Outlook global address list not updating
By using the Offline Address Book, Outlook does not have to connect to Exchange in order to resolve names or open the records for each user.
This reduces network traffic and improves performance.
If you are a system admin that is on the lookout for ways to optimize the smartphone experience, GAL search maybe a weak link.
Many organizations prefer to sync the Jamie Gomez has a lab in the basement of the oldest building on campus. You open the contacts icon on your i Phone and discover that he isn’t in your address book.
It may be that the information from the Exchange server has not yet flowed to your local Outlook program.
So to force your Outlook to sync with the Exchange server you can manually update the GAL.
However, if you need to the address book to update sooner you will need to force an update by manually starting the synchronization process. Outlook Social Connector is normal - I have it on my contacts as well.Microsoft Support has an article on offline address books which may be helpful in this situation..appears you have cached mode turned on (it is by default on the clients) The Outlook Social connector (Free with Outlook 2010/2013) will do what you are asking for.This will update contact information, pictures, phone numbers, etc. Now you have the most up-to-date information from Active Directory in your local address book. Under Send/Receive Groups, you should see an option to "Download Address Book." Now you will be prompted for a few options, and you can choose to update from the Global Address List (this is how your AD should push out contacts). I download the full address book and it loads for a couple of seconds. I open some contact which I haven't updated yet, click on update - it is updated.Also the Update button seems to have to do something with "Outlook Social Connector" - see the other screenshot I added?