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  1. O365 REST API - Add more control over the folder structure for non-mail folders.

    When creating a mail folder, you are able to specify the parent of the folder, but if you want to create a folder for other content types, such as appointments, tasks, etc., you cannot specify the parent of the folder if the parent is a normal folder. If you create a calendar called My Calendar, it will get created somewhere, but you have no control over where it gets created.

    Similarly, there is no way to list folders of specific content types within a parent folder. For example, there is no way to list the calendar folders within a parent…

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      0 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Outlook's file attaching timing should be adjusted

      i realize that i email to my client with my not corrected file which was supposed to be attached after correcting because i just correct after i attached and forgot to re-attach it.

      no one do like this?
      It happens to anyone sometimes.

      So, i think that attaching logic should be adjusted for more smart Outlook system.

      even if we attach the files in advance before it is not done correcting them, it should deliever the corrected files finally.

      Don't you agree?

      I bet you agree!

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        0 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable DNSSEC for outlook.com / office.com

        Microsoft Technet [1] describes exactly why this is a much needed feature: to prevent DNS spoofing at rogue networks (public Wifi, etc..) and protect Office365 users from malicious actions like credential theft.

        DNSSEC is already widely deployed by many other major service providers.

        [1] https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn593670%28v=ws.11%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396#why

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          0 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make the GetUserAvailability EWS endpoint accessible via the Microsoft Graph API

          Right now the only way (that I know of) of getting calendar events from calendars that are not owned by the current user, is through EWS's GetUserAvailability endpoint. The functionality to query calendar's that you can read, but do not own, should be part of the newer REST apis. With EWS you are forced to use password based authentication, which is less scoped and therefore less secure than OAuth based methods.

          The existing findMeetingTimes endpoint doesn't give as much information as getting access to the events directly, so that does not solve my issue.

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            0 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Outlook mail search results sorted based on relevance.

            Currently, searching in OWA and outlook client returns 3 results ("top results") based on relevance.

            For search results of clients using the Outlook/Graph APIs, it would make a lot of sense for the search results to match those of the official mail clients experience.

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              0 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add the ability to whitelist trusted scripts on Mac

              With Outlook 2016 for Mac, there are exposed APIs that are accessible via AppleScript, ObjC, or JavaScript. These APIs are great for automation on a Mac! Unfortunately, from an enterprise/administrative standpoint, these are not feasible solutions for deployment.

              With the introduction of WordMail for the compose editor in Outlook 2016 for Mac (15.22), a script warning was introduced, stating: "A script is attempting to send a message. Some scripts can contain viruses or otherwise be harmful to your computer, so it's important to verify that the script was created by a trustworthy source. Do you want to send the message?"

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              • shared mailbox should be access by office365 rest api

                I have an application that are able to compose,draft,discard and list all message of office365 user by office365 rest api by curl. Now I want same thing to be done with shared mailbox. Unable to find it and hence my idea that any user subscribed user able to list,compose,draft,discard message for shared mailbox by office 365 rest api

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                  0 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Central storage of the signature in Exchange for MS Outlook / Outlook 365 and Outlook Web App

                  Central storage of the signature in exchange for MS Outlook / Outlook 365 and Outlook Web App and also provision for other Apps (Android,...) via EWS

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                  • Provide webhooks for task changes

                    There is currently a gap in web hook support for the outlook apis. It would be great if we could get events triggered when a task is added or updated in outlook.

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                      2 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow to modify calendars share/ACL/permissions using Outlook.com REST API

                      Allow to modify calendars share/ACL/permissions using Outlook.com REST API

                      Google Calendar already offers this feature: https://developers.google.com/google-apps/calendar/v3/reference/acl

                      This missing feature has been reported on StackOverflow by another person: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/40907899/share-outlook-calendar-via-api

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                        0 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Websites on Outlook.com Contacts REST API are inconsistent/bugged

                        The REST API for Outlook.com contacts features a business website field, yet the web GUI for contacts only has a personal website field.

                        I cannot find information on the latter in the API specification, and therefore cannot set it through the API, yet the company website can be set, but does not show up or is available on the web GUI.

                        Please fix up both endpoints (API and web GUI) to support both fields, or decide on one of the two and stick with it.

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                          1 comment  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Contacts Rest API v2.0 bug: Cannot post contact without GivenName

                          If you try to save/post contact that does not have a Given Name, the request fails. When using web GUI, Given Name can be omitted.

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                            0 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Copy/Move mail from one mailbox to another

                            I have been trying now for a FREAKING WEEK! to achieve this, using the EWS SOAP based system is absolutely disgusting.

                            In the managed API, or even better through the graph api, can we have a function to move/copy (is EWS, "Export" and "Upload") without having to use this horrid EWS SOAP based system?

                            Its so painful, I just cant get my head around. Stuff just doesnt work and the doco is horrible. I have been trying to do OAuth with EWS, and I dont know what the hell the issue is, but nothing works. Is there any doco to…

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                              0 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Stop creating outlook accounts for Microsoft Accounts with no outlook mailbox

                              We've written an application which interacts with the user's inbox on GMail, and we're adding support for Outlook.com users too.

                              As our app depends on the user having an inbox, we need to display an error when the user tried to login with a microsoft account they created for another domain. For example - if I create a Microsoft Account with a @gmail.com email address.

                              Trying to fetch email from GMail's API with a Google account wiith a Microsoft address returns an error, which allows to ask the users to try logging in with an alternative account.

                              Doing the opposite…

                              10 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Expand distribution list through makeEwsRequestAsync() method

                                When making makeEwsRequestAsync() to expand DL (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/dn629392%28v=exchg.150%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396 ) response return error "The requested web method is unavailable to this caller or application."
                                Is it possible to add this operation to the list of supported EWS operations? (https://dev.office.com/docs/add-ins/outlook/web-services )

                                Original thread for investigations: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/1e180b7a-9ca0-4934-803c-5a1b1ff8de1d/exchange-distribution-list-details-through-office-api

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                                  0 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Your API is more complicated than doing an IMAP request. -- Why would anyone be motivated to reprogram any existing logic?

                                  I am having a hard time understanding why I would want to use these API. Initially I was under the idea.. "API !.. Sweet." They are typically very easy to work with, not only in terms of request parameters but in firewall rules on our network. This API has got to be some of the most complex token juggling I've ever seen. The current IMAP request is far more simple even when I have to include firewall rules on port "666". Why should I move any of my existing work to this API, and/or program any new solutions using it?

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                                    0 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Secure the EWS Protocol with Conditional Access

                                    The EWS protocol ignores all security policies currently set aside from Exchange EWS whitelist/blacklist policies. These whitelists/blacklists generally don't work as intended in the majority of my testing and they also can easily break other Microsoft applications like Skype for Business. Secure the EWS protocol so employees won't be able to download all their email to unregistered devices.

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                                      0 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide additional features around Exchange Permissions.

                                      This request is multi-part:

                                      - Provide a way to find what/where a particular user has access and to what permissions level, both for administrators and to the end user without a resource intensive powershell script (today's method).

                                      - Provide a built-in Permissions Administrator RBAC role that limits the administrators ability to only manage permissions (Access and Sending Rights) to a user or group. Provide them with a limited ECP view. No access to content, just Rights Management.

                                      - Provide a Permissions Troubleshooting tool via the Remote Connectivity Analyzer.

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                                        Under review  ·  4 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Option Exhange Online management console for picture management

                                        There should be an option in Exchange Online to change users their profile pictures.

                                        Preferably with a bulk option.

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                                          1 comment  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Set a password to send emails to prevent my email account sending unauthorised emails without my knowledge.

                                          I keep having issues with my email account send emails to my recent contacts, without my permission, often including a link to my OneDrive Photographs.

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