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  1. Allow us to fill out multiple e-mail addresses of contacts when creating the inquiry.

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    ■Title(件名):問合せ時に連絡先のメール アドレスを複数入力できるようにしてほしい

    Allow us to fill out multiple e-mail addresses of contacts when creating the inquiry.


    ■Description(内容):
    問合せ時に連絡先のメール アドレスを複数入力できるようにしてほしい

    I hope you to improve the system that allows us to fill out multiple e-mail addresses of contacts when creating the inquiry.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    2 votes
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  2. Allow embedding of video

    Hello,

    Please allow embedding of video directly onto new and existing templates.

    Thank you.

    1 vote
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    We’d love to know more details if you have a chance to add a comment to this suggestion. Will the video be the primary focus of your email campaign, or are you mostly planning to use the video as supporting content for your main image and text?

  3. Import and add to specific mailing list

    During the import there is a option to enable marketing email however we would need to have the option to add people to specific mailing lists as currently it adds them to all mailing lists including ones that are not relevant to them.

    2 votes
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    Thanks for your comment. We’re working on this feature now. You’ll soon be able to choose a specific mailing list and your imported contacts will get added to that list as part of import.

  4. When will it be available in France ? We have Office Business Premium, with the monthly updates, but do not have access yet to Connections

    When will it be available in France ? We have Office Business Premium, with the monthly updates, but do not have access yet to Connections

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  5. Can Connections access distribution list from O365 E-mail?

    Can Connections access distribution list from O365 E-mail?

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    Could you tell us more about your request? Are you using your existing O365 email to send mails to your customers today by adding them to a Distribution List (DL) and sending to that? Would it be valuable if you could import your DL into Connections as a mailing list? Or is there more you’d like to see? Your answers will help us make sure we evaluate the right functionality. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!

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  7. Replied to mailouts not going to shared mailbox?

    Am I correct in thinking that we cannot set the 'reply-to' field in the mail sendouts? At the moment we have marketing mailouts that seem to be replying to the user logged in to 365 to send them and it doesn't seem there is a way of setting an valid alternative send-from or reply-to e-mail address?

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    Yes, that’s correct. You cannot currently set the Reply-to field. Replies go to the individual who sent the email. Would you prefer to have a shared mailbox? It would be great to hear more about your needs there. We have considered allowing for more flexibility around Reply-to, but we started with something simple that wouldn’t require another mailbox to be checked or managed.

  8. Greater Flexibility with Editing Email Campaigns

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

    14 votes
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  9. Multiple Business Profiles

    At our company, we have different domains for different business units, and it would be helpful if Microsoft Connections would allow for completely separate setup of lists, templates, etc between the different domains OR the ability to create a Microsoft Connections instance based on a Group or Team Site in SharePoint Online.

    9 votes
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  10. Make an embeddable signup form for websites

    Would it be possible to make the signup page(s) available as embeds that could be inserted into web pages? I'd like to place the signup box on every page within my site and not just the link to the signup page.

    10 votes
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  11. Different Signup pages for each Mailing List

    My use-case for Connections involves a variety of "customer" types (clients, partners, students, contacts). If it not always possible for me to manually review the "Everyone" list and manually add people to appropriate Mailing Lists, mainly because I'd then need to know everyone's name.

    Would it be possible to have different (and customizable?) signup pages for each mailing list, or at least a URL slug that can be appended and pass through the sign-up to a field about the customer so I can track by URL used for signup? I'd like to email my corporate training clients (students) about completely…

    5 votes
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    Hi Chase, thanks for the suggestion and use cases. We agree that having to manually manage your mailing lists isn’t always the best solution, and letting your customers subscribe or unsubscribe from specific mailing lists is something that we are looking into adding in a future release.

  12. Support needed in Power bi Pro

    Support needed in Power bi Pro

    3 votes
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  13. 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.…

    19 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?…

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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…

    16 votes
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  17. 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.

    18 votes
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  18. Made for the iPad Pro

    Can you optimize the Connections app for the iPad Pro? Would like to use it but not on a small device like the iPhone. Would get a lot more use of the app on the iPad.

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  19. Please bring this to Non-Profit subscriptions too.

    It would be great to see this appear for the non profit users.

    8 votes
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  20. 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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