Microsoft still hindering Outlook 2016 for MAC (OSX)

Coming from the PC version of Outlook, the latest MAC client, 15 (Office 2016 for Mac) is still missing several key usability features. The only reason to not implement these well liked (and requested via the official UserVoice forum) features is to send a “haha, good luck” to businesses trying to use Macbooks.

Missing functionality:

  1. Opening .MSG files.   Seriously?  2016 and Outlook can’t open it’s own messages?
  2. “Favorites” Folder options in the main window.
  3. The entire “To-Do Bar”.
  4. Quick Steps

Literally unusable (for me. Slight exaggeration I admit, but it’s amazing how much slower it is to use the app without those features.).