Monday, 22 February 2016

What is what when it comes to the contact card

I was wondering which attributes from an AD user object, is shown on the Lync/Skype4B contact card.

Let's check it out.

I took an old friend of mine from my lab, Mr. Baggins, you might know him, not so tall chap rather polite and always dresses perfectly for the occassion, gave him a few different values for his AD attributes.

Then I ran the Update-CsAddressbook cmdlet and waited for the event 21056 to appear. All good. Started the client and got the newest address book, ready to go.

Searching for Bilbo, got this result
Obviously we see the Display Name (red square), Job Title (green square) and Department (blue square).

Showing the contact card, rendered this result.

Here we see a clear mapping between the AD attributes and the contact card fields.

Using the ABSConfig.exe tool (part of the Lync/Skype4B reskit), we can clearly see these mappings.

We can also adapt the mapping between these fields, and leave some of them out, if necessary. There is an extra column to the right, with the label "Enabled" removing the tick from the box, removes the attribute from the contact card.

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