Office 365 (Outlook 2016 for Mac) - Client Capabilities

NOTE: This document applies to Outlook 2016 for Mac, released in late 2015. For information about the previous version of Outlook available for Mac, see: Document 28758 is unavailable at this time.
This document provides an overview of a range of functions and behavior when interacting with Office 365 using Outlook 2016 for Mac. The functionality considered pertains to the Email, Calendaring, and Contacts portions of the Office 365 suite. For a more condensed overview, please see Office 365 - Technical Client Comparison.

Key
These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
There are some issues with these features.  Certain tasks may be impossible or problematic. There are some issues with these features. Certain tasks may be impossible or problematic.
It is not possible to perform these functions. It is not possible to perform these functions.
These functions are untested. These functions are untested.

Email Functions Yes/No Notes
Client accessible per ADA guidelines plus_green
Configure for access plus_green
Send and receive plus_green
Move message to a folder plus_green
Create, rename, and delete folders plus_green
Set sharing permissions for entire mailbox It is not possible to perform these functions. Can only be set at folder level.
Set sharing permissions for folder(s) plus_green
Interact with a shared mailbox plus_green
Interact with a shared folder plus_green
Authenticate and send as another user plus_green
Send on behalf of another user (change identities) plus_green
Set and modify server-side filters plus_green
Set and modify client-side filters plus_green
Expand recipients from server-side distribution list It is not possible to perform these functions.
Forward email inline plus_green
Forward email as attachment plus_green
View full headers of a message plus_green
Export email (to import elsewhere) plus_green
Detach attachments from email messages plus_green
Set tags, flags, or categories on email plus_green
Print a message plus_green
Auto-complete email addresses from server Global Address List plus_green
Auto-complete email addresses from server Personal Address Book plus_green
Auto-complete email addresses from local Personal Address Book plus_green
Recover deleted emails from Deleted Items plus_green
View emails in threaded or conversation view plus_green
Set reminder on email messages plus_green
Create an event from an email message plus_green
Use a Digital ID to digitally sign an email plus_green
Set a priority on an email message plus_green

Calendar Functions Yes/No Notes
Configure for access These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Create a meeting/appointment/event These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Modify or delete an event that you created These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Modify or delete an event that another person created These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Modifications to event by organizer overwrite modifications by attendee(s) It is not possible to perform these functions.
Delete a meeting/appointment/event These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Set recurrence on events These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Create a task These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Modify a task (update status, change details) These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Delete a task These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Invite attendee(s) to events (within the system) These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Invite external attendee(s) to events (other systems, e.g. Gmail) These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Provide attendance response to non-recurring events These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Provide attendance response to single instances of recurring events These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Provide attendance responses to all instances of recurring events These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Check schedule availability of another user These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Create a new calendar These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Delete an existing calendar These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Display multiple calendars in one view These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Change calendar views (e.g. daily, weekly) These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Change calendar colors These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Set default calendar view These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Show or hide declined events These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Set popup notifications for events These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Set email notifications for events It is not possible to perform these functions.
Set other calendar options or preferences These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Set sharing permissions for calendars These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Set privacy settings for calendars These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Create events with limited visibility (e.g. show date and time only) These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Subscribe to shared Office 365 calendars These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Subscribe to external .ics calendars These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Remove a subscribed calendar These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Invite/schedule a resource (conference room, projector, equipment, etc) These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Create an event on behalf of a resource These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Set sharing permissions for a resource These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Set privacy permissions for a resource These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Print calendars or events These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Manage attachments on events These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Auto-complete email addresses from server Global Address List These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Auto-complete email addresses from server Personal Address Book These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Auto-complete email addresses from local Personal Address Book These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.

Contacts Functions Yes/No Notes
Configure for access These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
View and use the Global Address List (GAL) These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Create a personal contact stored on the server It is not possible to perform these functions.
Modify a contact stored on the server It is not possible to perform these functions.
Delete a contact stored on the server It is not possible to perform these functions.
Create and modify local contacts These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Auto-complete addresses from contacts These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Create server-side distribution list It is not possible to perform these functions.
Modify server-side distribution list It is not possible to perform these functions.



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Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2014-11-19 13:41 CDTUpdated:2015-11-10 09:20 CDT
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