate that the help isn’t quite enough
So let’s tell Microsoft I didn’t like it.
I click “Not useful” and nothing obvious happens (see below image)
I expect to see a red icon and a text field appear I expect to be able to tell Microsoft why it is not useful. I expect to get a URL that I can track the issue. This could be a nice integration point into Microsoft Rewards
Figure: If giving negative feedback, I would feel more heard if the down thumb went red. At least resize the icon to 3 times bigger so I know it was clicked
‘Ignore Conversation’ moves to the ‘Deleted Items’ folder. That folder is stuff I know I deleted.
I think that it should default to a new folder ‘Deleted – Ignored’
Figure: ‘Ignored’ conversations are currently moved to ‘deleted’ folder
I’m on a long flight right now traveling from the USA to Australia doing emails. It would be great to have a feature that made you
need to use Microsoft’s iOS app over the build it Apple mail app. I have one that would make me always use it!
I’m forgetful so when I get an email and think “I’ll call them back” or “I’ll add the to the VSTS backlog later” or “Speak to my girls at home” etc
I find I too often forget.
I’d love tags “To call”… “Add to backlog”… “My girls” etc.
Any +1’s on this? Or do you have a better system than your memory?
Figure: Microsoft’s iOS mail app needs custom Tags
Figure: Apple’s iOS mail app does not have custom Tags