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Office 365: Using the Birthday Calendar in Outlook

Using the Birthday Calendar in Outlook

There is Birthday Calendar in Outlook and Outlook on the Web that just displays Birthday events.  This is basically a filter of your overall calendar. 

To display the Birthday calendar click on the Birthdays View in the Outlook or Outlook on the Web calendars:

In Outlook:

In Outlook on the Web:

Birthday events are attached to personal contacts and you cannot edit the Birthday calendar directly.  To add a Birthday in Outlook, you must modify the personal contact and add a Birthday there.  Then it will show up on your calendar and the Birthday calendar.

In Outlook on the Web you can add a birthday event which will also add a personal contact if one is not already there for that person.

On the Office 365 navigation bar, click the app launcher , and then click Calendar.

On the Calendar navigation bar, click New > Birthday event.

Under Details, enter the name, birth date, set a reminder, and click Save.

The birthday appears in your calendar.

Tips: Calendar is connected to your contact list in People, so:

  • If you add a birthday in Calendar, and the person isn't in your contact list, they'll be added.
  • If you add a birthday to a contact in People, the birthday will be added to your calendar.
  • If you add a birthday in Calendar, and the name you enter matches someone in your contact list, the birthday will be added to their contact.