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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

    608 votes
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      26 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

      293 votes
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        22 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

        142 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.

          118 votes
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            2 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?

            113 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  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.

              93 votes
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                5 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  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

                77 votes
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                  5 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  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 →
                  • 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.

                    44 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Office Add-ins should run in Edge, not IE11

                      At the moment Word runs Add-ins in IE11

                      IE11 doesnt support ES2016, and is therefore much harder to develop for than all of the other newer browsers (Safari, Chrome, Edge).

                      Word should run Add-ins in Edge

                      43 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Hi Fergus, 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

                      • 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

                        36 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  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.

                          34 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Add-in: General/Shared  ·  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

                            • 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

                              33 votes
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                                In Backlog  ·  0 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Provide more information with the Binding.BindingDataChanged event (for Excel table bindings)

                                The current BindingDataChangedEventArgs object passed to the event handler for the Binding.BindingDataChanged event only contains properties for the binding that raised the event and the type of event. There is no specific information about what cells, columns, or rows in the table object were changed. When dealing with tables with many rows and columns and/or end-user gestures that edit/insert/delete many cells/rows/columns at once, this API is not very useful. Contrast this to the (Excel) COM APIs where, at least, the SheetChanged event provides a Range object that describes what was changed.

                                28 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

                                • 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.

                                  28 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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…

                                    27 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • improve the copy and move functionality in the Office 365 API Preview

                                      In the preview Files Rest API you can only copy and move files within the same document library. This should be improved so that you can move files within a site collection or across site collections in the same tenancy. Further to this having CopyTo and MoveTo methods at the folder level would be just awesome.

                                      23 votes
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                                        In Backlog  ·  1 comment  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Excel Apps - Ability to create Pivots programatically

                                        Having the ability to create custom pivots programmatically would be useful feature for reporting latest data for better user experience.

                                        22 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Invoke built-in ribbon commands from Javascript

                                          We are able to invoke a built-in Ribbon command in VBA by using:

                                          Application.CommandBars.ExecuteMso(“Copy”)

                                          Could we have a way to invoke built-in functionality from Javascript

                                          18 votes
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