This will update contact information, pictures, phone numbers, etc. Now you have the most up-to-date information from Active Directory in your local address book. Under Send/Receive Groups, you should see an option to "Download Address Book." Now you will be prompted for a few options, and you can choose to update from the Global Address List (this is how your AD should push out contacts). I download the full address book and it loads for a couple of seconds. I open some contact which I haven't updated yet, click on update - it is updated.
Also the Update button seems to have to do something with "Outlook Social Connector" - see the other screenshot I added?
The Global Address Book (GAL) is a directory of available contact information for UAEX employees.
It can be accessed when using a UAEX Exchange account with Outlook or when logged in to the Outlook Web App.
I know this is old, but it's the first search result in Google and doesn't have a proper answer. Fourth, you will receive a dialogue box for any matching / existing contacts. Local contacts always trump Active Directory contacts, and do not update when changes happen in AD (by design). For now, I've written an Outlook plugin that performs these steps automatically for the company I work for. Not the nicest way as in - why isn't this default?!
These screenshots are from Outlook 2013, but the process works identically in 2010 or 2007. Choose "Update All", wait a moment, and you're done. I can manually update each contact with the nice "Update" button and it automatically synchs the contact with AD, but I can't do that for all contact with a simple buttonclick? Switch to your contacts view, then go to the "Send/Receive" tab.
You should have saved any contacts that were local to your machine in a file so that you could reestablish them in your UVa Exchange account.You cannot change your legal name as displayed, however, as that is derived from what is displayed on your Social Security card.If your name has legally changed, contact your HR Representative for assistance.(If, e.g., you receive an email “bounceback” message after sending someone an email who you are certain works at UVA, that suggests that your version of the GAL is outdated, and you need to get a more recent version of it in order to get their correct, updated email address.) Since Outlook for Windows keeps a cached copy of the Global Address Book (GAL), new or changed mailboxes might not be reflected until the next day.This cache can also become “stuck” and not update, causing Outlook to have either incorrect or missing GAL entries and emails sent to others to bounce.