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Microsoft® Lync Server 2010 Unleashed by Tom Pacyk, Andrew Abbate, Alex Lewis

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Simplifying Tasks through SharePoint 2010

An excellent example of using SharePoint 2010 to improve a task in Lync Server 2010 is in the area of managing photographs for contacts. Lync Server 2010 leverages the thumbnailPhoto attribute in Active Directory to store and access photos for contacts, yet it doesn’t offer any interface to import photos into this attribute. This is where SharePoint 2010 comes in. Users of SharePoint 2010 can upload their photo to their “My Site” and the administrator can configure profile synchronization in SharePoint 2010 to synchronize the photo to the thumbnailPhoto attribute in Active Directory.

Configuring profile synchronization involves several steps, which can be found on the Microsoft website at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee721049.aspx ...

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