Teams profile picture now possible to change with Exchange on-premise mailbox

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Hi there,


We were unable to change the profile picture in Teams in our environment because we host the user-maibox in Exchange On-premise (with hybrid config)


Since this week, our users reported that this is working now. And they are right.

But I can't find any update or news article about this.

In this document it still says it is not possible:


So before informing all of our users, I hope we can get some more information about this.


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Yeah, not really updated from what I can tell.

"Teams users with mailboxes hosted on premises must be synchronized to Azure Active Directory. They can change the user profile picture providing Exchange Server 2016 (Cumulative Update 3), or above, is running on-premises."


Thanks for the article!

Don't know which article is newer because if you click on the For more info see ... link, thats the page I was refuring to.


Last january we created a case with MS for this issue and they then refured to that link, that is saying it is not possible. Anyway something has changed :)



we have the same problem just differently. So far it was not possible for our locally synchronized users to upload their own images via MS Teams. But since March it has suddenly been possible. What was changed? What can we do to stop this again?