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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

    206 votes
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      6 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

      27 votes
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        5 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  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

        128 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

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          Office Extensibility Team

        • 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

          39 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • set group as owner of another group from azure graph

            Allow to set group as owner of another group from Graph

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              0 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  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

              285 votes
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                21 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  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.

                67 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Excel Apps - Enable Data validation support

                  Data Validation support is a key feature requirement for using Office Apps for OLTP systems.
                  The main idea is to fill the gap between VSTO features and Office Apps. This will help in easy portability of VSTO based apps to Office apps.

                  10 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  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 →
                    • 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…

                      20 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

                        108 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  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.

                          28 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  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 a feature which enables to create the bindings to named range which has multiple ranges in it

                              Can you please provide a feature which enables to create the bindings to named range which has multiple non contiguous ranges in it ?.

                              9 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 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

                                • Only fire BindingDataChange event when cell data changes

                                  Currently it fires on scroll or changing formatting or cell width or a bunch of other random situations. Additionally, it should probably only fire when the user actually changes something, not when I write something with the API

                                  15 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 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?

                                    104 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  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 - Add CopyWorksheet

                                        We have a need to repeat the same formatted Worksheet over and over based on selections made by the user. It would be great to setup a template so that same worksheet can be copied. The worksheet has all formatting including printing stuff in place already. Be great to just be able to copy that and fill in the data.

                                        39 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Publish an official and up-to-date NuGet package for Exchange Web Services Managed API

                                          NuGet is the quickest, easiest and best way to manage library dependencies. There are currently older published versions on NuGet with several /thousand/ downloads each that are not published by Microsoft. Please support the platform and provide us with official bits!

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