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
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
It is 2018 and I feel that Outlook is really old when I see it trying to access the server when I am not on the internet.
It is just silly making me click on the link.
Figure: The Outlook engine wastes my time and makes me click “Search in email stored on this computer”
When I touch an image I want it to enlarge… ideally to full screen. Like the common
Lightbox approach in websites.
Figure: Clicking should enlarge that image