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Anyone know of a way to do a more advanced Outlook contact sync with SharePoint?

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 06, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Wanted to see if anyone had tried to do a more advanced Outlook contact sync with SharePoint.

We were hoping to find a way to have outlook sync contacts with a sharepoint contact list by categories in personal contact folders.  I.e. if a user has a contact in their personal exchange contacts that is marked with a category "Partner", is there any way to have all contacts categorized as "Partner" automatically share in the public SharePoint shared contacts for Partners.  Additionally, would be nice to also sync those users to the personal contacts.

Otherwise, we just treat the shared contacts as another contact folder for drag/drop sync.

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