Teams Contact sync with Outlook
Please make the contacts that show up in the calling tab to be synced with a persons outlook or global address book of sorts. It's annoying having to manage so many different contact books
Integrating Contacts with Teams would also help to display name of the person who is connected via dial-in instead of (difficult to identify) telephone number -- this would make my day!
This feature should of been available when the app was created
We need This feature !!
Our manager gave the task to add all these business cards as contact in Outlook. How to explain to him that when he wants to call with teams he has to finally type the number and can't search for it by name in teams?
Sander van den Broek commented
From a GDPR point of view not a good idea persons are registered in multiple lists.
Every user within our organisation has his/her own outlook contact list that sync with his/her personal Teams contact list. Instead we would like to share all contacts via a shared mailbox. It would be **really** nice if this shared contact list could be synced to the Teams call system.
Murray Elliot commented
We have office365 A3 subscription, and contacts in Outlook do already Sync to Teams. Under what circumstances does this not work?
Please, please can you ensure MS Teams seamlessly connects with Outlook contacts.
Michael Schomisch commented
We just switched from S4B on prem to Teams as our one and only, full featured Communication Platform including a Cloud SBC as the gateway to Mobile and PSTN. Means: Our employees have only one app to "dial out" > MS Teams! ... and you want me to explain my company that they have to copy and paste Tel numbers from Outlook Contacts to the Teams Dial Pad? Come on guys, this is not a fency wish but a serious demand. Please implement a capability for integrating (better syncing) Contacts between Outlook and Teams.
I can tell you that the big up and coming competitor of Microsoft for telephany ZOOM has that feature. It is a 1 time setup and boom all my contacts in O365 sync seamlessly to the ZOOM interface. This is a critical component to an unified communications platform.
This was working on mine at some stage last year I had outlook contacts in Teams under Calls and then stopped working. Now all i have in contacts is the imported Skype 4 Business contacts that were imported on the switch to teams. Maybe with an upgrade it stopped working.
This is one of the most important functions for the daily business with teams and telephony!!
Leigh Wilcox commented
I have found a way of doing this, open outlook,
click on the people/contacts icon next to the calendar,
click on the address book in the find section, at the drop down lost search global address list,
then search for the team/group you wish to import the contacts from,
double click the group, Select all the members or just the ones you want to add as contacts,
then click add to contacts button
Matteo Lo Piccolo commented
Most important feature that is still missing from Teams...... We need this for caller IDs and also because we have a shared contact list in exchange with all of our customers....
This is really needed if you want to use teams as real telephony system at enterprise level. You must have the ability to have a central Contact synchronize with Teams
Steve Pledger commented
This currently exists. The contact needs to be under the O365 mailbox, and needs to have a "Comany" and Phone Number filled out.
I agree with Rick. It's annoying to have to manage multiple contact lists.
It's insane that this was not a launch feature.
I'm trying to figure this out. It has to be in the top level of your Outlook contacts and has to have a phone number to sync. Although, mine sync when another user's does not. I'm working on figuring out why. I do have my Telephone number ported into Microsoft and use Teams as a soft phone, but I don't know if the user is setup that way. I'll find out next week.
Agree entirely. Until Teams syncs seamlessly with Outlook contacts (including "File as") it will never be usable as voice / calling application / soft-phone.
At the moment it seems to be designed for family chats rather than a serious business tool