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Microsoft Connections email marketing

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  1. Privacy

    Hi!I used windows 7 and 8 for years and ended up having security issue everything i was doing on my hp laptop privately was eventually being advertised anywhere i go outside like an open market for public,that was back then when i was living in Athens Greece.I just thought you should know because i ended up closing everything even my hotmail email that i will provide but no need to follow up coz i closed it for that reason,i didnt know where to send my feedback coz due to frustration i just thought i should do it on any microsoft…

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  2. I tried to find a feature that allows 365 to answer telephone and transcribe messages left on messege recorder like my I Phone 11 .

    I would like 365 to be able to have a telephone connection through the Dictate microphone and transcribe the message. My IPhone 11 allows me to hear and read the message.

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  3. Send bulk text messages via Outlook

    Provide the ability to send bulk text messages to everyone in the users address book. This will add in keeping in touch with staff who might not have internet access where they are to receive updates from the office. Especially now during this Corona Virus outbreak (as an example), and some staff may not be able to come in, we want them to still get updates from the office.

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  4. Need to extend the outlook calendar work hours to enable for night shift people

    In the current product we can able to set the work hours only for one day but for the night people we are unable to configure the timing.

    Example: People who coming to office at 03:30 PM IST and leave the office next day at 02:00 AM.

    Repro steps:
    1. Launch the outlook.
    2. Move into file->option->Calendar setting
    3. Try to set the work hours as "03:30 PM" to "02:00 AM".

    Note that the product feature will not allow to enter the time.

    All the organization will have night shift people across the worldwide but there is no option to…

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  5. Voice message

    In place of writing an email I suggested to record a voice to make message easier deliver and more clear to receiver also more secure than someone using your email, also listening easy than reading and more clear. Also more healthy for keeping our eyes away from screen .

    2 votes
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  6. 2 votes
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  7. Easier de-duping

    I had a failed attempt at importing my data into Connections, so I deleted all the contacts and started again. I now have a (more or less) clean list assigned to various mailing lists but this has brought about its own issues.

    My suggestions are:

    1) I have a complete set of duplicates (and more - 832 people in Contacts but 1,705 people on the 'Everyone' list) with no reassurance that, if I use this list, it won't send each mail twice!
    2) Provide an easier way of searching for duplicates in the contacts list. At present all you seem…

    18 votes
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  8. Do not retire Connection from business 365

    We are a small company that started using windows for business 365 and love it. We used the connections portion of it and was an amazing hit wit the clients now it is being retired. What is this going to mean for us. The best thing about 365 is that everything you need is there in one spot.
    We need the connection/ campaign APP
    Please do something

    6 votes
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  9. Hi, is there a way to test (trial mode) Microsoft Connections before deciding to upgrade to Office365 Business Pro from the standard suite?

    At the moment our organization has the Office365 Business plan, from the Business Pro plan we're interested to test Microsoft Connections as a solution for sending out newsletters. Is there a way to test Connections before upgrading the plan? Many thanks!

    2 votes
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  10. Allow custom domains for outbound email address

    Please allow me to send from my custom domain like mycompany.com rather than mycompany.mssend.com

    13 votes
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  11. Retiring Connections will cause me to discontinue my MS O365 Business plan, guess we have to go back to MailChimp. Shame on you Microsoft.

    Retiring Connections will cause me to discontinue my MS O365 Business plan, guess we have to go back to MailChimp. Shame on you Microsoft. Get us hooked on your product then discontinue it...that's poor business practice.

    3 votes
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  12. Customise the welcome email

    When someone signs up and confirms to join the mailing list, it would be nice to customise the email that is sent to them when they confirm their subscription to the mailing list.

    4 votes
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  13. Please activate it for Enterprise plans as well

    All our clients are below 100 employees, yet most of them are on Please activate it for Enterprise plans as wellOffice365 Plan E3, including us selves, and we are only 5 on the team.

    All the new goodies, Connections, Listings, Invoicing, MileIQ and Bookings, Outlook Customer Manager are only for Business Premium, why not let the companies that pay more opt-in on these as well?

    77 votes
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  14. What is the limit wrt the number of emails that can be sent at once?

    I have a mailing list of over 30k people who have all opted-in to receive my monthly emails. We are considering a move from Mailchimp to Connections. Can I send my emails through MS Connections?

    2 votes
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  15. Can you create a template with publisher or word use for campaign template?

    I would like to create a template in Publisher or word and use this template in the Email Campaign.

    5 votes
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  16. CONTACTOS EN BANDEJA ENTRADA Y NOMBRE REMITENTE COGER EL DE AGENDA

    Hello everyone,
    my suggestion is:

    In the inbox, the sender name that you see should be able to be changed by the name you have recorded in the contacts or calendar.
    All other email management programs do it and on cell phones as well.
    More than anything that many times you have to decipher email that we know where it comes from and if it is a contact that you already have established.

    Waiting for you to implement it.

    Thank you very much

    2 votes
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  17. Resend a campaign to addressees who haven't opened the email

    It would be useful to be able to resend a campaign to only those people who haven't yet opened the email.

    3 votes
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  18. Easier and more useful template creation/control

    The campaign templates are really basic and appear that they are only built for mobile devices by size. They look fine for a few things, but there is no way to do custom coding with it or get a higher end (professional) look and feel. I tried to put 600x338 pixel image in a template and it would not let me resize to fit the predetermined box (which is pretty much square). Adding more links to the template document would be helpful. You can add one link basically to the announcement template, plus all your social links, so very limited.…

    20 votes
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    Hi Brian,

    Thank you again for your additional feedback!

    I would like to try to summarize your ideas/questions, as it will help the team identify the different pieces they might be able to help on.

    Your Suggestions:

    1. You would like more flexibility with the look and feel of campaigns—for example the image you were trying to add was different from the aspect ratio of the template.

    2. You would like to add more links to the templates. (You are correct that right now, the “Referral” campaign doesn’t allow any custom links, and the “Announcement” campaign allows just one. However the “Newsletter” template allows as many links as you like).

    3. You would like to have the ability to edit HTML directly or import a pre-made HTML template

    4. You would like to have the ability to pick a custom accent color.

    Your Questions:

    1. Where is the “join” function?…

  19. delete expired campaigns

    There should be a way to delete campaigns to manage storage. I have generated a number of campaigns simply in testing. I would like to delete them and, once I use Connections in production, be able to delete old campaigns so that I don't need to scroll through hundreds of ages to find one I want to replicate.

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  20. A Future for all. projects

    Perché nn create un computer che cresce in base all eta di chi lo utilizza, man mano che il bambino cresce il pc si aggiorna aggiungendo contenuti in base all eta di chi lo utilizza..stessa cosa in per le persone anziane piu si diventa anziani piu si ingrandiscono i caratteri più si semplifica con programmi pre istallati. Che...contattami se volete l intero plan..

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