There are some nice new Microsoft Outlook related gadgets now available for download from http://gallery.microsoft.com/home.aspx.
The first new addition is Outlook Upcoming Appointments. This gadget has been built by Microsoft and (I believe) currently only works for Windows Vista PC with language set to English US. It allows you to see the next three to five upcoming appointments in your Outlook 2007 calendar anywhere on your desktop.
The other new addition direct from Microsoft is Outlook Tasks which also only works in English US language. This handy gadget shows your tasks, flagged emails and flagged contacts on the desktop. As with all gadgets you can either dock these gadgets on the sidebar or float them anywhere on your desktop.