Add and Manage photos in Outlook messages and contacts FOR FREE!

January 22nd, 2019

Have you ever met someone after a long email conversation or a Lync or Skype chat and not recognized the person until they confront you with their name? Well, how good is your email signature in Outlook? Do you have to be a Microsoft Exchange expert to customise your information and add photos to your AD? Mindfire Technologies has answer for all these questions.

Why would you need to add photos to Active Directory?

You may need to add photographs to Active Directory to show them in internal Outlook messages, display in Outlook’s contacts and Global Address List (GAL), or to add them to internal or outbound emails. Letting people see each other’s faces while corresponding adds a more human touch to the communication. Sometimes it seems to be the only way for some people to know who is who in their own company. What is more, adding users’ images to external messages makes your mail look more professional and also lets your customers see whom they are corresponding with.

Now you can upload photographs to Active Directory and manage them easily using light and super-intuitive user interface. The photos can be visible in Outlook emails, contacts and GALs, as well as in SharePoint, Lync, and Skype for Business. Instead of using the Import-RecipientDataProperty cmdlet command to upload users’ images to the Active Directory’s thumbnailPhoto attribute, you can do it with a few clicks without having any expertise in Exchange management. What is more, thanks to the program you can finally make bulk photo uploads and changes.

Displaying photos in Outlook messages and contacts

By uploading photos to Active Directory and assigning them to users, they will be automatically displayed in Outlook’s internal emails. Pictures uploaded to Active Directory will also be displayed in Outlook contact cards and in GAL contacts as well.

Displaying photos in Outlook messages and contacts

Active Directory photos in Lync client

Once photographs are uploaded to Active Directory, users will be able to see those pictures in Lync 2010 and 2013 clients. Owing to this, employees will finally get to see the face of every workmate in the chat window, as well as after pointing the cursor over a given name in Lync’s Contact List.

Active Directory photos in Lync client

Active Directory photos as Windows account picture

You can also set a Windows account picture from Active Directory to further personalize each employee’s PC. Use this opportunity to set holiday-specific photos or pictures taken during important corporate events.

Active Directory photos as Windows account picture

Want to Implement this in your Organization?

No hassle. Mindfire Technologies can help you out with that.

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