Office Application

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On a recent Windows Weekly episode, you seemed to indicate that the “Office” application (the downloaded one that looks similar to the office.com page) would show recent files, tasks, etc. I can only only get it to show recent files. Is there a way to get it to show tasks, appointments, etc. I’m really trying to use all MS products and I would like a “dashboard” that shows recent or most used files, to-do tasks, planner tasks, calendar appointments, etc all in one overview.

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6 responses to “Office Application”

  1. Paul Thurrott

    I don't recall ever mentioning anything beyond the apps and recent documents, but I believe that's all it does.

    • jerrybumgarner

      In reply to paul-thurrott:

      Thanks for the reply. Do you know of any app that would act as a "dashboard" in that way? Right now, I have to check the Calendar, Planner Dashboard, T0-Do list, etc

      By the way, really enjoy Windows Weekly. I am an electrical contractor but wrote our in-house billing software in VB6 15 years ago (still trying to maintain it).

      • anoldamigauser

        In reply to jerrybumgarner:

        The Outlook desktop application used to have a view that did what you want, short of Planner. I forget what it was called, but it does not seem to be in the newer version.

        You can dock what they now call the "Peek", by right-clicking on the calendar icon at the bottom of the navigation pane and selecting "Dock the peek". The same can be done with Tasks. Of course, this will only work on the desktop, and does not include Planner. On mobile, there does not seem to be a solution.


        • jerrybumgarner

          In reply to AnOldAmigaUser: I looked at the current version of Outlook. It does show "tasks" but it looks like it only shows tasks created in Outlook, not the ones in To Do. Don't think it will show anything from Planner.
          IMO, the office application would be a great place to make a dashboard. It would really tie all the products together. Right now, its just a launcher for office apps and shows the last few files opened.


          • anoldamigauser

            In reply to jerrybumgarner:

            The task "peek" in Outlook does show items from To-Do. It does not help with Planner at all.

            I was thinking the same thing, with regard to the Office app; it would be natural to link those things in a single location with the documents that you have been working on.

        • wright_is

          In reply to AnOldAmigaUser:
          The Outlook desktop application used to have a view that did what you want, short of Planner. I forget what it was called, but it does not seem to be in the newer version.

          It is still there, at least if you are on Exchange. Just click on your email address and it shows you the overview as it used to.

          It is called "Outlook Today". You can customise its appearance.

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