When the Vista sidebar was released, I was a bit skeptical. It reminded me of
the old Office toolbar(ok,but not a big hit-at least not with me). Lately I have started
to view it in a different light-you can actually have quite a useful gadget attached to it,you
can build a gadget that will provide directory information for your companies employee
or direct access to your IT staff.
In addition to that two new gadgets were published on the Outlook teams blog: appointments
and tasks. Take a look at the post.