Enable Externally Visible Skype for Business Profile Pictures
In SfB on premises you have the ability to set "EnablePresencePhotoOptions" to true under New-CsClientPolicyEntry.
This then allows you enable users with the ability to specify a URL for a profile picture in the SfB client.
In SfB online, you're unable to run New-CsClientPolicyEntry, and/or can't enable EnablePresencePhotoOptions.
A a result you cannot specify a publicly accessible image URL for profile pictures and meetings with user external to your Office 365 will be presented with the default blue avatar picture.
Not able to see profile picture of federated users.
Running OnPrem and using a URL for picture would allow Federated partners to see the contacts picture. Why can't this functionality be added to SfB Online?
Owen this feature is now available in the sFB client if you have moved the user to skype online from onpremise.
Please add this feature. If I am talking to someone on skype and they have a public profile photo on linkedin it should automatically pull the image into skype. Same goes for my address book personals.
Simon Skotheimsvik commented
Thanks for flagging this as a suggestion. We do miss the option to display profile pictures to federated users even when hosted at Skype for Business Online.