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Microsoft® Lync® Server 2013 Unleashed Second Edition by Randy Wintle, Alex Lewis, David Ross, Tom Pacyk

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High-Resolution Photos

The capability to use photos with Lync contacts was introduced in Lync 2010, with the source of those photos limited to either the Active Directory user object (using the thumbnailPhoto attribute) or a URL reference to a public website. Although Active Directory was naturally the better choice for organizations seeking to standardize this feature, many Lync administrators held back from implementing photos in Lync due to concerns with how Active Directory replication would be impacted. For this very reason, limitations were also placed on the resolution of photos that could be used with Lync 2010.

In an effort to circumvent these limitations, Lync 2013 offers additional options for the use of photos by way of integration ...

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