Need a way to force sync all my users' photos from exchange online to sharepoint online
Need a way to force sync all my users' photos from exchange online to sharepoint online. The user photos do not sync unless they visit their profile page. But many of our users don't do that resulting in the blank head shot photo which annoys our upper mgmt. We ask our users to hit their profile page but they do not always comply and we have thousands of users. So the photo feature is of limited usefulness and just ends up confusing people who expect a photo to show for everyone in the company. This has been a big problem for us for the last 2 years. Surprised Microsoft has not addressed by now.
Ian Caldwell commented
Yes please. User profile photos appear correctly in Outlook, Outlook online, Teams app, Delve, Yammer - basically, everywhere except Sharepoint. This is a major issue for our company.
Currently have an open case with support as we have found even the workaround below
'1) The user has an Exchange license/mailbox. In this case the picture can be set in Exchange. From there it will sync from Exchange Online to SharePoint Online. The user must navigate to their Delve Profile Page to trigger the sync from Exchange Online to SharePoint Online. This can only happen every 72 hours. '
No longer works either...reason not yet determined. Will update if we get a resolutions
Can't believe this function/feature doesn't already exists. Constantly get bugged from HR department because they think something is wrong with SharePoint or that the pictures weren't uploaded when they were.
How can this still not be fixed 3 years later???
Ed Megrant commented
Is this ever going to be fixed? This is very frustrating. We have a small user base (less than 400 users) but it still presents a huge issue. What can be done to fix this? Is there a method//script etc, that we can reliably use to force the photo sync so that O365 apps will see it properly?
Peter Holzer commented
Frustrating, please fix this problem!
How can this still not be fixed?
Michael Lorentz commented
Please prioritize this! Users don't want to add photos multiple times in the same ecosystem!
I use Windows Server 2016 Essentials on the ground and have AD photos syncing around my network and use Azure AD Connect to sync AD up to Azure. So, at this point it properly inserts the users pictures onto their accounts in Azure only. It does not sync the users's photos to the rest of the Office 365 web apps. Is there a way to make the AD pics sync all they way through Azure into the Office 365 side?
I would also like users to have the ability to change their picture in Office 365 and have them sync over to Azure and then back down to their AD accounts on the ground and around the local network.
sync photo from exchange online to sharepoint online
This has been going on for over 2 years, just as it was stated by Anonymous 2 on Jan 19th. I tried to escalate our problem, but this was the only reply (which is not working for us by the way)
We acknowledge that this is a scenario that stands to be improved. We are currently working on it and this will take some time. This link shows the process of SharePoint profile picture synchronization https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3185286 .
At present, to update a user’s profile in SharePoint one of the following flows must happen:
1) The user has an Exchange license/mailbox. In this case the picture can be set in Exchange. From there it will sync from Exchange Online to SharePoint Online. The user must navigate to their Delve Profile Page to trigger the sync from Exchange Online to SharePoint Online. This can only happen every 72 hours.
2) The user doesn’t have an Exchange mailbox. In this case the picture needs to be uploaded to SharePoint directly. The only way to do this is via the UI.
Once done, there is a propagation time depending on the size of the SharePoint site.
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The OP says this has been a problem for him for 2 years. He posted that 2 years ago. And Microsoft want to compete against dynamic, fast-moving companies like Google and Amazon...
This is a huge problem, please fix!
We really need this functinality also...increadibly frustrating!!
All (and I do mean all) of my SharePoint Online clients complain about this problem. This really needs to be fixed.
Give us one photo management endpoint which will handle replicating the user photo to all Office 365 workloads (including Yammer). Ideally, it would allow a flag to be set if a user overrides the photo (via OWA for instance) that was set by IT admins so that when the process runs again it doesn't overwrite their custom photo they uploaded.
Paul Slade commented
This needs fixing.
This post basically says its broke, we know its broke, and we dont plan to fix it. Thanks MS.
How has this not been addressed or even discussed yet?? Wow
Peter Selch Dahl commented
We really need this functionality.