Q. Why don’t tasks automatically set reminders?
A. You can set tasks yourself from the task flag. Right-click and choose Add Reminder. You can also do this from the Follow Up dropdown list when composing the task. In Outlook 2010, tasks appear at the bottom of the Calendar screen, so you’ll have both pieces of information when planning meetings and appointments.
You will always see tasks and email with follow-up flags in the To Do bar, which appears in both Outlook 2007 and 2010.