Monday, 26 January 2015 00:00

Give people photos in Outlook, SharePoint and Lync

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Couple of weeks back, I was in preparation for a small script which would help me in import the user thumbnail into Active Directory. Fortunately, I received an email showcasing about one such free product from Exclaimer “Exclaimer Outlook Photos”. This software is Simply Superb, and I confidently can say that you never need to look for any other tool to manage your outlook photos.

Exclaimer Outlook Photos lets you import photos into the Active Directory to give everyone a photo portrait in the Outlook People Pane, their SharePoint profile and on Microsoft Lync. The software is a complete package with immense range of GUI Management features such as view, import, edit etc.


Outlook Photos is completely free. You get full functionality the moment you download: no license keys or no paid set-up. There is also no need to install it on your Domain Controller or Exchange server.

Plus, with Outlook Photos, you get all the additional benefits you would expect from choosing a solution from one of the world's leading email utility companies.


Don’t worry about learning Active Directory or PowerShell commands and go straight to importing, editing and storing photos in Active Directory. Batch-import feature allows importing multiple photos at once by selecting the folder or drive with your photos and migrate them all in a single click. It auto-matches pictures to names or other data in the Active Directory e.g. matching the user 'Karen Green' with her photo in 'KarenGreen.jpg' so you don't have to.

Crop and Resize Photos

The major worry to me was to tackle the size and resolution of the photo. With this excellent tool, the photos are automatically cropped and adjusted if they are not the right size. Following snapshot shows the mouse over address book popup in outlook.

In addition, this software helps you to,

- Review the photos users already have and decide whether to replace them.

- Let your customers, clients and corporate partners see your photo portrait too.

- Wherever the user is, if they’re in your domain, you can control their photos.

- Trusted by administrators all over the world in some of the largest and smallest organizations.

Integrate the software with Exclaimer’s award-winning Signature Manager range, if you already have them.

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Additional Benefits are,

Free software: Exclaimer Outlook Photos is completely free. You get full functionality the moment you download: no license keys, no paid set-up and automatic updates.

Install anywhere: Downloading software that gets tacked onto valuable IT utilities can be a pain. We make sure that this is not an issue as there is no need to install it on your Domain Controller or Exchange server. No matter where you are, if you are logged in as a domain admin, you can update the Active Directory photos easily.

No need to make changes: It is simply an import tool, so you don’t need to make any adjustments to Exchange, Outlook or any of your resources. The software doesn’t modify or jeopardize any of the tools that you rely on.

The software was even voted the ‘Best Outlook Add-On’ in the Readers’ Choice Awards the first year it was nominated.

I strongly make use of this wonderful tool. Why to wait, get your hand dirty with Exclaimer Outlook Photos, and share your experience!!!

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