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Calendar I: Outlook calendar basics

All-day event "Contoso Conference" spanning three days and birthday lasting one day


An event lets you note activities that last all day. Events do not occupy scheduled time in your calendar; instead, they appear in banners at the top of the date you specify. For example, in the picture the Contoso Conference is an event lasting three days and the Birthday is an event lasting one day.

Use an event when you want to enter an activity on a specific day without letting it clutter up all of that day's time slots in your calendar. Here are some activities for which you might use an event:

  • Conferences, business travel, or vacations, for one day or longer
  • Birthdays and anniversaries
  • Holidays

Note     Events such as birthdays recur every year. We'll show you how to set recurrence in the next lesson.

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