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Outlook 2013 To-Do Bar Appointments with only one Day????

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  • Hi!

    I just stop using Outlook 2013 Preview and switch back to Outlook 2010 for ony ONE reason:
    The Outlook 2013 Preview To-Do Bar show only Appointments from current day.
    No overview over the appointments of the next day.

    With this tool no one can work!
    I think this is a real joke from Microsoft to cancel this feature.

    What was the reason to remove this feature?


    • Edited by gicio Wednesday, January 23, 2013 2:59 AM
    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 1:25 PM

All replies

  • Hi!

    I just stop using Outlook 2013 Preview and switch back to Outlook 2010 for ony ONE reason:
    The Outlook 2013 Preview To-Do Bar show only Appointments from current day.
    No overview over the appointments of the next day.

    With this tool no one can work!
    I think this is a real joke from Microsoft to cancel this feature.

    What was the reason to remove this feature?

    Sunday, September 09, 2012 2:04 PM
  • Checked and it seems that's one of the limitations of the to-do bar Calendar. Only shows today's appointments.

    Tony Chen

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, September 10, 2012 6:57 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for posting your feedback.  The To-Do-Bar functionality was changed in Outlook 2013 to use the new Peek pinning feature.  We have recieved lots of other feedback to add next day meetings to the Calendar Peek.  Hopefully this functionality can be added in a future update. 

    Monday, September 10, 2012 5:34 PM
  • How Microsoft is planning to show the user an overview of the next appointments?

    Without an appointment overview in the todo bar the using of Office 2013 makes absolutely no sense for me.

    VERY SAD!

    Monday, September 10, 2012 5:47 PM
  • I just wanted to add my extreme disappointment at the removal of this feature.

    I hope that it is restored with even more flexibility soon!

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012 3:03 AM
  • here another unhappy outlook user that is missing appointments
    Wednesday, October 10, 2012 6:19 AM
  • Same Problem with the RTM!
    Friday, October 26, 2012 10:32 AM
  • Absolutely !!!  Many of us rely on the Calendar view in the To Do Bar for near term appointments and I know numerous folks who have gone back to 2010 for this single issue. Please give us back as many entries as there is room for as in 2010.
    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 1:53 PM
  • Add me to the list. That's the method I always use to see what I have coming up over the next serveral days.

    Huge step backwards to have to open the calendar to see my upcoming appointments/meetings.

    Please bring it back.

    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:20 PM
  • Why remove features?!  Please revert.
    Monday, November 05, 2012 8:00 PM
  • I hate that they removed this as well.  I used this a lot to show all upcoming events.  PLEASE PUT THIS BACK.  Allow us to show as much as possible not just one more day.
    Wednesday, November 07, 2012 3:19 PM
  • @ALL:

    Vote the first post up, so that Microsoft sees, that a lot of people are interested in this feature.

    Wednesday, November 07, 2012 3:23 PM
  • @ALL:

    Vote the first post up, so that Microsoft sees, that a lot of people are interested in this feature.
    Wednesday, November 07, 2012 3:23 PM
  • me 2


    Don't forget about Alt+Esc!

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 7:02 AM
  • Count me in - removal of this feature is bullshit! I'm fuming!

    Ray Frangie Managing Director RMF Technologies

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012 1:30 AM
  • Hi!

    I just stop using Outlook 2013 Preview and switch back to Outlook 2010 for ony ONE reason:
    The Outlook 2013 Preview To-Do Bar show only Appointments from current day.
    No overview over the appointments of the next day.

    With this tool no one can work!
    I think this is a real joke from Microsoft to cancel this feature.

    What was the reason to remove this feature?

    Hi all,

    I used Outlook 2010 for sometime and all my appointments were appeared. But after upgrade to outlook 2013 all my appointments disappeared and only all appointments of the same day appeared.

    So I believe now migrating to old version 2010 is amust especially when you have many appointments and need to be prepared before one day.

    Please do the needful and advise. . . .

    Thursday, November 22, 2012 12:21 PM
  • What is the best way to downgrade Outlook 2013 to Outlook 2010?  I installed the full Office Professional 2013 and want to just downgrade Outlook.  Not being able to view appointments over the next few days in the ToDo Bar is extremely disappointing.  Without this feature, Outlook 2013 is not productive for business users and I would like to downgrade until Microsoft adds the feature back.


    ASM

    Monday, November 26, 2012 1:17 AM
  • If you uninstalled Office 2010 before you installed 2013 then just reinstall over the top of it. You can run both. If you didn't tell Office 2013 to uninstall older versions then it probably is still installed so just go look in your programs folder and you might be surprised that it is still there.

    I uninstalled 2010 when I installed 2013 so I had just went and reinstalled 2010 and now have both. I will only use Outlook 2010 until Microsoft pulls its head out and fixes this problem. I will not recommend to anyone to install Office 2013 until this issue is corrected. Who is the dufus that designed this? He should be fired.

     
    Monday, November 26, 2012 10:58 PM
  • that's shit guys! why did you remove this feature?? please add it and release an update for it.
    Thursday, November 29, 2012 11:19 AM
  • I mean, I have made the full switch to Windows 8 and am running the Office 2013 RTM and sure, it is different and that can be good (and I actually like Windows 8, even with Metro and without a touch device); but this isn't just different, it is stupid. This was a vital part of my productivity and now I have lost that. I am hoping this is just an oversight and that it will be added in. It seems that this is an enormous complaint all over the internet. 

    Hopefully it is much sooner than later.

    Mike

    Friday, November 30, 2012 4:54 PM
  • Absolutely ridiculous idea, can somebody from Microsoft please respond with an answer to when the update to add this feature back will be, please.
    Friday, November 30, 2012 10:24 PM
  • same here, missing this 'basic' feature so I have no idea why someone decided to remove that!!

    Hope it comes back soon :(

    Saturday, December 01, 2012 10:53 AM
  • I just hope that the SOB that proposed to remove or change this feature gets fired!

    WWW.GPILATAM.COM

    Tuesday, December 04, 2012 4:35 AM
  • I can only assume that Microsoft have no intention of bringing this feature back, made obvious by their complete ignorance of these posts, and not even having the decency to reply to it's customers.
    Tuesday, December 04, 2012 4:23 PM
  • Add me to this list.  This is needed functionality.
    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:45 PM
  • Same thing here, it is a blatant waste of space, like the header in the preview pane!  Please bring this feature back.  
    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 5:01 PM
  • This is a terrible loss... please add it back.
    Friday, December 14, 2012 8:25 PM
  •  Microsoft, if I wanted a lame email experience I would use Gmail. Stop trying to mimic your competition by ignoring customers and removing features on a whim. If you're trying to alienate your custoimer base, mission accomplished. We can get treated like this for free from the Chocolate factory, we don't have to pay to be shunned.

     Better start asking your paying customers (you know the ones keeping your company a float) what features "THEY" want in a email app, not what you feel like providing.

     Absolutely awful customer experience program you have running here.


    Until later .... Brett

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012 5:30 PM
  • I cannot function without this missing option myself.

    I ended up using a workaround (Google the names, no links below) as such with my Win 8 desktop and Office 2013 setup:

    Used 8GadgetPack to reinstall the sidebar for gadgets from Win 7,

    Downloaded Outlook Appts gadget from Slipstick (page named "Using Windows Gadgets with Outlook")

    Copied the download 'OutlookAppointmentsGadget.gadget' to the "%localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\" directory

    Added the gadget to the sidebar

    Changed it to Large to show 5 appts

    I realize this isn't optimal but at least I have a preview of the next few appts. Multiple monitors help here as well.

    • Proposed as answer by obstler42 Monday, March 04, 2013 11:24 AM
    Tuesday, December 18, 2012 6:24 PM
  • I just wanted to add my extreme disappointment at the removal of this feature as well!!!!!

    This was one of my last reasons as to why I would still use Outlook and not a online web version for my email.

    Wednesday, January 02, 2013 4:07 PM
  • UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!I thought it was just me and my setup. I have been vouching for MS saying I actually like the new start feature for win 8 once I realized what it was doing with the tile feature and all...SUPER, but to remove the upcoming feature in a CALENDAR, ELECTRONIC NO LESS. IDIOTIC. I might as well right it on a paper calendar. At least then I SEE IT and can choose one with dogs or mermaids or something!!!!
    Wednesday, January 02, 2013 10:03 PM
  • After stopping the HTML renderer from Internet Explorer for showing HTML e-mails in favour of MS Word HTML rendering within Outlook this is the 2nd worst decision ever made by Microsoft. They keep ignoring what outlook customers want.

    I need this option or I will have to leave outlook as well as many others in favour of a cloud based mail solution.

    I also take the opportunity to explain once and for all what I've been waiting for the last 10+ years to become available in outlook:

    I work for different bosses. For example one boss on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. I need the out of office option for all other days. So on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Friday I need to have the OUT OF OFFICE setting in Outlook and NO I do not want to configure a rule for this. As every normal backup software has the feature to say when or why to backup I want to be able to say on what days I'm Always out of the office.

    Best regards

    Jordan van Bergen

    Friday, January 04, 2013 10:21 PM
  • Wow - I guess the developers at MS don't use their own products to schedule appointments.

    Wednesday, January 09, 2013 12:35 AM
  • It isn't just that you only see 1 day's worth of appointments, you can no longer right-click on the appointments and interact with them. You have to switch to the calendar to do anything. This is annoying and makes the product less effecient. I had put a place holder on my calendar for a meeting I was expecting. The meeting invite comes in, and I accept, so then I want to go delete the plaeholder. In Outlook 2010, I just right click on that placeholder event in the todo bar and choose "delete." Now, I have to switch to the calendar, which interupts my work stream.

    I am not sure why Microsoft would want to go minimalistic on a product like Outlook, which is generally only used by power users in Enterprise computing settings. What a silly loss of functionality.

    Thursday, January 10, 2013 1:11 PM
  •  Yes as Shane mentioned it is obvious that those who coded this must actually NOT use the product or they would have had some idea on the loss of functionality they were taking out when they did this. They should have made the appropiate changes in the ability to manage these features by allowing them to be enabled again.I think we may stop our 2013 roll out and revert to 2010. We were told this would be a better product for touch screen but I haven't seen that either, there doesn't seem to be ANY advantage to this release, just disappointment.


    Until later .... Brett



    • Edited by Poomba1 Thursday, January 10, 2013 1:47 PM
    Thursday, January 10, 2013 1:44 PM
  • I am not quite sure why anyone would want to know what they had happening tomorrow and beyond from a glance. I think it is great that once I complete my tasks for the day it is clear and blank. That way I don't have to think about tomorrow until it comes. They are merely helping us not to think about tomorrow's work. Thanks MS, I sleep better and am much happier. *End sarcasm. On another note it would be nice to see in bold days where I have scheduled events, even as a compromise. I don't typically have many events on my list. So at least seeing a day in advance I have a meeting or task to complete will allow me to click on it without randomly checking my calendar.
    Friday, January 11, 2013 7:58 PM
  • I have to agree with pretty much everybody in this thread.

    If some designer thought it would be a good idea to limit that scope to one day, why didn't someone make it configurable? Back to one - month... At least in the registry...

    This behavior reminds me of another company in the industry, I think that have a fruit as their logo...

    I am very disappointed

    Niels

    Sunday, January 13, 2013 12:18 AM
  • I am using the Office 2013 trial and will not be purchasing, I will revert back to 2010 due to this limitation. 

    It's quite simple. As I sit here at home at 9 PM I cannot see my appointments for tomorrow morning in the peek or in the To-Do bar. I need to dig into my calendar to know what time to set my alarm. It's utterly absurd that this basic functionality is missing. My Windows Phone does this without issue, not Office 2013.

    What is it with MS removing key features in their new products? The removed podcast support on WP8 and Xbox Music, a huge downgrade from Zune/WP7. This is a utterly idiotic trend. 

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 3:06 AM
  •  Yes, this is a show stopper, we've stopped all deployment for our Org. For the 100 stations in the trial we are roling back to Office 2010. We have this issue and combined with Skydrive Pro not ready and Lync 2013 a complete mess, this is clearly not production ready software.

     The team that decided to remove this feature should all be terminated. They clearly have no clue what they are building. This is why you place in Bussiness Aalysts into the process to ensure coders don't do foolish things as clearly they do not use a calendar.


    Until later .... Brett

    Friday, January 18, 2013 1:37 AM
  • Same here, we will stay with Office 2010 on our 300 office machines.

    Microsoft if you are reading this then please bring back the option to show more than the current day.

    Saturday, January 19, 2013 7:49 PM
  • The to-do bar is completely neutered, and I can't believe this was done to such a useful and highly used tool.

    My grievances that are really disrupting my universe:

    * Only today's appointments are shown
    * Days on the calendar with appointments are not in bold
    * Right-clicking on appointments that are listed does nothing

    And now I ask, what does this "to-do" bar do for us at all anymore?

    I'm also annoyed that "Message Preview" is an all or nothing affair.... it was useful to get a preview of new messages without reading the whole thing, but I don't need a preview for read messages so it made sense that the old versions of outlook would let you turn on the preview for new messages only....

    There are no features in 2013 that compel me to update other than for the sake of staying up to date.  I will try to tolerate these issues for a couple more days, but I am considering sticking with Outlook 2010 and staying there. 

    Monday, January 21, 2013 2:47 PM
  • I tried to use Outlook 2013 for about 6 weeks just to see if I would get used to the changes.  I have not and have uninstalled and reinstalled 2010. 

    ASM

    Monday, January 21, 2013 3:07 PM
  • Just adding my name to the list.

    Sadly, we purchase volume licenses so we're adding to the 2013 sales figures, but we'll be downgrading until this issue is addressed. 

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 1:13 PM
  • GOOD Job Microsoft!

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 1:15 PM
  • Any comments from Microsoft to this issue?
    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 3:00 AM
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  • Agree with all previous poster regarding the To-Do bar.  This is unworkable.  I depend on seeing all the coming appointments, even (especially) over several days.  Also having multiple months appearing is important.  After using Outlook 2013 for just a few hours this morning I am already frustrated.  I wasn't expecting this limitation to be that significant in work-flow, but it is like having one-hand in a cast!  I find myself glancing over at the To-Do bar and wondering what's wrong.  I can't imagine why Microsoft thought this would be a good idea?  ...what would be "enhanced" by this restriction?  Such a simple thing, I just don't see it as an "advantage".  As several others have indicated, I will be returning to Outlook 2010 until this feature is restored.  I really don't have a choice. -ddw
    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 4:21 PM
  • Exists any 3rd party plugin for Outlook 2013 to solve this "BUG"????
    • Edited by gicio Thursday, January 24, 2013 8:01 AM
    Thursday, January 24, 2013 8:01 AM
  • This is EXACTLY what I'm experiencing.
    Absolute nonsens that days with appointments are not shown in bold and that appointments for the coming few days are not shown.

    The person who decided this should be fired instantaniously. Unbelievable.

    Thursday, January 24, 2013 1:23 PM
  • This is really bad...   the function is needed by many of my collegues..

    Microsoft need to "re-invent" this funtion and the person who decided it wasn't needed needs to do something else.

    Thursday, January 24, 2013 2:13 PM
  • Should I make a PlugIn to fix this issue?
    • Edited by gicio Friday, January 25, 2013 1:58 AM
    Friday, January 25, 2013 1:58 AM
  • If you can, then YES why not?

    And while you're on it, make a plugin for the message preview only for unread messages too :D

    Friday, January 25, 2013 11:18 AM
  • Not sure why this was changed.  I'm about to re-install 2010 for this alone.  
    Friday, January 25, 2013 4:50 PM
  • Not sure why this was changed.  I'm about to re-install 2010 for this alone.  

    /signed

    I kicked the Preview because of this issue and was completely sure MS would fix it for the RTM. I'll wait a week for a fix/plugin, otherwise I'm going back to 2010 and MS won't see a single penny for their 365 service - working Outlook with working Calender View is THE reason for Office...

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013 8:38 PM
  • Hi all

    I totally agree the loss of the ability to view up and coming appointments at a glance makes a mockery of a package that is supposed to help us organise our work. Busy pro photographer need to have this information at a glance. I had hoped MS would have improved to make it more configurable but know they remove it.

    Disappointed in the UK

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:03 AM
  • +1 to all and add me to the list of users who HATE the fact that the calendar only shows "today's" appointments.  Pointless.

    Oh, but the cursor is more fluid.... give me a break.

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:10 AM
  • They do seem intent on ensuring that no one who actually wants to work uses their stuff don't they :/

    In terms of work arounds, I'm using Outlook Today (as suggested here: How can I view upcoming appointments (not just today or tomorrow))

    Still looking for a viable solution for my Windows 8 laptop though (without Outlook).  So far the best I have is the calendar app synced with the live tile active but that only shows the very next appointment (and only if it's today or tomorrow).

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:10 PM
  • In terms of work arounds, I'm using Outlook Today (as suggested here: How can I view upcoming appointments (not just today or tomorrow))


    This isn't a real work around :(
    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:15 PM
  • I put Outlook 2010 back on my computer after finding my appointments missing.....And I will not purchase anymore copies until 2013 is "FIXED".
    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 3:01 PM
  • I really need this back. Come on Microsoft, get your act together!!
    Thursday, January 31, 2013 8:56 AM
  • Can someone build an add-in to accomplish the same thing?
    Friday, February 08, 2013 3:39 PM
  • sure but no time :(
    Friday, February 08, 2013 6:38 PM
  • I finally got around to looking this one up.  Wow - Microsoft shooting itself in the foot again.  For the first time in ~15 years, I am not recommending anyone update to the latest (2013) Office release.  Perhaps 2013 should be renamed "Vista".  If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    Future update?  Hopefully?  Office 2016?

    Monday, February 11, 2013 5:09 PM
  • Thanks for giving the feedback.  I am taking your feedback and reporting to the Outlook Team for future consideration. 
    Monday, February 11, 2013 10:24 PM
  •  Well be clear on what the feedback is here. You've got multiple >10K institutions here paying 6 figure SA's telling you that this is a major mistake. Someone must be held accountable, this is just stupid. We won't be rolling this out and if that is the case then the need to continue to hold a SA also comes into question.


    Until later .... Brett

    Monday, February 11, 2013 10:42 PM
  • I appreciate the additional insight and broader impact and I will be sure this is communicated to the Outlook Team. 

    Monday, February 11, 2013 10:54 PM
  • When I upgraded to Office 2013 I selected the option to retain Office 2010 to avoid precisely this kind of issue.  All of Office 2010 remains ... except for Outlook 2010.  So I guess I need to reinstall it.  I can't live with the calendar the way it is. 

    Another issue which has been around for years is that I have 3 calendars (different clients with Exchange).  Even when I click on a date, I only see appointments for the first calendar.  My first notice for a morning appointment on calendar 2 or3 is that when I come in, there is a popup telling me I missed the appt.  There was a lot of dialog over this feature, but it remains "a known issue" in 2013.

    So my question is, did my upgrade change the pst files to a new format?  I.e. if I re-install Outlook 2010, will it work with the current pst files and other settings?  Some of you have taken this step to revert from Outlook 2013 to Outlook 2010.  Did you have any special problems or is it just re-install and start it up?

    Thanks,

    Terry


    TerryL

    Monday, February 18, 2013 11:31 PM
  •  No the new format really was a Outlook XP - 2003 issue, as it is now ( & then too) is that it'll be backwards compatible to be able open previous formats it will nott convert but that is the reason Outlook is the only APP that cannot run in two versions. I would suggest using "ExtraOutlook"  (version 1.3 latest I think) for when you want to run multiple isntances of Outlook, works on 2010 for sure, didn't have Outlook 2013 installed long enough to test it.


    Until later ....


    • Edited by Poomba1 Tuesday, February 19, 2013 1:07 AM
    Tuesday, February 19, 2013 1:02 AM
  • add me to the list of disappointed outlook 2013 users! 

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 1:39 PM
  • Agreed to all posts above. I cannot recommend a rollout of the new Office without a fix for this.

    Thursday, February 21, 2013 8:05 AM
  • They have no intention of retrofitting this feature. I will not sell Outlook 2013 to my customers due to the lack of this feature, nor Office 2013 due to the unappealing bland and washed-out look.

    --------------->  Office 2013 is not an upgrade!  <---------------

    LONG LIVE OFFICE 2010!!!

    Note to Microsoft: You need different members for your focus groups!

    Sunday, February 24, 2013 5:17 PM
  • Found anyone a workaround in the meantime, without an additional addon and without Outlook today, in the meantime?

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:50 PM
  • Sigh. I just bought two copies of Office 2013 to get my hands on the latest Outook. Only to find the main productivity tool - the ability to at a glance see what's up the next few days - is GONE?? But HELLO???

    I would accept if it was removed as default but I had the ability to turn the feature on but this... MS... You just made this customer very upset. I was actually 50/50 on going the open source route before I bought. Now you just made my mind up. Have fun with my money, it'll be the last you get!

    The product manager in charge of accepting a decision to remove existing features completely should be sent home without pay. It's absolutely insanely ignorant and shows no respect to existing customers who expect an upgrade to be... well... an upgrade and not a downgrade.

    Shame, Microsoft! Shame!!!!

    EDIT: Forgot to say: in Outlook 2010 days with appointments were BOLD which also gave me a quick idea when someone on the phone was asking for a suggestion of days for appointments. Please get this back too!!!

    • Edited by Szand Wednesday, February 27, 2013 9:53 AM
    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 9:45 AM
  • I cannot believe this appointments feature is not here - what a let down again by Microsoft.

    With the Windows 8 desktop disaster and Outlook 2013 - business users will be less productive and less knowledgeable about what is happening in the next few days.  Thank goodness for my Samsung SII phone agenda!

    I would like Bill Gates to come back to work and fix the Microsoft development team, all his previous work is ruined.

    High points of Microsoft: Windows 95, XP and Windows 7, Server 2008 R2, Office 97-2010
    Low points of Microsoft: Windows ME, Vista, Windows 8, Office 2013!

    Monday, March 04, 2013 10:21 AM
  • This appointment feature is not the only thing in outlook.

    Compare:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc178954.aspx (Removing)

    with

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179110.aspx (What's new in Outlook 2013)

    If I would be sarcastic, I would say "Who needed all this useless stuff? Outlook show you now that it's warm and cloudless outside. Go outside and do something useful!" :D

    Monday, March 04, 2013 6:11 PM
  • That's not quite accurate - it doesn't display only the "current day", it displays the "selected day".  I definitely preferred the old way, but you can just click on the date that you want to see, which you couldn't before (it would take you into the full calendar in OL 2010).  So toward the end of the day, I just click on tomorrow and the display changes.  Yes, I'd like the "forever view" and maybe that will happen ... but this isn't so bad.
    Monday, March 04, 2013 8:08 PM
  • There's probably no need to be sarcastic. Just the mere lenght of what they removed compared to what they added says it all.

    Microsoft - if you listen and if you care: I am seriously disappointed by the new Outlook. You removed things which are pretty basic stuff in ANY productivity tool. Why would I go on buying your stuff if it gives me even less than the free stuff? Please think again!

    I am also very disappointed that my 10$ plugins for whatever software give me the opportunity to choke myself with ugly colors in the UI and Microsoft has adopted like...uhm... two shades of grey????

    The love Microsoft puts into this software now makes me remember how Cinemania was treated just before it was discontinued (due to the revolution of internet and the likes of imdb). Probably Microsoft expects the same development regarding this kind of software. Noone will buy them in the future, so let's stop making them. We stop putting money into development and get all the dough we can while we can.

    Well guess what. Next time you won't have my dough. Too bad.

    And if I don't need your productivity tool - I don't need Windows either. Because the ONLY thing that has kept me in the Windows environment has actually been Outlook and the Office suite.

    Rant rant.

    Steve

    Monday, March 04, 2013 8:11 PM
  • Add me to the list! This functionality must be reinstated.
    Tuesday, March 05, 2013 5:03 AM
  • Microsoft, I and many, many, many teams in our company - HP, are (or actually WERE!) using this functionality on a day-to-day basis! Removing it has crucial impact on how we do our job and how and what services can we provide to our customers! Please see the feedback of all of us and roll an update that returns this feature back to the product! Who is the program manager for Outlook and how can he/she possibly think that this can be removed? Please start thinking and do tests with customers and users before removing essential features from products that impact such a wide audience! 
    Monday, March 11, 2013 3:31 PM
  • This is ridiculous.  What the hell was Microsoft thinking.

    There are so many things wrong with Outlook 2013, that it's pretty insane.

    Shame on Microsoft!

    Monday, March 11, 2013 5:02 PM
  • I would love to see the transcript of the Dev meeting where big brained, pocket protected programming geeks sat around and decided "hey, let's change Outlook so people can no longer see their upcoming appointments."  Then slapped each other on the back and went off to their sad little cubicles.

    Major fail Microsoft!!!

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013 9:47 PM
  • Count me in as well.  Luckily I didn't uninstall 2010...but I did uninstall 2013 because of this.
    Thursday, March 14, 2013 3:44 PM
  • I also miss the feature.
    Saturday, March 16, 2013 8:44 AM
  • I feel Outlook was released in a rush... The product is simply not ready for enterprise usage.

    And yes, this one (cut of TODO bar) is important for me as well. 

    Sunday, March 24, 2013 11:45 AM
  • Because of this missing, very important feature, I'm also very unhappy with outlook 2013. A new statement from microsoft would be nice.
    Monday, March 25, 2013 7:21 AM
  • Seriously, did anybody at the Office division actually use Outlook 13 before releasing it? future events don't even show up in Peek view.

    I already know what's happening today, I need to see the rest of my week. it's just weird to remove something, weird. Not even an option to change it back.

    Oddly enough, out of all the devices I use to see my agenda, Android, iOS and old Windows Mobile 6.0 (runs a business app I can't find a replacement for) - Win Mo is the only one capable of showing an agenda all at once while also showing other info. everything else wants to open up a another app or page - INEFFICENT!


    Jae

    Monday, March 25, 2013 3:22 PM
  • also, I see lots of MS Partners on this thread...

    there will be lots of blowback about this if we recommend upgrading to any user that relies on the full calendar preview. so basically this will become one of my qualifying questions to them, "do you use the agenda view of the to-do bar" which I will dumb down because most people on 2007 or 2010 just do because it was a new feature that was on by default when upgrading from 2003 and won't realize it's missing until it's gone.

    so when I ask and they say "yes I need to see that", then I can't recommend and I and MS won't get that sale or lots of sales. I encourage all Partners to factor this in when talking to their clients.


    Jae

    Monday, March 25, 2013 3:45 PM
  • The old functionality was fantastic and it is now basically useless.

    The two features I used constantly were the fact that it added events until it filled the area, which meant I could usually see about a week or two in advance and that days were bolded when they have an event on the calendar.

    This is enterprise software that we pay a lot of money for not some freebie web app, why in the world would MSFT remove such great features?

    Monday, March 25, 2013 9:27 PM
  • I too am so incredibly frustrated.  I just loaded 2013 thinking the kinks would be fixed already.  Alas, what an absolute waste of a non-profits $$.  The To-Do Calendar is vital.

    Tuesday, March 26, 2013 6:36 PM
  • Wow!  I was hoping to find a solution.  Instead I find this nonsense.

    I would love to meet the idiot who only implemented a single days worth of appt/event viewing.  I would love to dig into his/her brain and see what the hell they were thinking.

    Not only is a single days worth unacceptable but to have no visual notification on the calendar itself as to what days have something?  RIDICULOUS!!!!

    Tuesday, March 26, 2013 10:33 PM
  • ... MS, if you're tallying, here's another vote to restore this feature in an update.

     

    A 'partial' workaround, or more appropriately lame-around, is to add the calendar matrix into the ToDo bar and highlight the desired date (i.e. tomorrow).  You need to do this every time for each desired day and it will obviously only show the highlighted date.

    Tuesday, April 02, 2013 2:49 AM
  • Count me in as upset.  Just discovered this problem and nearly want my money back!  I need multiple calendars in the to do bar and I need multiple days in the meeting list, that I can edit locally.  Don't think for me and take away existing features.  Want to create some default view, that's fine, but leave me the option.
    Wednesday, April 03, 2013 3:02 PM
  • Thanks for posting your feedback.  The To-Do-Bar functionality was changed in Outlook 2013 to use the new Peek pinning feature.  We have recieved lots of other feedback to add next day meetings to the Calendar Peek.  Hopefully this functionality can be added in a future update. 

    This is not an answer, or rather it answers a different question.  The question is: why was this critical feature not included in Outlook 2013?  You have only mentioned another way in which it still doesn't work.

    Nobody asked, and I suspect nobody really cares, what the details are of the development process or how the underlying code works. Saying that critical functionality was removed because there are new features that - to the user - are unrelated doesn't make any sense.

    Users: "Say, I just bought this car from you, and it doesn't have any seatbelts!  I need seatbelts!  Every car I've bought in the past had seatbelts; why doesn't this latest model have them?"

    MS: "We removed the seatbelts when we upgraded the transmission. Now you can shift more easily!"

    Users: "...?"

    Wednesday, April 03, 2013 8:29 PM
  • Thanks for posting your feedback.  The To-Do-Bar functionality was changed in Outlook 2013 to use the new Peek pinning feature.  We have recieved lots of other feedback to add next day meetings to the Calendar Peek.  Hopefully this functionality can be added in a future update. 

    This is not an answer, or rather it answers a different question.  The question is: why was this critical feature not included in Outlook 2013?  You have only mentioned another way in which it still doesn't work.

    Nobody asked, and I suspect nobody really cares, what the details are of the development process or how the underlying code works. Saying that critical functionality was removed because there are new features that - to the user - are unrelated doesn't make any sense.

    Users: "Say, I just bought this car from you, and it doesn't have any seatbelts!  I need seatbelts!  Every car I've bought in the past had seatbelts; why doesn't this latest model have them?"

    MS: "We removed the seatbelts when we upgraded the transmission. Now you can shift more easily!"

    Users: "...?"

    Spot on analogy klugerama!

    Microsoft, has your micro brain gone soft?  The appointments and the extended calendar are ESSENTIAL features for those of us who use MS Office for their work so we can effectively manage our time and weekly and/or monthly programme.  Without it we are blind and people will vote with their wallets if the product doesn't offer the features that they want and need.  Outlook 2013 is now just an email client, and there's plenty of those that are free and have more useful tools and features.  To offer Outlook 2013 as a business tool in those circumstances amounts to false and misleading conduct.  Fix it Microsoft or pay the price of irrelevancy.  The clock is ticking ...

    Thursday, April 04, 2013 1:07 AM
  • Checked and it seems that's one of the limitations of the to-do bar Calendar. Only shows today's appointments.

    Almost each an every calendar-app I know alows a user to choose, what he wants to see. Daily, weekly, monthly overviews, whole year, appointments of 1 to n days in advance, as table, list or calendar-view.

    Nice to be able to peek a day and see the appointments of that day. Why not let the user choose, how many days in advance he wants the list of coming appointments to be filled with - starting with the day he peeks? And why not again highlight the days, on which there are appointments set?

    I'm very sad with these "new features"! Bring me back the appointmentlist at least the way Outlook 2010 was able to Show.

    Even better it would be, if i can choose any calendar, from whch this gadget gets it's informations - as I use icloud aswell it was sad in 2010 aswell, that only appointments of the local calendar find their way in this view!

    Hope to see an update very soon - even if my hopes keep little as this thread already startet in 2012...

    Cheers,

    Matthias

    Sunday, April 07, 2013 9:22 AM
  • I have stop using Outlook 2013 and gone back to Outlook 2010 because i need to see my appointments for the next 7 days
    Sunday, April 07, 2013 1:02 PM
  • You can see the appointments for any other day by clicking that day in the To-Do Bar calendar, but it still shows only one day at a time.
    Monday, April 08, 2013 8:21 PM
  • Installed Office 2013 as a demo for a customer (and for myself). After we both saw the lack of features in the ToDo bar (only one month shown, appointments for one day only, appointments in calendar not in bold text) we both decided to revert to 2010. I see no reason to remove these features. At the very least, there should be options for the user to enable them (ie, "Outlook 2010 ToDo Bar compatibility").

    Also, the background in the message window does not pick up the Windows background color setting - it remains white. This should be a user definable setting - or at the very least, it should be the same as it always was in the past.


    • Edited by Allan 11 Tuesday, April 09, 2013 12:30 PM
    Tuesday, April 09, 2013 12:29 PM
  • I just want to add my disgust with the removal of this feature!! This could be a deal breaker for my company moving to Office 365!! Microsoft..again not thinking about the users of their product!!!
    Tuesday, April 09, 2013 1:37 PM
  • I am perplexed as to what is going on with Microsoft. We are Gold partners of a dozen years and have worked with Office form its first version. I never saw anything like this. I know they plan features years ahead of release. Were we supposed to be in 2013 living in some ipad smartphone world in the NOW ONLY but are behind schedule? It was very stupid to remove this very needed feature. 2013 upgrade is a perverse "get us to the cloud" maintenance release.
    Tuesday, April 16, 2013 4:16 PM
  • Just discovered this problem want my money back!
    Saturday, April 20, 2013 4:19 PM
  • For anyone that is stuck using Outlook 2013, there is a semi decent third party add-in that gives us more than what Microsoft did.

    http://outlook2013addin.codeplex.com/

    I installed it.  It's nowhere near the capabilities of the To-Do bar in Outlook 2010, but at least it's something.

    I am sorely disappointed that Microsoft removed such an incredibly useful feature.  I am in Outlook all day long and any steps that can save me 30 seconds of having to click to a different screen and back again, adds up very fast.  Add me to the list of people that feel cheated from their money by the removal of a feature that should have been kept in.

    • Proposed as answer by JEmlay Monday, May 13, 2013 11:58 PM
    Tuesday, April 30, 2013 11:44 PM
  • What an INCREDIBLY DUMB thing to do!  I mean who would ever want to see what their first meeting of the next day is right before they leave to go home?? 
    Monday, May 06, 2013 11:21 PM
  • Thanks!!!!  This does exactly what I need.  Show me the next x days of apts.

    Perfect!

    Monday, May 13, 2013 11:58 PM
  • This is S T U P I D  ! 

    O

    Tuesday, May 21, 2013 1:47 PM
  • What, you mean you dislike having to click another 40-50 times per day to check your schedule? Just remember the mantra - "Less is more...".  All ux must be dumbed down so that monkeys and cats are able to use it.  Eventually we'll be doing all our work on a screen the size of a postage stamp with only one button.

    David Ahlers

    Wednesday, May 22, 2013 8:44 PM
  • Me too.  This is totally ridiculous.  Not all of us work on a one-day-at-a-time basis.  I have deadlines that are days, weeks or months away and I like to keep them in view, as well as the bold dates which warn me that something's coming up to interrupt that work - even if it's 2 months away.  Thanks to this idiotic new design I just double booked myself for the 13th September.  BRING BACK A PROPER USEFUL CALENDAR.

    Friday, June 14, 2013 11:11 AM
  • Please, return useful To-Do tool for us.
    Friday, June 21, 2013 7:51 AM
  • If the Outlook team really needs to see how this feature should work, all they need to do is go down the hall and ask how the lowly Windows Essentials team was able to accomplish this brilliantly in WLM. Multiple calendars in To-do bar? Yep. Even read-only subscribed iCal calendars? Yep. Outlook has grown to feel like a really crippled, unessential, really bad "utility".... the only reason it even exists is because of Exchange Server. The team needs to be fired. Bring in the WLM guys, hire people from Google's GMail team, etc. Something has to be done.

    -C. Moya

    Friday, July 05, 2013 1:22 AM
  • Such a dumb idea by MS, we had it in our queue to upgrade 750 machines and that was suspended due to this feature...and only this 'feature'.
    Thursday, July 11, 2013 1:05 AM
  • Is there any progress on this?
    Monday, July 15, 2013 2:21 PM
  • You have to wonder if any of the now legal Washington state marijuana made it into the Outlook development building in Redmond.  This is par for the course for MS.  Get users used to good features and then poop on their parade and pull it.  Like the preview pane taking 1/3 of the horizontal space with header information that YOU CANNOT TURN OFF.  It's fine that you want to add that feature BUT ALLOW USERS TO TURN IT OFF BECAUSE THEY MAY NOT LIKE IT AS MUCH AS YOU DO.
    • Edited by jbruns Tuesday, July 16, 2013 1:01 AM ....
    Tuesday, July 16, 2013 12:59 AM
  • please fix MS....I'm using some lame addon make this work currently.  http://www.puresoft.at/Live/OutlookTodoPane_de.Puresoft

    -Chad

    Friday, July 19, 2013 4:37 PM
  • here another unhappy outlook user that is missing appointments
    Seconded!
    Thursday, July 25, 2013 6:26 PM
  • I have been searching for a few weeks now trying to see if there was some kind of update patch that fixed this problem.  All I seem to read is that Microsoft wants us to use the Peek feature.  The biggest issue I have with Peek is that clicking to see it is an extra step.  Docking it just puts it back like the to-do bar. And worst of all, you still can't see beyond schedule items for the day. 

    What is the point of entering schedule items in the future if you cant see it coming? Oh, my bad. Technically you can, but you have to spend your day clicking on every date to see what is scheduled for that date. 

    Outlook should be renamed to No-look.  I can't believe I spent money upgrading to 2013.

    Friday, August 02, 2013 7:13 AM
  • Dumbest idea since Metro
    Tuesday, August 06, 2013 4:57 PM
  • Thanks for posting your feedback.  The To-Do-Bar functionality was changed in Outlook 2013 to use the new Peek pinning feature.  We have recieved lots of other feedback to add next day meetings to the Calendar Peek.  Hopefully this functionality can be added in a future update. 

    IT has been almost a Year & STILL NO FIX. aaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    This is pathetic & shows how Microsoft listens to programmers & not every day users, this is the NUMBER ONE thing that NEEDS to be re-added, I have missed so many morning meetings because I can not see the next few days calendar entrys.  Outlook 2013 has turned into a backward email system by not haveing the fundermental option available to up all.

    Thursday, August 15, 2013 8:50 AM
  • I can't believe Microsoft is removing these "little used features" that we depend on every day! Don't they even use their own products? This is about the 5th "little used feature" I've seen removed from Office 2013, that I use every day. Are they shooting themselves in the foot?


    DanielCraig

    Thursday, August 15, 2013 12:15 PM
  • This is pretty much the final straw with Outlook as far as I'm concerned.  I've switched to eM Client, which provides pretty much all the functionality of Outlook (including future appointments in the todo bar), is highly configurable, PLUS in addition to my MS exchange account, I can access my google email, calendars and contacts without having to use that idiotic google app sync program.

    oh yeah AND ITS FREE!!

    Thus ends my evaluation of Office365.  

    I don't know how many of these kinds of posts it will take to get MS to pay attention to its customers, that is, beyond the "Thank you for your feedback.  We will consider reading it before choosing to ignore you altogether" types of responses.

    But one more certainly won't hurt.


    Sunday, August 18, 2013 8:49 PM
  • here another unhappy outlook user that is missing appointments

    Seconded!

    representative for a lot of user's in our company, that are missing this feature after switching to 2013... Me.
    Tuesday, August 20, 2013 9:53 AM
  • Why is it, that everytime Microsoft introduces a new version of an OS, Office, whatsoever, they take out functionality "because probably nobody is using it"? WRONG!

    With such a huge amount of users, one can be assured that ANY feature in ANY program is used by A LOT OF people. Do you want to develop new features? Absolutely fine with me, be my guest. But keep the old features working! Rule number one in developing new programs: downwards compatibility! Is it so damn hard?

    A fresh install of Windows or Office is already a few Gigabytes, so saving space definitely cannot be the reason. Why are you guys so ignorant? You try to please us with a "we may consider, in the future, possibly update, blah blah blah". A year has passed, now GET TO WORK and NEVER, EVER remove ANY functionality in whatever new version of whatever new software package you're developing!

    Friday, August 23, 2013 8:40 AM
  • I only installed the Office 2013 trial because it was posted as the solution to being able to open a OneNote Live  notebook after transferring machines. I also wanted to test out the Excel 2013 BI features. In addition to losing the multi-day appointments preview, I don't understand why Outlook is the only Office 2013 app that REPLACED itself instead of installing the versions side-by-side.

    I'm terribly disappointed in Outlook 2013 and seriously considering uninstalling just to get Outlook 2010 back.

    Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:41 PM
  • I think THIS is the only solution that works:

    http://outlook2013addin.codeplex.com/

    • Proposed as answer by a32U Tuesday, October 01, 2013 11:34 PM
    Thursday, August 29, 2013 9:58 AM
  • I wonder if Steve Ballmer was using Outlook 2013 to book his appointments, thus he missed his meeting with shareholders, who then put the boot in.
    Thursday, August 29, 2013 2:04 PM
  • I'm part of a test group to determine if my company should move to 2013 or not.  I completely agree not having my meeting and appointments display for the week makes the ability to quickly see your work load easy.  With out it my vote will be to stick with 2010 until this feature is fixed.   I can't image the reaction I will get from mangers when they find out this feature is not available.

    Monday, September 16, 2013 5:17 PM
  • I do greatly appreciate that MS is trying to stream line their apps. However my issue is them focusing on what is considered normal use instead of focusing on any scenario of the use. How about another feature to allow the run of that ToDo Calendar on its own. I mean with 2013 I am getting a hit on every synch of any folders.
    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 5:37 PM
  • I have just moved over to Office365. Why did MSFT leave out the following.

    • display more than 1 month in the viewing pane
    • bolding dates that had appointments on them
    • only display upcoming appointments for that day

    So far that what I have noticed. I hope there are no more "deletions" to add to this list

    Sunday, September 22, 2013 9:54 AM
  • Gabriel, 

    Thank you for your reply.  Please add me to the list of people who need the ToDo bar to work like it did in Outlook 2010!

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013 5:06 PM
  • Seriously?!  Microsoft?!  Why are you taking away practical functionality that many of us use with a new version??????  Aren't you supposed to be making products Better with each new version???
    Tuesday, October 01, 2013 5:10 PM
  • I have gone back to 2007. It showed my appointments for as far as there was room on the screen. Did Microsoft not think we might need to know what we are doing tomorrow?
    Tuesday, October 01, 2013 8:44 PM
  • This works well. It takes care of the issue for now. Much easier then going to an older Outlook version. See PG006's post above.

    I think THIS is the only solution that works:

    http://outlook2013addin.codeplex.com/

    • Edited by a32U Tuesday, October 01, 2013 11:36 PM Update
    Tuesday, October 01, 2013 11:33 PM
  • I'm still waiting while this feature will be returned, but my patience is running out. It's not possible to work now.

    When you are planning to fix this unbelievable mistake for your almost main business product?????? Should we wait or should we switch to some other software? If we should wait, then for how long?

    Thanks in advance for feedback!


    Thursday, October 17, 2013 7:59 PM
  • When you apply Hotfix KB2825677, the Calendar Peek will show appointments for up to 7 days (when space permits it) in advance starting from the selected date (in the Date Navigator).

    You can request the hotfix via the download link at the top of this article:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2825677

    This feature might have already been pushed out to you when you are using Office 365 Home Premium. The built number should be 15.0.4535.1507 or higher.

    This feature fix will also be included in future regular updates which will supersede this hotfix.



    Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
    Outlook guides and more: HowTo-Outlook.com
    Outlook Quick Tips: MSOutlook.info

    Friday, October 18, 2013 12:47 PM
  • I was pleasantly surprised to see this light up in Outlook 2013 today.  Its a great start!

    I hope soon we will get an update that will:
    * Bold the dates that have appointments
    * All right-click ability on meetings that exposes forward, reply-all etc.

    Then we'll be nearly back to the level of productivity we were before we installed the latest Outlook!

    Friday, November 15, 2013 2:51 PM
  • Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes - it is working.

    Performed some windows updates and noticed some entries on my right side of Outlook.

    Wow - Well Done Microsoft....Finally listened to users & partners.

    What next to fix...

    A Windows 8 start button menu layout in a form of Windows 7/XP
    Lowering the price of Project and Visio
    Bring back the Windows XP installation music  (makes a fantastic sound effect when installing 5 or more Windows XP PC's simultaneously)
    ...any other ideas?

    Paul Holoway

    Friday, November 15, 2013 3:51 PM
  • FYI - fix is KB2837618: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2837618/

    And mentioned here: http://www.howto-outlook.com/ :

    MS13-094: Security updates for Outlook 2007/2010/2013
     
    A security update has been released for Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013 (including Outlook 2013 RT) to address a vulnerability which could allow information disclosure.

    An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could ascertain system information, such as the IP address and open TCP ports, from the target system and other systems that share the network with the target system.

    The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting the way that Microsoft Outlook parses specially crafted S/MIME email messages.
    Note: The Outlook 2013 version of this update also contains the fixes mentioned in Hotfix KB2825677 which includes the To-Do Bar showing appointments for upcoming days.

    • Proposed as answer by Cristopher_WPU Tuesday, November 19, 2013 2:09 PM
    Friday, November 15, 2013 4:02 PM
  • I have been waiting MONTHS for this.  It's about time, Microsoft.  I can finally see what meetings I'll be skipping the rest of the week.  :-D

    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 2:11 PM
  • Thanks for posting your feedback.  The To-Do-Bar functionality was changed in Outlook 2013 to use the new Peek pinning feature.  We have recieved lots of other feedback to add next day meetings to the Calendar Peek.  Hopefully this functionality can be added in a future update. 


    Well the whole Peek Function just sucks and there needs to be a way to get rid of this useless feature!  God!  I hate MS!
    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 9:27 PM
  • Thank you Microsoft for correcting a poorly thought out design change.  Now ask yourself, how can we avoid repeating such stupid decisions in the future?  Seriously.  ASK YOURSELF. 

    Now, can the dates PLEASE be bolded again? Why are we even having to ask for this?  Maybe you guys should poach some people from other companies that actually think about usability before making drastic design alterations?

    Wednesday, November 20, 2013 3:26 AM
  • I just love it when people improve things for me.

    Job justification I guess, if you don't change things your boss can't see what you've done.

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 4:58 PM
  • Also see Security hotfix mentioned below... BUT ONLY IF you don't want to know what month it is.

    MS un-developers have changed the colors (and blocked any user changes) so that the month displays a BLACK BAR WITH BLACK TEXT... 

    At least give the user the option to make it readable. 


    Terri Morgan

    Thursday, February 27, 2014 11:07 PM