How to add birthdays and anniversaries to Contacts and have Calendar remind you about them

Overview: 
You can enter birthdays or anniversaries for selected Contacts on your device in the Edit menu.
Here’s how to do it:
  1. Open Contacts and select a name from the Contacts list.
  2. Select Menu >Edit to open the Edit screen (pre-WM 5 PPCs: Edit).
  3. Scroll down to the Birthday or Anniversary fields.
  4. Tap on or select the Birthday or Anniversary field and modify the date as necessary.
  5. Select OK (non-touch screen smartphones: Done)
The next time you synchronize with Outlook on your PC, you’ll find that a recurring appointment has been created in Calendar for the birthday or anniversary you added, with a reminder set up to let you know about it 15 minutes before the big day.

TIP: Fifteen minutes may not be enough lead time to buy a birthday/anniversary card or gift. You may want to change the reminder appointment to notify you a couple of days or even a week before the event. (See “How to set or change Calendar appointment lead time.”) You can also enter notes about the reminder (present requested, make dinner reservations, etc.).

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