Windows Live Calendar Gets New Wave 3 Look And To Do List

The Windows Live Calendar upgrade announced here has now completed. It now has a new look and the thing that one notices right away is that it now has the Wave 3 header. Wave 3 header? Yea the one with themes!

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Hmm wonder why they call it scenes in Messenger

So themes, but what else? New features? Yes, Windows Live Calendar now has a  To Do List!

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If you click on None in the fields behind Due Date you will be presented with a Calendar in one and a timetable in the other. You can set the priority too, choices are High, Normal and Low.

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And there’s my To Do list. Pretty cool!

If you have IE8 beta 2, you may want to set it to compatibility view for Windows Live Calendar. I’ve noticed a few problems in standard mode myself, the most notable below.

What it should look like – IE8b2 compatibility mode:

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What it looks like when not in compatibility mode:

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As you can see it’s all cramped up and the birthdays now changed into a link saying “1 more”. But that’s not all! Go and scroll, you’ll see the Birthdays “disappear”, well from where they should be…this is the result after scrolling a bit:

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The birthdays have moved to the first square in the week they should be in, all mashed up at that…can’t tell what it is till you hover over it :(

Did you know: you can manage your calendars with Windows Live Mail


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