Windows Insiders are getting an early look at a minor, but handy feature coming to the Mail and Calendar apps for WIndows 10. As spotted by Italian blog WindowsBlogItalia, Microsoft has added a new To-Do button in the hamburger menu for Mail and Calendar, though it currently only seems to be available for Fast ring and Skip Ahead Insiders.
The button is a relatively minor addition, only acting as a shortcut to opening Microsoft To-Do if you have it installed. Still, if you're in a productive mood, it could prove to be a useful addition if you spot something in an email or calendar event and you need to quickly switch over to To-Do and add it to your tasks.
If you're on the Fast ring or enrolled to receive Skip Ahead builds, you should be able to see the new button with Mail and Calendar version 16005.11001.20041.0. Here's to hoping for closer integration between the apps going forward.
Updated October 18, 2018: Correctly sourced WindowsBlogItalia for digging up this addition.
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That's an interesting integration.
It is interesting Indeed
actually came to calendar on mobile a few months back.
I don't see that on phone
Windows 10 mobile: calendar Eclipse menu (…) it there.😏
I see it. Thanks.
Awesome, I never noticed until now. Thanks.
Let's hope it's more than just a shortcut and there's proper integration.
I have a suggestion in the Microsoft To-Do User Voice to go the other way. I made this suggestion about a year or 2 ago. ex: I have a To-Do item "Make Doctor's appointment for next month" (repeat every 3 months). When I make the appointment and mark the To-Do item complete I want an option to open calendar to record the date and time of my appointment. One way to handle this is when you create a To-Do item, have a checkbox to tell the app to open calendar when item is marked complete.
20047.0 doesn't have it. At least not in Canada.
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