Show Pictures without Exchange-License
It's a shame, that you have to buy an Exchange-License for having the option to show user pictures or edit your own picture.
We use an Exchange local at our network an SfB as online service with Office365. We don't understand what the problem ist, to use the picture from the office 365 account and why you have to buy an additional online-exchange-license.
In my oppinion this is a basic feature and Microsoft uses these ways to get more money from their business-customers.
Can you please think about that?
The solution for it is, you must update their profile pictures in UPS in SharePoint Online (via job or powershell script). That is the only solution without mailbox in online.
100% agree with this one. We have thousands of users that do not have mailbox but need to have photos across other O365 workloads they use.