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Add Caller Identification feature on iOS

Allow the Outlook app to use the GAL, as well as Mailbox Contacts, for Caller Identification, similar to the LinkedIn app on iOS.

Settings -> Phone -> Call Blocking & Identification

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  • Bernd commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Due to the “General Data Protection Regulation” (GDPR) in the European Union (EU) it is not allowed to give personal information (like name, address, phone no.) to third parties without the approval of the person affected. That is also valid while using Apps on mobile devices.

    For that reason most companies in the EU do not allow to synchronize contact information from secured areas (Citrix XenMobile, Microsoft Intune) to the iOS contacts or prohibit the use of Apps on corporate phones. Both approaches result into great inconvenience!

    The solution would be the use of the Caller ID function which is available and already implemented by Citrix. With this function the need to replicate contacts from secured areas to iOS contacts will become unnecessary and everybody could follow GDPR and use Apps. So why isn’t Microsoft able to offer the Caller ID function..?

    I think you would make a lot of people happy which use a corporate phone in the EU!

  • Bill Wild commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Having just 1 letter identify a mailbox is confusing when there are several accounts beginning with the same letter. Difficult to identify which mailbox upon opening an email.

  • Kock, Julian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We are 5000 people in our company and we can’t synch all contacts from the global address list to our local address book. Could you activate the calling id feature for iOS, that it is possible to recognise a caller when he is in our global AD address list?

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