Making emails and attachments into calendar items
I'm gradually moving from Windows to Mac, but can't give up on Outlook/Entourage. However one very handy GTD trick does not seem to translate. In cranking through Outlook emails, I used to have another copy of Outlook open on its calendar page, and would drag and drop emails with attachments from the inbox in one copy into the calendar on the other, to create or add to material for a timed meeting or call, or a timed reminder. But you can't do this on Mail/Calendar, Entourage or (I understand from a beta tester) Outlook for Mac 2011. The best you can do is use special Applescripts to create an event from an email (not add material to an existing event), and then all attachments have to be stripped out from the email and stored in a separate folder.
This slows down email processing for me significantly, as well as being clunky and irritating. Does anyone have know of a workround or a piece of software to deal with this? I would hate to conclude that Windows and Outlook were just superior in such an important part of basic processing.