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  1. Support for shared mailboxes

    Office 365 shared mailboxes are very useful. Unfortunately, they do not load outlook web add-ins right now: see http://stackoverflow.com/questions/35059067/make-outlook-add-ins-working-with-office-365-shared-mailboxes/35065215
    This would be terrific to have add-ins for such mailboxes especially for all CRMs related apps

    922 votes
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      50 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add Office Javascript API support for resources of type room in appointments/meetings

      Currently, the requiredAttendees methods setAsync and getAsync have serious issues when resources of room type are used. I will add below my review of the three methods exposed on requiredAttendees object (picture in the link):

      http://s17.postimg.org/satnvyrz3/Required_Attendees_Calls_Behavior.png

      341 votes
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        25 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add "Change Tracking" API

        Need a Change Tracking API in Word.

        199 votes
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          6 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow Outlook add-in commands to be used on selections of multiple items

          Currently an add-in command will disable if multiple Outlook mail items are selected. It would be really useful to be able run certain commands by iterating over a collection of the selected items.

          166 votes
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            9 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Expose Workbook events via Excel JavaScript API

            Similar to Document.SelectionChanged event, the following Workbook-level events would be useful to have exposed via the JavaScript API (in no particular order):

            Activate,Deactivate
            BeforeSave,AfterSave
            BeforeClose
            Shutdown
            SheetActivate,SheetDeactivate
            SheetBeforeDoubleClick
            SheetBeforeRightClick
            SheetChange
            SheetSelectionChange

            153 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thank you for your request!

              We are collecting API requirements for developing Office Add-ins in Excel, specifically for Events API.

              If you are considering moving an existing COM/VSTO/VBA Add-in to Office Add-in, or creating a new Office Add-in in Excel, and have events requirements, please fill the survey below and help us focus on the right set of events and design. We truly appreciate your help!

              https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=v4j5cvGGr0GRqy180BHbR-JHDwXr1WhPtbjLQNPOgHtUOFhNTTRVNEE5WE9VVzExOVY5Tko2V05TSi4u

              Thanks!
              Office Extensibility Team

            • provide an event to let Outlook Add-in respond to a change in the message being written (for example message body, To, Cc and Bcc lists)

              As referred to the post:
              https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/720a1bd6-abb9-4f75-863f-1fc33256a629/is-there-an-event-for-when-recipients-change-in-outlook-2013?forum=appsforoffice

              there is no event JavaScript API an add-in for Outlook could use to react to a change in email message being written (compose mode).
              For example if the user adds further To, Cc or Bcc Addresses, it would be advantageous if the add-in could react to it and display relevant data.

              148 votes
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                4 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a method to copy a sheet with all data and formatting because there are no back-up or undo options for add-ins.

                Since there is no way to cancel the changes made by an add-in, we need to provide users with backup options.

                The current version of JavaScript API for Excel doesn't have a method for copying a sheet with its data and formatting, there are no elegant and fast workarounds available.

                Could you please let us know if it's possible to add this method to JavaScript API for Excel?

                114 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support dynamic content in Add-in commands ribbon dropdown menu

                  It would be very useful if add-ins dropdown menu could contain dynamically generated items. Now the displayed content in the ribbon dropdown need to be hardcoded even for sub-menus which limit the capabilities of add-ins commands.
                  See question on stackoverflow
                  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/36315571/dynamic-content-in-add-in-command-with-ribbon-dropdown-menu

                  109 votes
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                    6 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Office.js support comapre document functionality equivalent to Application.CompareDocuments

                    VBA COM Object model supports Application.CompareDocuments to compare and merge word documents. Office.js lacks this capability. Please support this through Office.js

                    89 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Extend Word Javascript api to close the editing window

                      In a workflow scenario (not sharepoint workflow, something custom) where we want to have a button in a Word Add-In taskpane to close the Word Online window after saving the file. In this button we initiate a next workflow step by saving the document, initiate the next step by e.g. setting a flag in sharepoint and closing the document editing session of the user.

                      This could either be an office general api or a word specific api (this is where we need it the most).

                      81 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support for hiding/showing task pane through the Office Javascript API

                        Currently, there is no ability to hide or show the task pane from the Office Javascript API.

                        70 votes
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                          6 comments  ·  Add-in: General/Shared  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add Abitility to create pivot Table via Office Javascript API

                          In the current version of the office javascript api I can see that the setSelectedDataAsync method allow only inserting text, matrix and table into excel spreadsheet.

                          I would like to see the javascript api enhanced and allow inserting pivot Table also. In this way I can use pivot Table helpers (such as slicer, fields list ....) and also refresh pivot table programmatically.

                          70 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide Mail App Compose appointment functionality to manage resources

                            In compose app scenario there is no way to manage resources.
                            1. if you open a meeting in OWA that has resources configured, you cannot access to this resources.
                            2. if you create a meeing in Outlook and you add "Room Mailboxes" as required or optional attendees, OL resolve those partecipants as Resources and you can no longer manage those elements.

                            54 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow Officejs to open external excel workbook programatically

                              There should be a way to open a external excel workbook by providing URL for that file on excel online via officejs. so that user can open a template stored on some other server which contains desired formatting and named-ranges which can be modified on Excel Online

                              51 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add Workbook.CancelEdit or WorkSheet.CancelEdit to get around GeneralExceptionError when cell being edited

                                It would be great to have a CancelEdit or have the Range Select / setting range values automatically cancel the editing and avoid this error which seems to have no workaround.

                                Whenever a cell is being edited by the user, any attempt to select a different range or update values in different ranges causes the General Exception error. There is no method to Cancel the Edit (essentially just need to send the ESCAPE keystroke to the workbook).

                                To reproduced just double-click on a cell to go into edit mode and then execution of this code fails:
                                Excel.run(function (ctx) {
                                //this…

                                47 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Hi Brian. Thank you for your input, it is greatly appreciated! We’ve added this to our backlog as something we want to implement. There are many items on the backlog, so we can’t set an exact estimated time for this, but we’ll keep you posted with status updates.

                                  Thanks!
                                  Office Extensibility Team

                                • JS API function to prevent user from sheet interaction

                                  It would be extremely helpful in certain cases to prevent user to interact with the sheet/workbook while some action in the task pane is required or when some process is running (e.g. when some complex sheet changes are being performed - formatting, inserting columns, inserting data, charts....).

                                  45 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow Office Add-in in Excel to configure a cell so that user chooses value from a list of values

                                    Enhance the Office JavaScript APIs (for Excel 2016+) to expose a mechanism (perhaps a Validation relationship or property) that allows the developer to configure a cell so that the end-user selects the value for the cell by picking from a list of values. The list of values might be specified by some other range. In a VSTO add-in (and native Excel) this can be achieved by configuring the Data Validation properties on a cell/range.

                                    37 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add an O365 REST API endpoint returning a list of pinned "My Apps" of a current user

                                      When I'm creating an App on Office 365, users can pin them and select them from the "My Apps" menu in the new Office 365 ribbon.

                                      I would like to recreate this menu/whole ribbon in my app (desktop or web, whatever), to bring a consistent experience to my end users. By this, my users could easly switch between O365 Apps and my app.

                                      I'm inspired by TechEd Europe and all the O365 sessions. This is what imho is missing and is very important atm.

                                      Something like:
                                      dev.office.com/me/apps/pinned

                                      34 votes
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                                        In Backlog  ·  0 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add worksheet activate/deactivate; workbook shutdown events to the Office Add-in Javascript APIs

                                        The enhanced Excel-specific APIs available for developing Office Add-ins that run with Excel 2016 are a nice start. There are some key missing APIs. One area in need of extending is eventing. For workbooks that contain multiple worksheets, it is critical for the Add-in to be able to determine when a worksheet is activated/deactivated so that the Add-in's UI can adapt accordingly. Similarly, the Office Add-in should be able to hook an event so that when the workbook gets closed/shut down (and maybe Saved), the Add-in can persist in-memory state into the workbook.

                                        33 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thank you for your request!

                                          We are collecting API requirements for developing Office Add-ins in Excel, specifically for Events API.

                                          If you are considering moving an existing COM/VSTO/VBA Add-in to Office Add-in, or creating a new Office Add-in in Excel, and have events requirements, please fill the survey below and help us focus on the right set of events and design. We truly appreciate your help!

                                          https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=v4j5cvGGr0GRqy180BHbR-JHDwXr1WhPtbjLQNPOgHtUOFhNTTRVNEE5WE9VVzExOVY5Tko2V05TSi4u

                                          Thanks!
                                          Office Extensibility Team

                                        • Provide an Add-in IDE inside Office applications with macro recorder

                                          Do you want to popularize Office JS Add-in development? Why don't you do as you did with VBA? There is a macro recorder and the VBE (VBA's IDE).
                                          Anyone with a regular Office instalation can be a "developer" - just press Alt+F11 and start coding. This is a great incentive for begginer programmers.
                                          If you recluse Office JS programming to Visual Studio it'll be no use even if the framework is great, because there'll be no adoption by the community.
                                          You have to tease your customers' mind so he'll get addicted in macro recording and will want to learn more…

                                          31 votes
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