How to Connect a Contact List to Outlook in SharePoint 2016

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How to Connect a Contact List to Outlook in SharePoint 2016

There are times you may want to stay in touch with your team members from a SharePoint
site right within Outlook, an application where you spend most of your time. This allows
you to have all your contacts in one place and communicate seamlessly without the need
to navigate back-and-forth between the two applications.

You need to be a member of a SharePoint site to be able to bring the contact list in your
Outlook environment.

Simply go to the list tab, click on “Connect to Outlook” and follow the settings prompts.
Once connected, the contacts will appear in Outlook and you will be able to make edits
without going back to SharePoint. All the changes that you make in Outlook are
reflected in SharePoint.
Watch the short video tutorial above to see the steps.

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provides end-users with context-sensitive instant self-help right at the moment of need.
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Video Transcript:

A member of his site can connect any contacts list to Outlook to see all the contacts information for example team members in this case in Outlook simply go to the list tab click on D connect to Outlook button allow it to connect to Outlook give it the permission from Outlook and your contacts will appear within Microsoft Outlook not only that but these contacts are now editable directly from Outlook as well so if I decide to edit Tim Smith’s information by changing the work phone number I will change it click on save to save this information and this information has now been saved back in the contacts list as well.

About the Author:

Asif RehmaniAsif Rehmani has been a SharePoint Trainer, Consultant, Author, and a SharePoint Server MVP since 2007. He’s the founder of VisualSP Help System.

VisualSP provides just-in-time learning and help through proprietary help system software. Also, the website hosts a variety of training videos authored by renowned experts in the industry.

Over the years, Asif has provided SharePoint consulting and training to major clients such as Department of Defense, NASA, Hersheys, Toshiba, State Farm, Federal Home Loan Bank, US Army and many more.

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