Outlook 2016 Dock the Peek Feature

Learn how to keep Outlook 2016 Tasks and Calendar always in view by using the Dock the Peek feature.

Outlook 2016 has a “Dock the Peek” feature for keeping your tasks and calendar always in view.  This can come in handy as you are working on emails, setting other tasks and setting up meetings.  It is also great for the fast glance at your day view.  Below are the step-by-step instructions for setting your Tasks and Calendar in a sidebar on the left of your Reading Pane.

Adding Tasks
  1. Make sure you are in the app you wish to add the sidebars to.  For this example, we are in the e-mail app.  NOTE:  If you wish the sidebars to be available in other Outlook apps, you must add them to those apps individually.  For example, if you want the Calendar sidebar to also appear in the Task app, you must access the Task app and then add the Calendar sidebar.
  2. Hover over the Tasks in the navigation bar in the left.
  3. Click the arrowed box in the upper right corner.VLBTechEd Outlook Docking Image 1
  4. The Tasks peek is added to the sidebar on the right.
Adding Calendar
  1. Hover over the Calendar in the navigation bar in the left.
  2. Click the arrowed box in the upper right corner.VLBTechEd Outlook Docking Image 2
  3. The Calendar peek is added to the sidebar on the right.
  4. Now, both the Tasks and Calendar views are listed on the sidebar.VLBTechEd Outlook Docking Image 3Once the feature is set, it remains in place until you remove it by click the “X” in the upper right corner of the docked app.VLBTechEd Outlook Docking Image 4

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