I use an Android app called Tasks & Notes which integrates brilliantly with Outlook and synchs tasks across Outlook on my phone, Outlook.com and the full Outlook app on my laptop. It also allows me to assign a category to a task so I can distinguish between personal and work stuff - an option I can't see when adding a task in Outlook.com.
I will happily dump this app if/when Microsoft include tasks in the Outlook Android app, but for now the third party app is great.
I should also state that I'm not personally interested in Google calendar. With my Gmail and ISP email accounts emails both synching to my Outlook.com account, I have stopped using Google calendar completely, and everything is in my Outlook calendar.
First, as English can be a bit confusing about this point, by "bi-weekly" do you mean 'every second week' or 'twice a week'?
To set up an appointment for every second week, in the Details screen when you create the event look for the Repeat dropdown list and select Other... then select a repeat pattern of Weekly and change the value to every 2 weeks, and check the day of the week it occurs each fortnight.
For an event that occurs twice a week, select a repeat pattern of Weekly, a value of every 1 weeks, and check the two days it occurs each week.
My Outlook.com calendar does show in 24 hour clock time, as do the options when creating new appointments. Isn't this determined in the settings?
CLick the Settings gear icon on the top right corner and select Options. Then select General > Region and time zone. There is a drop down option there to set your preferred time format.
I agree. For example, I currently use the 'football' charm for when I attend a sports event, e.g. a football or cricket match, but would like an additional charms for my own gym (dumbbells?) and cycling (a bike?) times. Perhaps Microsoft just needs a "suggest a charm" feature?
I use charms quite a bit and it's great to see them in the daily and weekly views but it would be useful to see them in month view as well.
Isn't this available already?
In the Outlook.com calendar, click on the Settings gear in the top right corner and select Options. In the options on the left of screen you will see Calendar > Personalisation > Weather and you can turn the icons off here.
In the desktop Outlook app, Click the File tab and select Options. In the Outlook Options dialog box, click Calendar and scroll right down to the bottom of the list.
There seems to be some degree of smart charms already, but I'm not sure how comprehensive it is. In Outlook.com I set up a recurring appointment (three times a week) for my gym sessions. I didn't assign a charm to them but they show in the Outlook app on my phone with a "dumbbell" charm. There is no charm visible in Outlook.com or in the full Outlook app on my Windows laptop though.