Turning off those stupid Windows Live Calendar notifications

I’ve got to admit, for a computer programmer, it is pretty dumb that I didn’t know this, but I see I was not alone…

What I’m talking about is those annoying birthday reminders that have been driving me nuts for the last two years, since I bought my first Windows phone. I didn’t even know where they came from… But recently Raymond Chen wrote a great post on how to switch those notifications off.

I’ll repeat just the relevant details here, as they apply to me:

  1. Log in to calendar.live.com
  2. Click the gear icon on the top right, and go to Options.
  3. Choose your birthday calendar… Here’s what my options page looks like:CalendarOptions1
  4. Then turn off the notifications like so: (It’s on by default)CalendarOptions2

About Jerome

I am a senior C# developer in Johannesburg, South Africa. I am also a recovering addict, who spent nearly eight years using methamphetamine. I write on my recovery blog about my lessons learned and sometimes give advice to others who have made similar mistakes, often from my viewpoint as an atheist, and I also write some C# programming articles on my programming blog.
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