Birthdays and anniversaries are special events. Outlook has its own special meaning of "event." In Outlook, an event lasts 24 hours or more and is displayed in a banner at the top of each day on which it occurs, so it doesn't clutter your calendar.
The event that Outlook automatically creates, from the Birthday or Anniversary box of a contact Details tab, will contain the following information:
- The Subject field for the event will contain the contact's name and the word "Birthday."
- Recurrence for the event will be set to Yearly.
- Show time is set to Free.
Next we'll show you how you could modify this information. Then we'll let you in on a method by which you can create a recurring annual event without using a contact.