Add the feature to show shared contacts in the user’s Address Book in Outlook 2016
Add the feature to show shared contacts in the user’s Address Book in Outlook client once they are shared with other users. Currently, you can view other user’s contacts in your Address Book when you create a public folder. However, it is impossible to view contacts in the user’s Address Book if they are shared between users.
Also, we can only access mail items in OWA that start in the public folders in Outlook 2016, we need access to the public contacts via OWA. There is no way to share contacts for OWA use at this time.
Beth Wetherbee commented
Please please add this feature for the Outlook client, Android and iPhone. We need a reasonable way to share contact lists among users, have them show as an address book, and be able to see those shared contacts on our mobile devises.
I need this feature, pleas add it to outlook
John D. commented
Please add this feature. Sharing contact lists easily would be very helpful. Public Folder contacts is how we do it and it is cumbersome for the user. Having a shared mailbox delegated to users so that the shared mailbox's contacts show as an address book would save time for our users.
Ryan Moossdorff commented
This feature is critical! If you cannot have shared contacts in your address book, you are unable to sync them with other devices. For companies and small businesses, this feature will save so much time and money. Especially in this trying time for everyone. Please add this feature!
Götz von Arnim commented
Ein geteiltes/gemeinsames Adressbuch das nicht gemeinsam benutzt werden kann ist nutzlos.
Auch wäre es sehr nützlich, wenn aus einer Email Andressen extrahiert werden und in das Adressbuch eingetragen werden könnten.
Hartmut Rösler commented
A shared Adressbook, that can not used as an Adressbook, is useless!
Stéphane Labonté commented
très important à notre organisation
doit être ajoutée aussi dans Outlook 2019
This feature is really important in our workplace. Since our shared folders have been migrated to O365, we can no long access the shared address books in the To-field.
This feature is useless if the other users can't access it in the address book! Please add this feature! Thanks!
Still looking forward to this feature to be added.
What is the use of sharing a contact folder if the user cannot use it as an Address Book?
Please add this feature!!
this would be amazing, i'd even go as far as critical for what we do.
don't understand why this isn't a basic feature already
We need this feature to be made.
It´s necessary to show shared contacts in the user´s Address Book in Outlook.
Please. Do it
Chris Barr commented
We need this also. I created a shared mailbox and added contacts to the shared mailbox contact folder. However, it is impossible to add a group contact in the shared contact folder. Also, you can't select items from that address book/contact list even when sending from the shared email address address. This seems like a basic item that is needed for the shared mailbox to be truly useful.
This is critical when using Mail Merge programs from Word or special label makers that require selections of Outlook Address Books. Exporting and importing the information takes too many steps - needs to be able to see shared contacts as an address book.
Iain McDonald commented
GroupWise had this years ago. Come on Microsoft, get your act together
A shared mailbox with a contacts folder that can therefore be shared is the most obvious and sensible solution - but why is the Outlook Address Books tab and the "Show this folder as an email Address Book" option missing? It make no sense.
we need to be able first of all have an address book for all internal staff and also for external contacts
David C commented
I support a large financial institution and this feature to share contacts and allow all the users to show the folder as an email Address Book is much needed.