this one went live last week, the office team released their Tasks and Calendar sidebar gadget ... been using these for a week..
they are sooo usefu tha:
- yesterday I sent trip reports (had been in my task list for a month)...
- today I might do expense reports ... Management, if you want stuff done, force your pawns to use it... when it is in my face all the time, it bothers me so I have to get to it 🙁
- I can close outlook and know where I need to be ... Yesterday I walked into bldg 10 looking for Tim cahill... I did not have to wait 20 seconds for wireless to kick in and 30 seconds for outlook to open ... I just resumed from sleep and it was there 😉
I am running Office 2007 of course.. and yes, I have a wish list for them ( sound notifications 15 mins before a meeting, is way high) but still very useful stuff that shows why having information closer can boost productivity or lead to actionable, better informed decision making ..
Download them here:
Appointments - http://gallery.microsoft.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=ed840437-7d13-4755-8d0a-0ba2cbbf38e6&l=1
Tasks - http://gallery.microsoft.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=98a101eb-2fc6-4c06-866c-14a6f5e05ab9&l=1