Sorry that this might be slightly off topic (ie not part of the os).
I use Outlook 2007. On a lot of days, I have a number of appointments. However, in the monthly view, the only visual clue that you have additional appointments is a faded down triangle that, if you mouse over it, says "Click for more appointments"
I've tried a number of things to get that to be more visible. So far, it remains a faded, light pastel color which is waaay too easy to overlook.
Does anyone know how to get that critter to stand out? ie. change the symbol and/or make it a bold color?
I know what you are referring to, but if there is any way to change it's appearance it is beyond me. Microsoft support site seemingly has two options ...
Due to the size of the grid, you are limited in how many items display - you'll need to use a daily view to see more.
Change your Resolution setting in the Control Panel.
Obviously option 2 is going to change the resolution for everything, desktop, other applications, etc. Not really an option. I tend to use the "Work Week" view most often and that way I can see appointments for each day and throughout that week. Then change to calendar view when you need to see the bigger picture.
I know I didn't answer your question, or perhaps I did ... it doesn't seem like there is no view currently in Outlook to meet your desire.