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  1. Provide IntelliSense and validation for Add-in Commands manifest elements

    The XML-elements that create Add-in Commands don't validate (give warnings) and don't have IntelliSense. Suggest making them validate and have IntelliSense.

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      1 comment  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • auto run plug-in (user/app defined)

      Allow user to install plug-in with the option to auto-run the app (or plug-in as the option to turn on auto-run) so the user doesn't have to active the plug-in each time.

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        2 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Mail app for Office 2013 - Include a provision to get email body in compose mode in outlook 2013 desktop client

        Please provide a provision to get email body in compose mode in outlook 2013 desktop client. At present, it is feasible to read email body in compose mode from outlook web but it doesn't work in outlook desktop client.

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          1 comment  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support Compose add-ins on Outlook for Mac

          I'm re-opening this idea (https://officespdev.uservoice.com/forums/224641-feature-requests-and-feedback/suggestions/12947451-support-mac-compose-in-add-ins) that was posted in March and replied to in October of this year. Compose add-ins are NOT supported on the 2016 Outlook Mac client as far as I can tell (I'm running v15.29 (161115) with Office Insider Fast); Compose add-ins ARE available in Word, Excel, etc. but not Outlook. Please let us know when and if that will be remedied. Thanks!

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            1 comment  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Content control support in Word Online

            I've posted about this here:
            http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/officeonline-word_online/content-control-support-in-word-online/0f33ba70-9fe0-4990-9f09-db5ce7f3a8c7?tm=1460747722010

            The JavaScript API provides a lot of functionalities around Content Controls, so I don't really understand why these are not supported in Word Online.

            Will we have this support eventually? Do we have any estimated date for that?

            67 votes
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              6 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Introduce a central user profile service for Exchange, SharePoint, and Yammer

              Harmonize and synchronize the information displayed in the Exchange Contact, the SharePoint Profile and Yammer Profile and provide a unified interface to edit them. They essentially store similar information.

              The profiles are a great tool to increase the visiblity of employees and their roles and ease communication, but only if they are filled out. How should I explain to my users that they need to do this three times and that each profile contains different information?

              After this has been achieved the next step in my eyes would be to allow the addition of custom fields as well and the…

              106 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Autorun outlook add-ins

                We would like to create an add-in for Outlook that executes automatically for all new messages without requiring the user to manually activate it.

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                  16 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thanks for your feedback! We’ve just announced pinnable task pane feature at Ignite. Users will be able to pin task panes to remain open as they navigate through messages. Please check it out and give us feedback.

                  If you’ve other ideas, please open new suggestions on UserVoice.

                  Thanks!
                  Office Extensibility Team

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                  Provide REST API support for outlook.com

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                    2 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Email address not working on: https://github.com/OfficeDev?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=add-in&type=&language=

                    I have tried to send an email to the address: officedev@microsoft.com and it got returned. It might be possible that only certain people can do this, if so, maybe you should hide it from the site? Thanks

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                      0 comments  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add an event that can be subscribed to when a user makes a change to a cell.

                      This might look not so important in many use cases. However, when the add-in takes in data from the worksheets and saves them through API calls, it becomes quite useful for a good user experience. Currently, users would need to click on a button in the add-in that would save all of the rows in one go. However, It would be nice if they don't require to do that and the changes can be saved real-time.

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                        0 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          0 comments  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Programmatic access to ribbon commands

                          https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt621545
                          The new support for adding ribbon commands for Excel task pane add-ins is a good start. However, it will be even better if we can have programmatic access to these buttons. At the very least, the add-in should be able to update visibility and label. Ideally, the add-in could create buttons on the fly and control most properties. Thanks.

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                            6 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Give roadmap for Apps for Office support on Office for IPad

                            It would be great if you could give a roadmap as to when Apps for Office support will be introduced to Office for IPad, as well as the upcoming touch friendly Office for Windows that was shown at Build 2014. The popularity of any new app built for the App for Office platform would increase with our customers if the App was usable on these platforms. It would help us explain to our customers why we spent are time building a new App instead of extending our existing traditional Excel Add-in further. Any guidance would be appreciated, even if it…

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                              1 comment  ·  Add-in: General/Shared  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Office 365 API for Global Address List

                              Please add an API to allow for manipulating the Global Address List.

                              See this link for background: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/23727859/office-365-api-for-global-address-list

                              22 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make a php sdk / library for Microsoft Graph

                                I know it says "Coming Soon" on the Graph website, but this would be hugely helpful to me. At least maybe give us a release date or progress report? Or if someone could direct me to where I can find this info, it'd be great. Looking forward to it!

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                                  0 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support Mac Compose in Add-Ins

                                  Currently (03/2016) Mac Outlook 2016 does not support Compose Add-Ins.
                                  https://msdn.microsoft.com/EN-US/library/office/dn818897.aspx
                                  Please support Mac - and give us some idea of when this support will be available.

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                                    10 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Task Pane for Word - Provide a provision to load document content in binary format from server

                                    Extend office.js api to allow task pange apps to load document content in binary format from server. At present, it allows either Text or OOXML coercion types only.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Pesentation on most classic use case for an Excel add-in

                                      Since Office 2000 I have writen may COM Add-ins for Excel they all have a similar use case. That is they all write text files out of Excel result e.a. CNC files and AutoCAD scripts (see www.scriptsheets.com)

                                      Please could you consider teaching me and others how to create an Office 365 App that is linked to an Excel workbook. And that can write text files to sub-folders in one-drive (or perhapse my local harddrive).

                                      This would enable me to renew my existing Add-ins.
                                      At the moment I should not know where to begin and I only run into cool…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Thank you for your feedback! We’ve several code samples in the OfficeDev repo on GitHub that are broader, scenario-type samples that can help understand the use case for Excel add-ins. Please check out the samples and let us know if they help.

                                        - Excel Mail Merge Add-in - WoodGrove Bank Expense Trends Excel Add-in - College Budget Tracker Excel Add-in

                                        - College Credits Tracker Excel Add-in

                                        Thanks!
                                        Office Extensibility Team

                                      • Code samples are too narrow

                                        Code samples are not real-world enough, and we also need a 30,000-foot view

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                                          4 comments  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thank you for your feedback! We’ve several code samples in the OfficeDev repo on GitHub that are broader, scenario-type samples. Please check out the samples and let us know if they help.

                                          - Markdown Editor for Word Add-in
                                          - Excel Mail Merge Add-in
                                          - WoodGrove Bank Expense Trends Excel Add-in
                                          - College Budget Tracker Excel Add-in
                                          - Meeting Feedback for Android (https://github.com/OfficeDev/O365-Android-MeetingFeedback)
                                          - EmailPeek for iOS (https://github.com/OfficeDev/O365-iOS-EmailPeek)
                                          - ArtCurator for AngularJS, iOS, Android and WinPhone (https://github.com/OfficeDev/?utf8=%E2%9C%93&query=artcurator)

                                          Thanks!
                                          Office Extensibility Team

                                        • Pay more attention to the accuracy of your "getting started" web pages

                                          I started here:http://dev.office.com/getting-started/addins . I downloaded and installed VS 2015 Community edition. I got to here "3.In the New Project dialog, choose Templates > Visual C# > Office/SharePoint > Apps." But there is no such option. The "getting started" web page has no feedback option, which is why I am posting here. I have since discovered that what I need is to get and run the Web Platform Installer at http://aka.ms/officedevtoolsforvs2015 . That does appear to install the necessary stuff. There are enough barriers for people trying to get started - IMO the easier you can make the process,…

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