876 votesChris Latta commented
just to make it clear, its NOT possible on android devices to have the contacts app syncing with the GAL, it is possible for the contacts app to sync with the contacts of the user for outlook/office 365.
As Office 365 is used for organisations (small or large) and these organisations have a corporate strategy for communicating between employees, with a back office team (usually IT Dept) that manages the accounts and keeps them up to date. I cant believe that a company issued mobile phone cannot access a global address book for that tenancy, Google can!.
Microsoft's solution - copy the GAL to your contacts and then hope no one leaves or joins the organisation
421 votes19 comments · Office 365 Security & Compliance » Advanced Security Management · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →Chris Latta commented
just found this and cant believe it, it is fundamental to the way most organisations work with accounts