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  1. 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!

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  2. 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?

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  3. 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.…

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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?…

  4. The new office 365 business center includes email marketing

    The new office 365 business center includes "email marketing" mailing list includes the option for a sign-up page. On the banner of the sign-up page the text "sign up for updates and promotions" Admins should be allowed to change the text for the signup page.

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  5. Greater Flexibility with Editing Email Campaigns

    Everything from font to footer is limited to the defaults, need to be able to customise current template.

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  6. Better Contact Control - Connections Campaigns

    The Business Center Contacts and mailing lists are "clunky" and difficult for larger campaigns. The ability to have custom fields and filter on them for campaigns would be a huge improvement. We want to do several campaigns grouped by sales people, but when creating a mailing list you have to manually click on each user instead of querying a group by a particular field. Also, how about tracking the email results, especially if undeliverable? Custom fields would also be helpful to follow up on certain items like if the contact has become stale, setting up geographical regions for campaigns and…

    15 votes
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    Hi Brian,

    Thanks for the great feedback! If I’m understanding you correctly, you’re making four distinct but related suggestions:

    1. Improve the contacts list by allowing custom fields (some of your ideas are geographical region, whether they’re still an active customer, which salesperson they work with)
    2. Improve the Email Marketing feature by allowing you to bulk-add contacts to a mailing list after filtering by those custom values
    3. Track whether any emails were undeliverable (and add that as another field on the contact?)
    4. Enable bulk-updating contacts using a spreadsheet / database / PowerShell.

    All of these are great suggestions and we’ll be considering these in the future.

  7. Enable a Flow or Custom API to integrate with Microsoft Connections

    Currently, I am using MailChimp to Outlook Contacts Flow. In addition, I use MailChimp for newsletters. It would be nice if we could use a form or REST call to add contacts to list. For example, on my Facebook page, I have a custom form to subscribe visitors to my newsletter. Additionally, I have a form on my website where it would be nice to add users that submit an email to the Microsoft Connections Contact List. Lastly, I would really like to avoid using MailChimp and just keep everything in O365. I know I can just import Outlook contacts…

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  8. Office 365 Graph Content Pack in Power BI and Data Connector in Flow/Power Apps

    Office Graph Data is extremely valuable. Being able to access it in Power BI, Flow and Power Apps is hugely valuable. It's possible with custom connectors/home brew now. It needs to be available to power users without code.

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  9. 12 votes
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    We’re currently available to First Release users in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States, and we want to make sure we get the experience right for organizations in these locations before we expand further.

  10. Make connections available to all Edcucation customers

    I would like to see Microsoft Connections available for Education customers as well.

    19 votes
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  11. VISIO should be included app for E3

    my business subscribes to Enterprise 3 MS Office. Upon learning that VISIO is an extra application for purchase i was stunned at how MS makes money but small business can't at this rate. Make VISIO a full function online and desktop inclusion for E3 users

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  12. suggest to develop an approval required process if someone sends an email to more than some limited recipients.

    suggest to develop an approval required process if someone sends an email to more than som

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  13. 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.

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  14. Unable to access shared mailbox via typing full email address

    when I try to input full email address on "Open other mailbox" on OWA. unable to open shared mailbox. I believe that open other mailbox blank rely on GAL search result.

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  15. 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.

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  16. 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?

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  17. 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

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  18. 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.

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  19. 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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  20. 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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