Outlook picture not updating

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This was done from a Power Shell script that modified the OWA policy. Today, let’s tackle a tiny-but-frustrating issue…Skype for Business contact photos.The original intention of is that the contact pictures are being taken and updated automatically from the user’s Microsoft Account and any social network providers you are connected to such as Facebook and Linked In.As you might have noticed, you can’t add or change a contact’s picture via the website at all.A way to bypass this rule is to edit the profile image from the Share Point My Site and then hit cancel.If you read that rule closely enough, you’ll realize that in some cases when you change your profile image in Share Point, it will update immediately in Outlook and Lync, but it won’t do so in Share Point until you try to edit it again (and you can hit cancel) or you wait 72 hours. We have seen this in 3 different Office 365 tenants; 2 that use Dir Sync and one that does not.Here are the caveats for when images are changed form the Share Point profile page (My Site): When a user’s profile image is changed from a Outlook, Lync, Set-User Photo, or Dir Sync, it shows quickly in Outlook or Lync with all of the caveats above.However, the rules for when the image shows up in Share Point are a little confusing: And then there’s one more rule: If the user has updated his/her profile image within the last 72 hours, Share Point will not show the update until the 72 hours has passed.

When you are connecting to in Outlook via the Exchange Exchange or Exchange Active Sync (EAS) protocol, then adding a picture to a contact will allow it to sync between other Outlook clients and other mail apps that support synching contact pictures via EAS.

User images, Skype avatars, we have several names for them.

They’re the little circular image that shows up in Skype for Business next to your name in the Contacts List.

Similar to being connected via Skype to retrieve the user’s Microsoft Account profile picture, you can connect to other social networks to retrieve the contacts and profile pictures from these services.

To connect yourself to a social network on Outlook.com, you can use the Connect to social networks link in the People hub on

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