Outlook 2007 and “Why Didn’t They Think of That Sooner?”

I get meeting requests. A lot of meeting requests. And then, for each meeting request, I frequently get two, three, four “Updates”, as the organiser changes the room, the time, the day, adds notes, etc. One can get to the stage where one just blithely accepts any meeting update that doesn”t showa “conflicts with another appointment”. Because, after all, what did the organiser change?

Outlook 2007 introduced a feature which makes all of this blindingly obvious. Open the meeting update, and it shows, in strikethrough, what’s no longer applicable, and in bold-italic-orange, the new data. At once I can see what”s been changed in the meeting request.


See the italicised text? Why didn’t they think of that sooner?