For those of you who were excited about the Outlook 2007 gadgets for the Windows Vista sidebar, but had some issues with the first version posted, I have some good news.  We've just released version 1.0.121 on the Windows Live Gallery.

The updated build of the gadgets fixes the following problems:

  • Incorrect display of appointments when using non-US locale settings
  • No display of appointments when a sync conflict exists in the calendar
  • All date/time formatting was always in US English format
  • Text clipping in high DPI modes

The gadgets are still only available for computers running a US English version of Outlook, but the workaround posted in the comments of my blog are still valid for these versions as well, but now with less work to be done to get the date formatting right.

Also, if you already have a version of these gadgets installed, you will need to close the gadget before you can install the updated version.  Unfortunately you will need to reconfigure the gadget since the settings are stored per instance of the gadget.

Download the new Outlook Tasks and Outlook Upcoming Appointments gadgets.

Edit: It appears the Task gadget has not yet been updated.  I've contacted the site owners to get this issue resolve.

Edit 2: The task gadget has been updated now.