Outlook picture not updating

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Have you noticed there is a photo placeholder in the message header when viewing emails in Microsoft Outlook 2013?Microsoft Outlook 20 support users adding or changing their profile pictures/avatars easily.But, it turns out that they are not and that the rules for how these images are synchronized across the various data stores is a little complicated.So, the purpose of this post is to shed some light on how this works today.In this article, I will introduce two tricky ways for you to add or change your profile pictures/avatars in Microsoft Outlook at ease.Add or change the profile picture with adding contact picture Add or change the profile picture via Outlook Web App Pictures in message window for one time.If you read that rule closely enough, you’ll realize that in some cases when you change your profile image in Share Point, it will update immediately in Outlook and Lync, but it won’t do so in Share Point until you try to edit it again (and you can hit cancel) or you wait 72 hours. We have seen this in 3 different Office 365 tenants; 2 that use Dir Sync and one that does not.

Step 5: Complete the new contact creating, and then click the Save & Close button in the Contact window. With this method, you can view the added or changed profile picture in People Pane when you reading messages in Outlook 20.

But the heading says Edit Details so perhaps this is right. I navigate back to the original Delve profile page and hit refresh… When building software, and especially software products, it often takes a lot of engineering to create something really simple and elegant like a picture upload.

I note that I’ve got 3 windows open: two tabs, and one floating popup with scrollbars. I had set out on a journey, one that took me from Office Delve through the Office 365 Newsfeed to Outlook… The only thing left to do is marvel at what I had just accomplished. In desperation I click my updated mugshot on the top navigation bar and notice I can change my profile picture there too.

However, the rules for when the image shows up in Share Point are a little confusing: And then there’s one more rule: If the user has updated his/her profile image within the last 72 hours, Share Point will not show the update until the 72 hours has passed.

The reasoning behind the 72 hour delay (according to O365 support) is the extra processing power required to create the 3 sizes of profile images in Share Point.

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