Feb 27 2017 02:44 PM
Feb 27 2017 02:46 PM
Feb 27 2017 02:51 PM
We had a SharePoint site that includes documents, calendars and a contacts list of external resources. The list was connected to Outlook 2016 People list, so users had easy access to those contacts, and modify phone numbers or address, so everyone had the right information.
We are moving the Sharepoint site to Groups, but I can't find how to work with the contact list. Any suggestions?
Feb 27 2017 02:57 PM
Feb 27 2017 03:23 PM
That's good to know. What are the options in Office 365 Groups to share a Contacts List, a part from SharePoint?
Feb 27 2017 03:25 PM
Feb 27 2017 11:10 PM
Apr 10 2017 12:37 PM
Oct 03 2017 08:01 AM
I think this is really good idea. It would be extremely helpful to have shared contacts under Office 365 groups like Shared Mailbox.
Dec 20 2017 05:57 AM
May 16 2018 01:47 PM
I couldn't agree more - This is the exact sort of functionality our company is needing right now. Most of our company is non-technical and it needs to be as simple as possible.
Nov 05 2018 09:03 AM
I agree that this is a great idea. In the past we would have created a public folder for the contacts but groups provides better (and easier to manage) security and contacts would make sense there. If a company is not using SharePoint this can be a huge learning curve when all they want to do is set up a shared contact list (I have several companies I work with that only want that). the groups are easier to learn and it is often transparent to the users. We have a calendar for the group so a set of contacts that are relevant to the group membership makes sense.
Apr 28 2020 09:28 AM
+1 for having a contacts list in groups. All of the other options mentioned are just sort of a 2nd rate work around compared to what contacts for groups could be. I'm amazed that there aren't more people clamoring for this. Microsoft already has a calendar for groups, so why not contacts?
Apr 28 2020 01:38 PM
I have to chime in here a second time as I went back on this thread and read through it again. Has anyone here ever set up a contact list in SharePoint? OMG that is the UGLIEST thing I have seen in a long time. It looks like it was made in an HTML 101 class. I mean great that it's SharePoint and all that but most users get a blank stare when you say SharePoint. The contacts folder in Outlook they understand and that is what they want to use. When I created Public folders they looked the same as their contacts folder and that depreciated technology.
Don't get me wrong. I love SharePoint and I try to push clients towards it every day but this is an uphill battle. Groups are the logical place to have a list of contacts that are specific to that group. Please for the love of little green apples make this simple. Elegant is not always the right solution. People are used to using Outlook. Don't make them go somewhere else just to see a contact and get the email address or phone number to go back to Outlook again to send that email. Design the product the way people WANT to use it and not as you think they should use it.