Outlook 2003 Rant. What were those guys thinking? Don't get me wrong, I am not one of those Microsoft haters. I love Microsoft. I admire their work. But in this instance, and one that affects me directly and daily, boy do I feel let down!
I've been using Outlook 2003 for a few months now. While it has some nice new features, the one feature I use the most and arguably the most important because of its prominence is so-called 'Navigation Pane.' Not to rub salt in the wound, but, why, oh, why
- Can't I resize the 'Favorite Folders' panel?
- Can't I hide the 'All Mail Folders' panel?
- Doesn't the 'All Mail Folders' Panel preserve its collapse state?
- Can't I look at my Tasks along side my Calendar like I could in Outlook XP?
- Can't I make sure that the 'Current View' Panel doesn't disappear?
I remember a few years ago speaking to a Microsoft friend of mine who was a Program Manager who said, of the old 'Outlook Bar' - "we know it stinks; we are completely redesigning it!" Yikes.
And now I have to wait another 4 years for the next 'redesign' :-(
(I've been harboring this for a long time. It feels good to get it off my chest.)