These gadgets are very useful as we can always see the list of pending tasks and To-Dos even if Microsoft Outlook is minimized.
Ryan Gregg, Program Manager of Outlook says
"The Sidebar presented a great opportunity for Outlook to surface the same information that we show in the To-Do Bar. To this end, we developed two Outlook gadgets: Outlook Appointments and Outlook Tasks. These gadgets can be used independently or together to provide at-a-glance information without the need to bring up Outlook."
The gadgets can be downloaded from Windows Live Gadget gallery using the following links