Outlook 2010 - calendar preview of appointments

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Another little change in Outlook 2010 is the way an incoming appointment request is displayed.

Outlook has a great feature where people can email an appointment to you and you can respond with the details automatically added to your calendar.

In Outlook 2007 you see the details of the appointment plus a small text warning if there’s a conflict with an existing appointment:

1402 Outlook 2007   show appointment with conflict - Outlook 2010 - calendar preview of appointments

Outlook 2010 makes the conflict more obvious by showing part of the calendar in the reading pane as a calendar preview:

1402 Outlook 2010   showing appointment with conflict - Outlook 2010 - calendar preview of appointments

Not only is the appointment conflict obvious, but you can see details of the day in question. You can scroll up/down the day’s appointments to see what’s going on.

For a non-conflicting appointment, the calendar preview is still displayed:

1402 Outlook 2010   calendar preview for proposed appointment   no conflict - Outlook 2010 - calendar preview of appointments

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