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Get to know your Outlook Calendar

Day showing the three types of calendar entry: appointment, meeting, all day event

Callout 1 An appointment.
Callout 2 A meeting.
Callout 3 An all day event.

In Outlook, when you enter an item in your Calendar, you'll choose one of three types of entry. By knowing the different choices, you can be more effective when you schedule things.

  • Appointment     An appointment is an activity that involves only you.
  • Meeting     A meeting is similar to an appointment. The difference is that you invite other people to it.
  • All day event     This event is an activity that lasts all day long but doesn't block out time in your Calendar. With an event, you can still have other items appear in your schedule for that day.
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